Gurukul and DAV College today organised a function to celebrate the 52nd birthday of BJP president Amit Shah in his presence here today. The function was called Arya Yuva Maha Sammelan, which marked the 104th founder’s day of Gurukul. Students were made to sit in the sun for more than four hours during the function.

Instead of focusing on students, various speakers limited their speeches to praising Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Shah. President of DAV College Management Committee Punam Suri recited Vedic hymns to congratulate Shah on his birthday.

Earlier, Shah and other dignitaries participated in a ‘yajna’ at the school. The BJP president talked about the achievements of the Modi government. Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Dev Vrat, also a patron of Gurukul, called Shah a true nationalist. He lauded Modi’s political leadership for successfully combating trans-border terrorism through surgical strikes.
While admitting that the students were facing difficulty sitting in the sun, Dev Vrat said, “It will provide you Vitamin D.”

Shah said, “Only the Vedas can bring universal peace and harmony. PM Modi is committed to making India a superpower without losing our traditional values,” he said. Khattar urged private educational institutes to adopt government schools to improve academic standards.