Year 1883 onwards many many Aryas sacrificed their lives at the altar of Vedic Dharma. They gave their lives as Ahuti in the Yajna to preach and popularize the Vedic Dharm. Fine. What next is the million dollar question. Are the Arya Samajists of the present generation letting the sacrifices of Maharishi Dayanand, Pandit Lekh Ram, Swami Shraddhanand, Mahashay Rajpal, heroes of Hyderabad Satyagrah and brave warriors of the Kargil war like Lt Manoj Pandey, Param Vir Chakra vijeta( born and brought up in an Arya family) go in vain? Indeed the reply in a loud chorus will be: No, Never.
The day dawned in Lahore on 1st June 1886. A special day in the realm of real education in India. The first ever Dayanand Anglo-Vedic School was founded. The DAV movement had begun. A 22-year-old graduate, Hansraj, fresh from the College had volunteered to become the headmaster without accepting a salary. This saga of sacrifice remains unparalleled in the annals of educational realm. His British peers in other schools had mocked at his inexperience. But lauded his dedication. Hans Raj Ji kept the Vedic flag flying from day one to the day he demitted office after a quarter of a century.
Every man has an aim in life. To achieve that aim one has to make an effort. It may be an individual aim, that is achieved individually, like attainment of Moksha, that is liberation of a soul from shackles of birth and death or a collective aim like bringing the enemy of the country to a chosen battlefield and annihilating the enemy completely.
Maharishi Swami Dayanand Saraswati, the great Aadhyatmic Guru, a socio-religious reformer and founder of the Arya Samaj, an emancipator of the women folk and the downtrodden had taken his last breath aged 59 years on 30th October 1883 after a prolonged illness of one month and one day.