Jalandhar, April 21, 2013: Poonam Suri, President of the Pradeshik Pratinidhi Sabha, Head of the DAV Colleges Management Committee and Chancellor of the DAV University, inaugurated and dedicated to the Nation on Saturday evening, the University campus built in an area of around 74 acres situated on Jalandhar-Pathankot National Highway.
Speaking on the occasion Suri said, “The DAV University Jalandhar is akin to Nalanda of modern India rather a seat of higher learning and engaged in pursuit of research and development (R&D) in order to provide quality education in the country at par with the Global standards".
He said in order to meet the challenges of the 21st century, "The University is a firm and significant step towards providing wholesome quality education at a professional level.”
Suri who is also the Chancellor of the DAV University said that the day for inauguration was the auspicious for the Aryans to celebrate Mahatma Hans Raj day celebrations, 'Prerna Utsav ' for the year 2013, that this University is a true homage to the founders of the DAV movement.
Elaborating and speaking high of management of the DAV Institutions, Suri said that DAV manages as many as 778 educational institutions across the country and many of these are considered to be amongst the best in the vicinity of the state.
He said DAV University, Jalandhar campus is sprawled in 74 acres of land and is shining example of modern architecture, situated 7.5 kms from Jalandhar city.
As a part of the 'Prerna Utsav' celebrations at the campus, the DAVCMC honoured the much respected Vedic scholars and research Professors, Dr Shashi Prabha Kumar, Dr Som Ved Sastri, Dr Priyavrat Das and Pandit Satyapal Pathak for their invaluable contribution towards promoting Vedic awareness and values.
The Vice Chancellor, Panjab University, Uttrakhand, Swatantra Kumar Murgai and V.C of Chandigarh Dr Arun Kumar Grover were also honored.
The recipients of 'Mahatma Hansraj Sammelan for their outstanding contributions as educationists in DAV establishment were Dr Ajay Sareen, Anjna Gupta, Dr Vibha Ray, Manju Malik and Anand Sahi.
Punam Suri and others also released special edition of Arya Jagat and Aryan Heritage, the main publications of Arya Pradeshik Pratinidhi Sabha.
On the occasion noted National Spiritual leader Swami Sumedhanand Sarswati blessed the audience on 'Prerna Utsav' and speaking on the occasion he said," It is only through the establishment of such seats of higher and modern learning as the DAV University, Jalandhar that the nation shall make its mark on the world. DAV College Management committee through the establishment of this University has taken a firm step towards contributing to the nation's greatness." he concluded.