Shri Satyanand ji is an institution by himself and a Rajarishi in the spirit
of the word. Born on 24th May’1917 at Kamalia, District Lyallpur (now in West Pakistan).
He had his early schooling in traditional Gurukul pattern. He has been an outstanding
follower of the path shown by Maharishi Dayanand ji, and at the young age of 17
years he won an Award for his sincerity and devotion to Arya Samaj
at Queta City – Capital of Baluchistan in Pakistan.
Shri Satyanand ji is the eldest in the Munjal brothers now in business, and he was
the first from the family to be in business. He not only nurtured what has now emerged
possibly fastest growing enterprise in Northern India, i.e. Hero
Group having annual Turnover of more than Rs. 5200 Crores, but has also been instrumental
in inculcating the values for which the group is known for; integrity with fierce
desires for achievement and leadership.
Shri Satynand ji has not limited himself to business only. He has a very wide interest
including education, masses health and Arya Samaj. He has been instrumental in creating
and nurturing the schools and college, all listed in this website, at Ludhiana,
Very recently, on behalf of Arya Samaj Model Town, he has started a Gurukul of Girls
which embodies best of both the traditional Gurukul approach mingled with modern
education of science and computer – a breakthrough experiment. All these institutions
occupy a prominent position in the city of Ludhiana.
He is also involved in Dayanand Medical College & Hospital being a Member of
the Governing Board. This spirit of serving the humanity through education
and health is not limited to Ludhiana only, but has been extended at Dharuhera (Haryana)
where the Hero Group runs a School, Hospital and Vocational Institute.He has
been pioneer in setting up more than 10 Arya Samaj within Ludhiana and many more
within Punjab and elsewhere. Many of them new Arya Samaj are located in difficult,
remote and socially backward and hilly areas including Garhwal region in U.P. State.
On being asked how could he achieved this, he remarked, “People have a way of becoming
what you encourage them to be”. He has been instrumental in building a team of dedicated
Arya Samaj volunteers.
“What is your greatest achievement ?” you ask him, reply would be, “being instrumental
in getting the birth place of Maharishi Daynand handed over to Tankara Trust”. This
is some thing which has eluded the Aryans for a long and could happen only because
of his hard work and enthusiasm. For his great contribution to the services of Arya
Samaj, Swami Sarvanand Ji recognised him as Mahatama at Dina Nagar convention.
He has been associated with Arya Samaj in various capacities, being the Vice President
of Sarvadeshik Arya Pratinidhi Sabha, Vice President of Arya Pradeshik Pratinidhi
Sabha. He has also been closely associated with D.A.V. Management Committee as its
Vice President. He has been associated with Arya Samaj Model Town, Ludhiana for
the last 40 years, earlier as a Secretary and now as President.
He does not preach, he practices by himself whatever he wants others to pursue.
For, he believes that the tough thing about learning self discipline is that we
need self discipline in order to learn it and his outine of daily Havan Yagna, Ved
Path and study of religious books is most essential in his whole family. His
wife - Smt. Pushpa Wati Munjal who hails from an Arya Samajist family, has
been a great source of strength and inspiration for all that he has been able to
People can be divided in three classes, immovable; those that are movable and those
that move. Shri Satyanand ji not only move, but move the multitudes around him through
his humility; honesty and integrity embibed in deep rooted Aryan values.