The D.A.V. Movement began with the formation of Dayanand Anglo Vedic College Trust and Management Society in 1885, by socially-oriented people, with a view to achieve the long cherished goal of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati who had realized that the salvation lay in educating the masses. Eradication of ignorance and illiteracy through spread of education was the keystone among the ten principles which Maharishi laid down for the guidance of humanity. Keeping this thing in view, the Society established its first institution, Dayanand Anglo Vedic High School at Lahore on 1 June 1886 in the memory of Maharishi Dayanand Saraswati, with Lala Hans Raj (later known as Mahatma Hans Raj) as its Honorary Headmaster. Mahatma Hans Raj ji’s life has been a saga of dedicated service to the Dayanand Anglo Vedic College Trust and Management Society. At the young age of 22 he set a shining example of self-abnegation by offering his services in honorary capacity. Throughout his life, he served the society without any remuneration or gain with rare distinction, humility, dedication and missionary spirit. This is the same School which was revived here at Chandigarh for Classes VI-XII on 19 April 1955, now known as DAYANAND ANGLO VEDIC SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL (LAHORE), CHANDIGARH. From the Session 2006-2007 the School has opened admission to girl students as well and hence has become a co-educational institute. The School has a place of pride and prestige among the most leading educational institutions of the country.


Our School has the following Aims & Objectives:

  • To provide holistic education by homogenizing the modern knowledge while remaining anchored to the Vedic values and Indian cultural heritage
  • To be the catalyst of change by educating the masses
  • To develop children who are morally upright, intellectually well-informed, socially concerned, emotionally balanced, physically well-developed and culturally accomplished
  • To stimulate scientific temper that empowers children to break away from shackles of superstitions and social dogmas
  • To sensitize children towards social welfare
  • To nurture creative and resourceful minds who think big, think fast and think ahead, who care for the weaker sections of society and nation and are imbued with humanistic passions and values

The School has a well developed Vision which has been formulated by involving on the stakeholders including the Principal, Students, Teachers, Parents, Representatives of NGO’s, Educational Officers and Field Functionaries.

The Vision of D.A.V Sr. Sec. School (Lahore) is to provide a child centered, secure, compassionate environment, facilitating all round drawing out of the best in every child, who on becoming well equipped with all the necessary knowledge, skills and positive outlook is not only ready to face the challenging times of changing modern world but also takes pride in traditional Vedic way of life and Indian cultural heritage, hence contributing to the sacred task of Nation Building and global well being.


The Mission of D.A.V Sr. Sec. School (Lahore) is to lead the masses from darkness of ignorance to light of knowledge. Our endeavour is to equip children with the requisite knowledge, skills and positive outlook for success in the modern world, by imparting education that ensures physical, spiritual and social well being through Vedic way of life.