Felicitate but remember
Today, at the hour of launching the new website of DSCW, the college which has just completed 84 years of its meritorious journey in the field of women education, our conscience echoes with these soulful words of George Colman “Praise the bridge that carried you over.” DSCW feels honoured and blessed to salute and thank the personified bridges, the countless entities of the past & present who made great sacrifices and contributions to make this historical hub of higher education India’s No.1 college (2013-14) with the rarest of the rare status of College of Excellence.
DSCW nostalgically recalls with reverence and gratitude, an epic of sacrifices and colossal contributions of the devoted band of the workers of the society of Dev Samaj who were the great architects of DSCW since the establishment of the college and are known for their conduct, courage, conviction and commitment for the spread of knowledge as the torchbearers when the education for women was denied by the majority of the people dating back to pre-independent India. For them revolutionizing education for the Indian women, and to build equal opportunities in education, work and services has been the prime propulsion, which was achieved and was widely considered an impossible task of establishing a quintessential institution in this backward and border area of Punjab. In educational field, these souls not only ruminated over the ideas and the ideals like armed-chaired philosophers, but they also jumped into the arena of action and sacrifice, self-abnegation and self effacement. They were convincingly logical, consciously empirical and rationally pragmatic. They stood like massive lighthouses emitting rays and radiations that dispelled the ignorance of society and helped us lead a vice-free enlightened and righteous life which is free from fanaticism, ritualism and diabolical dogmas. Thus, they will always remain our never-ending sources of inspiration.
On the occasion of launching this newly updated website, we, the family of DSCW feel honoured once again and express our solidarity; to introspect, to consolidate and to plan for its future. It is the time for everyone to join hands with us in understanding the making of a great institution, its traditions, its achievements and its tryst with destiny and to create a roadmap for the future as to how we all can contribute to heighten its greatness and glory in the future to touch new milestones and to reach the pinnacle of success to make DSCW a University devoted to education of women only. DSCW will not rest till its dream is translated into reality. The DSCW family, fervently hopes that with the celestial blessings of worshipful Bhagwan Dev Atma, Founder Dev Samaj, when the time comes and DSCW celebrates its centenary, it will have the satisfaction of knowing that with the co-operation, love and blessings, DSCW is able to chart new pathways and play its part in transforming India into one of the world’s leading powers, a truly equitable society able to fulfill the potential of its youthful aspiring population in the field of higher education.
(Dr. Madhu Prashar)
State & National Awardee