Chandigarh : The Arya Samaj Committee of Mehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women, Chandigarh marked the celebration of DAV Foundation Day with great fervour. The day, marking the establishment of the first DAV institution by Mahatma Hansraj on 1st June 1886 in the memory of Swami Dayanand Saraswati ji, holds immense significance for the DAV fraternity and was celebrated in a befitting manner by the college. During the celebration, the staff and students chanted mantras, followed by soulful bhajan renditions by the staff members and students. Paying rich tributes to Mahatma Hansraj ji, Principal Dr. Nisha Bhargava said that the DAV fraternity of 1000+ institutions in India and abroad is indebted to this great teacher for laying the foundation of this illustrious institution that has produced stalwarts in diverse fields. She paid rich tributes to Mahatma Hansraj ji as she shared the story of his exemplary dedication to the cause of DAV movement and to education. Adding that presently the DAV institutions are scaling new heights under the visionary leadership of Padam Shree Dr. Punam Suri ji, Dr. Bhargava motivated the students and staff to work towards carrying forward the legacy of the founding fathers. The celebration culminated with shanti path.