On the auspicious occasion of this Diwali, I send my warmest greetings to you all.
I believe the essence of this festival lies in the sloka, 'Tamaso ma jyotirgamaya', meaning “Lead me from darkness to light.” On this festival of lights, therefore, we must light the lamp of happiness, prosperity and knowledge to dispel sorrow, poverty, ignorance and disease. Incidentally, it seems we might have beaten the pandemic which till recently gave us lot of agony but made the mankind stronger in will to have withstood 'such turbulent times. It looks the darker days are past us and hope is on the horizon again.
The day is historic for one more reason, as Swami Dayanand ji attained Moksha on this very day. In his book Satyarth Prakash (The Light of Truth), Swamiji wrote "The man, who resolves to stick to the truth at all costs, steadily rises in virtues. When his virtues raise his reputation and prestige, he becomes all the more a devotee of truth. This devotion to truth becomes an unerring source of power and greatness." Let us, therefore, this day rededicate ourselves to adhere to these principles and take the DAV movement to greater heights of prestige glory.
I pray that this Diwali bring joy and happiness to the DAV fraternity and their families. May it be the harbinger of happiness for the entire mankind.
Lastly let us have a pollution-free and safe Diwali, so that we handover a cleaner planet to our next generation
KEEP SMILING & BE HAPPY!
DAV College Managing Committee,
and Arya Pradeshik Pratinidhi Sabha