Meghalaya Governor Honored at Dayanand Saraswati School in Patna

Meghalaya Governor Ganga Prasad in Patna on Wednesday.

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Patna: Newly-appointed Governor of Meghalaya and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Ganga Prasad, at a function in his honor at the Dayanand Kanya Uchcha Vidyalaya in Mithapur in Patna on Wednesday, said that one's work, or karma, was his true religion and one should continue to fight against social evils to seek a perfect, harmonious community.

"We can attain this goal by moving forward on the path of truth and showing love and compassion for our fellow beings," the Governor said.

Speaking about Dayanand Saraswati, a 19th century Hindu religious leader and the founder of the Arya Samaj, Prasad urged the students to follow the ideals of the scial reformer saying Saraswati was a scholar of the Indian Vedas who first gave call for Swaraj, or Independence, as "Indian for India" in 1876.

"Dayanand Saraswati was opposed to any type of social ill and superstition. He was the first one to oppose discrimination based on one's caste, the Sati system, child marriage, and human or animal sacrifice while promoting the idea of a widow getting re-married to maintain a family instead of being burnt on pyre with her husband. He also wanted women to be educated so they could get equal treatment in the society," the Governor said.

The function was organized by the Bihar State Arya Sabha.

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