Dayanand Saraswati was beacon of knowledge, spirituality: PM Modi
PM Modi inaugurated the year-long celebrations commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati
NEW DELHI: Remembering Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati's contribution to Indian society on his birth anniversary, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he was a beacon of knowledge and spirituality.
Prime Minister inaugurated the year-long celebrations commemorating the 200th birth anniversary of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium in the national capital on Sunday. Prime Minister performed puja and yagna on the occasion. Union Ministers G Kishan Reddy, Arjun Ram Meghwal and Meenakashi Lekhi were also present at the occasion.
Addressing the gathering at Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, PM Modi said, "We bow to Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati ji on his 200th Jayanti. He was a beacon of knowledge and spirituality." PM Modi said Maharishi Dayanand revived the understanding of Vedas in the society. Dayanand Saraswati launched a strong campaign against social evils like social discrimination and untouchability. (ANI)