The 91st Jayanthi of Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati, Founder of AIM for Seva was celebrated across our project locations in India on 15th August 2021. Rich floral tributes were paid to our Founder on this ocassion.
At Pujya Swamiji’s Janmabhoomi in Manjakkudi, 2,100 Covid-19 grocery kits were handed to villagers from Manjakkudi, Moolangudi, Thippanampettai, Kilapalaiyur, Sembangudi, Narasingampet, Neikuppai and Vembanur.
Pujya Swamiji was born in 1930 in a small village called Manjakkudi near the Kaveri delta in Tiruvarur district, Tamil Nadu. After completing his basic education, he went to Chennai in search of employment. Thereafter, in 1953, a meeting with Swami Chinmayanandaji inspired him to take a life of seva, study of Vedanta and Sanskrit. On Mahasivarati day (4th March 1962), he was ordained as Swami Dayananda Saraswati by Swami Chinmayanandaji in Chennai.
Pujya did not confine himself just to Vedanta. His benevolence and empathy extended to all civilisations, and all cultural forms that helped bring positive change in the lives of thousands of people.
One of his founding principles with respect to AIM for Seva was that the children of our nation should receive value education and cultural validation. Swamiji advocated that education complemented with cultural outlook would bring in self esteem and confidence in an individual. Only someone who is taught to respect the richness of his or her roots could grow to become a self confident individual. It is self confidence and self esteem that impel a person to contribute towards and participate in the prosperity of his or her nation.