Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the founder of the Arya Samaj, who unfolded the enduring values and concepts, stood up to defuse the great truth of knowledge and lofty ideals into
the social, cultural, religious and educational texture of society.
He, thus, conceived the revolution which, with the passage of time, culminated into
the D.A.V. movement which has now bred more than 700 institutions serving the cause of
education in and outside the country. Jagdish Chandra D.A.V. College, now, an eternal link in
the immortal chain of D.A.V. fraternity was, once, the auspicious dream of Arya Samaj,
Pt. Jagdish Chandra
Sharma Ji, Founder President
The college was, established by the leading luminaries of Arya Samaj, Dasuya. The
custodians in the field of education, the great benefactors and philanthropists, got their dream
materialised on July 15,1971 when Pt. Jagdish Chandra Sharma contributed his might and
material for the establishment of this great seat of learning. After merging in the D.A.V. ocean
in 1975, this seat of learning has been enunciating the gospel of Swami Dayanand and
imparting in the youth the code of discipline and morality.
The dream for eradicating illiteracty in this backward Kandi area was realized with an
inititial donation of Rs.60,000/- by late Pt. Jagdish Chander Sharma who ever stood as
`Danveer' and has contributed As. 5,70,000/- till date. This college is still receiving his bless-
ings in kind and cash every year. Sh. Bhupinder Ji Kashyap has been giving donations from
Jagdish Chandra Sharma Dharamarth Trust every year. The growth of the institution became
phenomenal when supplemented by the liberal donations from a large number of philanthropists
around. The name of S. Lachman Singh of Village Saggran and late Bibi Igbal Kaur of Village
Kotli remain outstanding in the list for their contribution of As. 1,28,000/- and 1,00,000/-
respectively. Indeed, such are the torch bearers who make a nation great and strong.