This presentation will be incomplete without a tribute to the contributions of this great soul, who is lovingly called Devata Swaroop Bhai Parmanand. His most important contribution seems to be the spread of Arya Samaj outside India, saving a large segment of people from conversion. He was born in 1876 as a descendent of Brahmin Matidas who had sacrificed his life along with Guru Tegbahadur. Guru Govind Singh ji called that family Bhai and that tradition has persisted. After graduating from DAV college, he did his post graduation in history from Calcutta. He initially served at DAV college for a meager salary of 75 Rs per month. Subsequently he left for Ved Prachar ( spread of vedic tradition). He traveled first to Africa. There he met Mahatma Gandhi and became his life long friend. From there he went to England. There he met Vir Savarkar and other freedom fighters. He traveled to France and then to USA and British Gayana and back to USA. He returned back to India in 1914. He was arrested on February 22 1915 and was given life imprisonment and sent to Andman. I have seen his name on the list of prisoners in the cellular jail there. He was released in 1920 as a general amnesty. National College was opened in Lahore with the inspiration of Mahatma Gandhi and Bhai Parmanand became the principal of this college. Sardar Bhagat Singh was the product of this college as well. He was active in Hindu Mahasabha and actively participated in the upliftment of under priviledged class of society. It is ironic that he could not enjoy the national freedom for a long time and died on December 8 1947. Let us work together and keep spreading the vedic tradition in the west.