Udaipur Palace Honours Eminent Individuals


Scholars, artists, musicians and athletes set to be honored at 35th Maharana Mewar Foundation Annual Awards….reports Asian Lite News

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Eminent scholars, students and exceptional individuals from across India will gather at The City Palace in Udaipur, Rajasthan next month to be honored as part of the 35th Maharana Mewar Foundation Annual Awards (MMFAA).

The event is being organized by the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF) and will take place in the City of Lakes on Sunday, March 5. Its aim is to recognize those who’ve excelled in their chosen field and made a notable contribution to society.

There are categories for student, state, national and international awards, covering everything from achievement in academia and education to music and the arts, sport, journalism and public service. The deadline for nominations and applications passed in November, with this year’s winners chosen by panel of scholars, artists, historians and civil servants.

Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, 76th Custodian of the House of Mewar and the foundation’s Chairman and Managing Trustee, will lead the presentation ceremony. Prizes are dependent on category and include ceremonial shawls, toran plaques, certificates, commemorative medals and cash awards.

Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, said: “Now in its 35th year, the Maharana Mewar Foundation Annual Awards Distribution Ceremony continues to grow in scope. The focus of the event has widened from recognizing the achievements of local students in Udaipur to acknowledging contributions to society at a state, national and international level, yet the core values remain the same.

“By showing appreciation for the efforts and accomplishments of conscientious students, as well as individuals who have served society by excelling in their particular field, we hope to inspire future generations.”

The awards were established in 1981 by his late Highness Maharana Bhagwat Singh Mewar of Udaipur and remain an integral part of the MMCF’s activities and its mission to nurture cultural values in society. Internationally-renowned academics, sportsmen and women, artists and politicians have all been honored as part of the Maharana Mewar Foundation Annual Awards in recent years. Previous recipients include the Nobel Prize-winning novelist Sir V S Naipaul, broadcaster Sanjeev Srivastava, prolific Bollywood singer Lata Mangeshkar and former international test cricketer Sunil Gavaskar.