LUCKNOW: DAV Degree College, set up in 1919 with the motive to educate poor students and support the needy, celebrated its 103rd foundation day on Friday in the same spirit by distributing blankets to the have-nots.
Also, students and teachers along with Deputy Chief Minister Brajesh Pathak performed a ‘yagya’ (prayer) for social well-being on the occasion.
Pathak, who was the chief guest, congratulated the college and said: “The college has been working tirelessly for the upliftment of the poor and has given several illustrious alumni in it’s over-a-century old journey.”
College manager Manmohan Tiwari spoke about how the college began its journey as a small school on the premises of the Arya Samaj temple in Ganeshganj and grew as a degree college.
He added: “Due to the pandemic, the college could not celebrate its 100 years. But now, yearlong celebrations like sports, cultural or literary events will be held as a mark of tribute to all teachers and students who contributed to the success of the college.”
Sociology department head Sanjay Tiwari said: “DAV College will continue to support the education of students coming from humble backgrounds.”

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