Arya Samaj in Singapore
Arya Samaj (Hindi: आर्य समाज सिंगापुर) has existed in Singapore since 1927 and runs Hindi classes at its premises through the Dayanand Anglo-Vedic Schools System.
In 1927, Arya Samaj was established in Singapore in a shophouse in Rowell Road.
From 1942 to 1945, during the Second World War the activities of the Arya Samaj were interrupted by the Japanese occupation of Singapore.
In 1963, the Arya Samaj movement's present building at Syed Alwi Road was opened by Mollamal Sachdev, whose family gave generously to the building fund.
In 2014, on 1 and 2 November, Arya Samaj Singapore celebrated International Arya Conference (Hindi: अंतर्राष्ट्रीय आर्य महा सम्मलेन) to mark 101 years of the Arya Samaj movement.
In 2015, the inaugural International Yoga Day (Hindi: अंतर्राष्ट्रीय योग दिवस) was celebrated by the Arya Samaj.
Arya Bhawan Singapore
The Arya Bhawan Singapore (Hindi: आर्य भवन सिंगापुर) building at Syed Alwi Road is used as a community hall for weddings and other traditional Hindu festivals such as Deepavali and Holi.
DAV Hindi School, Singapore
DAV Hindi School, Singapore (Hindi: दयानन्द अंग्लोवेदिक हिंदी विधालय, सिंगापुर) is run by the Arya Samaj to teach Hindi language at its premises through the D.A.V. Hindi School. Although English is the language of instruction in Singapore schools, mother tongue is a compulsory subject at the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE), Singapore-Cambridge GCE Ordinary Level ('O' Level) and Singapore-Cambridge GCE Advanced Level ('A' Level) and DAV Hindi School, Singapore cover the syllabus for those.
Singapore Arya Vedic Library
The Singapore Arya Vedic Library (Hindi: सिंगापुर आर्य वैदिक पुस्तकालय) is located at Arya Samaj Bhawan at Syed Alwi Road. It houses Vedic and Arya Samaj books.
In 1975, the membership of the Arya Samaj in Singapore stood at approximately 350.
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- ^ Singapore Arya Maha Sammmelan 2014
- ^ Arya Samaj Singapore celebrates 2015 International Yoga Day
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