| The DAV Institution is a gift of the Arya Samaj a progressive movement founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in 1857. Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the great path maker of modern India led a crusade against the superstitious and pernicious practices that prevailed in the country then. With a view to bring about a balanced and harmonious development of the future citizens of the country and to infuse in them the ideals of the Vedic Culture and a high sense of patriotism. Dayanand Anglo Vedic School was founded at Lahore in the year 1886. The DAV movement would not have achieved its goal had not a young brilliant graduate, Mahatma Hansraj, the first Principal of the first DAV institution offered his honorary services as 'Jeevan Daan', for 25 years. 'DAV Movement' founded in 1885 by Lala Lajpat Rai has grown today as the largest Non-Government Educational Organisation in the country, managing over 700 educational institutions in different parts of the country and abroad. D.A.V.
institutions have rendered a unique service, in not only dispelling ignorance and illiteracy but also in producing patriots, freedom-fighters, social reformers, intellectuals, thinkers, legal luminaries, scientists, doctors and engineers of unparalleled merit, integrity and calibre.