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Dr. Rajshree Gandhi Verma presenting her lecture

Ms. Purva Bhatia enlightens guides on the arrival of Shrinathji in Mewar on 16th May, 2023. She gave a presentation on the arrival of Shrinathji in Mewar. Ms. Bhatia began by discussing the history of Shrinathji, a Hindu deity who is believed to be an incarnation of Krishna. She then discussed how Shrinathji came to Mewar in the 17th century, after being forced to flee Mathura by the Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. She highlighted the role of Maharana Raj Singh of Mewar in providing a safe haven for Shrinathji. She also discussed the different places where Shrinathji stayed in Mewar, including Nathdwara, Udaipur, and Ghasiyar.

The lecture was well-received by the guides, who appreciated the opportunity to learn more about the history of Shrinathji and his arrival in Mewar. At the end of the lecture, Mr. Bhupendra Singh Auwa, Administrator in Chief of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, thanked Ms. Bhatia and gifted her books and other memorabilia of Mewar on behalf of the foundation.

Ms. Purva Bhatia presenting her lecture

Dr. Manish Shrimali from Mohanlal Sukhadia University gave a lecture to the guides on the topic of "Maharana Pratap and Mewar, the Inspirational Source of the Freedom Movement" on 23rd May, 2023. He said that Maharana Pratap's ideals of self-respect, freedom, and patriotism have been alive for centuries, both before and after India's independence. During Maharana Pratap's time, the protest against the Mughals in Mewar gradually spread not only to Rajputana, but to every corner of the country. This is why the influence of Maharana Pratap's people's war can often be seen in the freedom movements of India in Bengal, Maharashtra, Saurashtra, Punjab, and other regions.

Dr. Shrimali also highlighted the importance of Maharana Pratap's legacy in the modern era. He said that Maharana Pratap's courage, determination, and love for his country are an inspiration to all Indians, and that his example can help us to build a strong and prosperous nation.

Thakur Rabindranath Tagore and his brother Jyotindranath Tagore composed a poem on Maharana Pratap, and Michael Madhusudan Dutt wrote and staged plays on his life. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay wrote two novels on the struggle of Mewar and Pratap. Shyamakrishna Verma started giving scholarships to students who wrote essays on Maharana Pratap. Ganesh Shankar Vidyarti started an inspirational newspaper in the name of Maharana Pratap. And Bal Gangadhar Tilak gave the message of patriotism by getting Maharana Pratap's statues installed at various places in Maharashtra on the occasion of Shivaji Jayanti.

These are just a few examples of the many ways in which Maharana Pratap has inspired artists, writers, and freedom fighters throughout history. His courage, determination, and love for his country have made him a symbol of hope and inspiration for people all over the world.

Dr. Manish Shrimali presenting his lecture

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