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Yogyashala

The great visionary, Mahatma Dayanand Saraswati attained ‘Nirvana’ in the year 1883. In the year 1886, Lala Lalchandra and Lala Hansraj laid the foundation of the first D.A.V educational institution in Lahore, to keep the memories of this eminent saint alive. This institution began as a school and later on took the form of a college. The educational philosophy of D.A.V is encompassed in its very name- Dayanand Anglo Vedic where ‘A’ stands for Anglo- English i.e. western scientific knowledge and ‘V’ stands for Vedic i.e. time honoured Vedic values.

To carry forward this illustrious legacy,  the D.A.V. organization zealously follows the tradition of holding Yagnas and  Havans in its various institutions. These are held regularly in the Yagyashalas in which the teachers, students and the other staff members get together to remember God Almighty and thank Him for all the bounties that he has showered upon  his children. These Yagnas, along with the chanting of the Holy Mantras help in purifying the atmosphere.

Every day the students of a   class along with their teachers perform the daily Yagna amidst the chanting of the holy vedmantras. On every second Saturday and other special occasions the entire teaching community  sits down to  perform a Havan under  the   aegis  of the worthy Principal  of  the  institution,  Sh. S.R. Modgil.