The President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, inaugurated the International Arya Mahasammelan – 2018 today (October 25, 2018) in Delhi.
President said that in the 19th century when we were considering our culture and beliefs inferior than the western culture, Swami Dayanand Saraswati showed us the path of renaissance and self-pride.
He was an intrepid warrior of social and spiritual reform. He took effective measures for educational and social reform especially for women empowerment and eradication of untouchability.
His work is relevant even in the present times both for Indian society and the entire world.
Around 10,000 units of Arya Samaj are engaged in welfare activities across the world.
The President said that we will be celebrating 200th birth anniversary of Swami Dayanand Saraswati in 2024.
We will also celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Arya Samaj in 2025. Swami Dayanand Saraswati had worked for eradication of discrimination in society on the basis of caste, creed and sect and motivated everyone to become Arya – that is - the best.