Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that ‘Arya Samaj’ had played a significant role in our country getting independence and also in the promotion of Indian culture.
Besides, it had helped India achieve the status of ‘Jagat Guru’ again in the field of education, Khattar asserted.
He urged all educational institutions being run by the Arya Samaj to adopt government schools so as to provide quality education to children and raise the level of government schools.
The Chief Minister was speaking in a State Level Arya Yuva Mahsammelan organized here.
Khattar said that youth of Arya Samaj are established as a social power of the state and the country.
“This power should play significant role in promotion of the society,” he said, according to an official release.
Khattar also said that patriotism is above everything and we should work by rising above personal interests.
“Organizations like Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) have been doing this work efficiently,” he said, adding that the foundation of this organization was laid in 1925.
“Like the Arya Samaj, the RSS also debates on Yoga, patriotism and current issues of the country,” the Chief Minister said and recalled that “I was fortunate to join RSS in 1977.”
On the initiatives of the BJP Government in Haryana, he said that government is always making efforts for promoting programmes pertaining to cleanliness, de-addiction, character building, besides running campaigns pertaining to female foeticide, Beti Bachao-Beti Padhao and cow protection.
He urged that youth should also come forward to support the government in such initiatives.
On the occasion, Khattar also paid floral tributes to Dr B R Ambedkar and said he had devoted his entire life for the welfare of poor.
Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat presided over the function.