The DAV institutions are the gift of Arya Samaj, a progressive movement founded by Swami Dayanand Saraswati in 1875. Swami Dayanand Sarawati, the great path-maker of modern India, led a crusade against the superstitious and pernicious practices that prevailed in contemporary India.

With a view to bring about  balanced and harmonious development of the future citizens of this country and to infuse in them the ideals of Vedic Culture and high sense of patriotism, Arya Samaj founded a school at Lahore in 1886 by the name of DAYANAND ANGLO VEDIC SCHOOL.

This established the DAV College Trust & Management Society, which later set-up a network of such educational institutions all over India.The DAV Movement would not have achieved its goal had not a young brilliant graduate- later Mahatma Hansraj- the first principal of DAV institution established at Lahore on June 1st 1886 offered his honorary services as ‘Jeevan Daan’, for 25 years. Matchless also was the sacrifice of his brother, Lala Mulkraj who fulfilled his pledge of supporting Hansraj’s family all these years. Inspired by the selfless and dedicated motto WORK IS WORSHIP”, it started spreading a wide spectrum throughout the whole country. Presently it is the longest non-government educational organization in the country managing over 700 educational institutions.

ABOUT DAV Public School, Pokhariput

The school spreads across three acres of surface seated like a hermit in the picturesque place of Bhubaneswar overlooking the monumental Dhauligiri on one side and Khandagiri on the other. It embarked on its venture with a team of 182 students and 9 faculty members in the year 1992 in a rented building. Today it accommodates 1850 students from LKG to Std. XII, under the dynamism of 70 faculty members. The school is endorsed with infrastructural activities essential for an ideal learning environment with 50 class-rooms, 3 well equipped Science Laboratories, a library equipped with 10,000 books ranging from encyclopedias, magazines, periodicals, newspaper and journals of reputed Indian & foreign publications, a Mathematics Laboratory, a Kids Den for Tiny Tots, an Activity Hall of 200 seating capacity, 2 Computer Labs with Broadband Internet facility, cycle shed for students and an audio Visual room. Besides regular curriculum the school imparts extra guidance for Olympiad, debates, quiz and Regional Competition.

Remedial and extra classes are regular features of the school.

Clubs: The school encourages activities for individuals as well as for groups for Social, Literary, cultural, sports and Environment through the six clubs i.e Literary Litany, Quizzard, Cultural Pantheon, Sports Arena and Environment space, Cyber Hub headed by a Student Secretary and Teacher President.

Building an energetic younger generation with a sound mind and strong physique imbibed with ethics and moral values is what the school aims at.

The school Endeavour’s to impart:
  1. Academic distinctions through better teaching facilities and well-qualified dedicated teachers.
  2. Personality development through curricular and extra curricular activities.
  3. Nationalistic outlook by arranging community service through NCC, Scout, Guide & Red-Cross.
  4. Value education through morning prayers, thoughts read in the assembly, participation in Hawan and observation of important events.
  5. Self- esteem and latent talent of the students through Art, Craft, Music and Public speaking.
  6. Education through modern technological means in order to face the challenges of 21st century.