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Bhagwat Singh Mewar, the 75th custodian of Mewar, at Rai Aangan, City Palace Museum on 5th June, 2023. He was educated at Mayo College, Ajmer, and was a keen cricketer. In 1955, he was coronated as Maharana of Mewar. He followed in the footsteps of his forefathers by establishing the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation in 1969 and converting the City Palace of Udaipur into a museum. He also established several charitable trusts for the protection of education, culture, heritage, and traditional values of Mewar

Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar was a visionary leader. He not only established trusts for the preservation and promotion of the heritage of Mewar, but he also started the hotel business as an employment opportunity. Today, Udaipur is a major tourist destination on the world stage, thanks in part to the foresight of Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar. On the occasion of his birth anniversary, garlands were placed on his picture, lamps were lit with worship and chanting, and his historical information was displayed for the visiting tourists.

Garlanded portrait of Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar

The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur, commemorated the 164th birth anniversary of Maharana Sajjan Singh, the 72nd custodian of Mewar, on Ashadh Shukla Navami, V.S. 1916 (1859 CE) on 27th June, 2023. Maharana Sajjan Singh was a visionary leader who made significant contributions to the development of Mewar. He was inspired by his father, Maharana Shambhu Singh, and Swami Dayanand Saraswati, to promote education and medical care in the state. In the field of education, Maharana Sajjan Singh established nine government schools in Mewar, four of which were located in Udaipur city. He also granted land to the Scottish Mission for the establishment of a dispensary in Udaipur, and he inaugurated the Sajjan Hospital and the Shepherd Mission Hospital. These hospitals provided free medicines and vaccination services to the public. Maharana Sajjan Singh's legacy of service continues to inspire the people of Mewar today.

On the occasion of his birth anniversary, a lamp was lit along with chanting of prayers and garlands on his portrait in the Rai Aangan of the City Palace Museum. His historical information was also displayed for the visiting tourists.

Garlanded portrait of Maharana Sajjan Singh

Instrumental performance at Baadi Mahal

The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF) has always been a patron of artists and musicians in Mewar, helping to preserve the rich cultural heritage of the region. The trust has recently initiated a weekly performance series at the Baadi Mahal, The City Palace, Udaipur, to showcase the talents of these artists to tourists visiting the palace. On May 06, 2023, Ms. Jyoti Prajapat presented a flute performance. Born to a musician father, she has been learning flute and sitar from a young age. She is a skilled performer of both classical and light classical music on the flute. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Music. She is also a student of Sangeet Visharad in flute from Akhil Bharatiya Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, Mumbai.

Ms. Jyoti Prajapat presenting a flute performance

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