Under the leadership of the 76th Custodian, Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar, 'Focus Areas' for the Eternal Mewar initiatives have been defined. In consultation with leading global and Indian architects, conservationists, environmentalists, artists and educationists, these 'Focus Areas' have become the thrust of the Eternal Mewar initiatives in the twenty-first century.
Mewar Sabha Siromani
Mewar Sabha Shiromani (MSS) is an initiative of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF) to connect and bring together the People and Friends of Mewar.
The different regions Udaipur, Chittorgarh, Bhilwara, Dungarpur, Banswara, Kushalgarh and Pratapgarh that formed the erstwhile Rajput Kingdom of Mewar before 19th century, the princely state of Mewar during the British period and, the Udaipur Division in 1947, are being referred to as ‘Mewar’ for the purpose of this forum. The People of Mewar refers to those who hail from this region.
The Friends of Mewar refers to all those who may not hail from this region but nevertheless have demonstrated, through their work or association, a deep understanding or emotional bond with Mewar, who are supporters of Mewar and believe in the conservation of the spiritual and cultural heritage of our region.
Mewar Sabha Shiromani will provide tangible and intangible opportunities to those People and Friends of Mewar who will be ‘invited’, to voluntarily associate with the multifaceted philanthropic activities of MMCF, Udaipur.
The invitees, who will be addressed as ‘Kul Gaurav’ (or Pride of the Family) will have the privilege to participate in the commercial and non-commercial activities undertaken by the House of Mewar to further the stated objectives of the MMCF in the 21st century.
Through the aegis of the MMCF, invitees will be encouraged to serve and provide leadership to ongoing developmental activities in Mewar and Rajasthan. Through this association and service, invitees will strengthen their emotional bonds, historical ties and reinforce their identities for themselves and their future generations.
Mewar Sabha Shiromani will create, develop and maintain the global directory titled ‘The Global Blue Book of the People and Friends of Mewar'.
This global directory will become the central resource of the Mewar Sabha Shiromani and will meaningfully connect the People and Friends of Mewar with each other and with the Mewar region.
Mewar Sabha Shiromani will strive to achieve the objectives of the MMCF for the benefit of all.
Mewar Sabha Shiromani will further the principles and objectives of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur. The launch and consolidation of Mewar Sabha Shiromani shall fulfill the objectives of the MMCF in the global village of the 21st century. The MMCF was instituted to serve and assist each and every individual to realise a special status in the hierarchy of God’s creation; To serve as a Temple of Inspiration to future generations. To preserve and protect the spirit of self-respect and self-reliance. In the 21st century, Mewar Sabha Shiromani fosters the principles of custodianship through this global networking initiative: It is an endeavour to collectively share and become responsible for the continuity of principles that the MMCF has stood for in the last 35 years and the values that the House of Mewar has steadfastly upheld since the last 1500 years. Mewar Sabha Shiromani's global networking will advance national and international understanding and goodwill among global citizens who have their roots in Mewar and are united in their love for the development of their homeland.
Mewar Sabha Shiromani will provide opportunities to foster and develop relationships through this voluntary association.
For the invitees:
An exclusive opportunity to once again connects to Mewar in the 21st century and to support its value-system that upholds welfare of all humanity.
Mewar Sabha Shiromani activities will meaningfully ‘unite and bind’ the People and Friends of Mewar who will be addressed as ‘Kul Gaurav’.
It will mutually enrich the association through voluntary service and endeavours for community development.
Invitees will establish contacts within a global network of like-minded members of their extended family while at the same time sharing a common heritage.
For Udaipur and Mewar region: Multiplier effects of developmental projects would be positively felt in Udaipur and Mewar region.
Projects related to heritage management, tourism, environment management, education, healthcare and infrastructure will benefit from the voluntary involvement of the people and Friends of Mewar through Mewar Sabha Shiromani.
For Rajasthan and India:
Mewar Sabha Shiromani will be positioned to plan and execute projects of state and national importance : Benefits of such developmental projects would be felt across the state and country
It will be a matter of pride and honour for Mewar Sabha Shiromani to bring such projects that will enhance the quality of life of millions of people across India and overseas.
The People and Friends of Mewar will be invited exclusively by Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, the Chairman and Managing Trustee of the MMCF to ‘voluntarily serve’ on the related forum. The forum is being created with a focus to provide meaningful meeting grounds for the ‘Kul Gaurav’ who will get an opportunity: -
To strengthen and renew their material, emotional and spiritual bonds with Mewar, thus reinforcing their identities and heritage for themselves and their future generations; To be apprised of developmental activities in the Mewar region where their participation and contribution would be welcomed on voluntary basis.
To optimise on the above opportunities, the invitees will be voluntarily providing information about personal details / family history / interests / travel / future plans.
This information could be shared in the forums, for the benefit of the invitees and the forums of Mewar Sabha Shiromani. All invitees will ensure that the information provided is accurate. Their ‘association’ will be recognised by the MMCF in a befitting manner.
Invitees cannot claim any right or reward simply based on their voluntary association with the MMCF through the forums created for Mewar Sabha Shiromani. Nor can they ‘demand’ forums for their personal agendas, nor indulge in any lobbying that would damage the reputation and credibility of the MMCF or its affiliated bodies.
The MMCF has the sole discretion to ‘extend’ the invitation to selected people in India and overseas. The Screening Committee will process the information received. Decision of Screening Committee will be final and binding i.e. it cannot be challenged in any court of law by or on those invited.
The MMCF will establish a professionally managed Secretariat governed by a Secretary General that will coordinate all the initiatives of Mewar Sabha Shiromani for the benefit of the invitees and the forum.
Mewar Sabha Shiromani, being a forum of national and international People and Friends of Mewar, is a voluntary association; described as a ‘meeting forum’ for the invitees or ‘Kul Gauravs’. It will function as a ‘voluntary association of people’ who will be meaningfully mobilised and organised as an ‘advisory forum’ working for the benefit of Mewar region through the MMCF.
The MMCF, through the Mewar Sabha Shiromani Secretariat specially created, will be ensuring that the information collected and shared through the global initiative is sufficiently safeguarded against any misuse.
In case of any third-party misuse, the MMCF will not be held liable for damages by any invitee or their family-members. The invitees, on their part, will ensure that all the information provided is accurate and to the best of their knowledge. At any time, they may be asked to furnish proof for their statements.
The MMCF shall maintain, validate and continuously update the directory generated and all invitees will be encouraged to update the information and provide relevant details without undue delays.
Invitees will be encouraged to ‘refer’ their family-members or friends to the MMCF through the Secretariat formed for extending invitation.
The general superintendence, direction and control of affairs of Mewar Sabha Shiromani will rest with the Board of Trustees of the MMCF and the Mewar Sabha Shiromani Secretariat, specially formed, will manage the day-to-day functioning. The Board of Trustees of the MMCF shall exercise all duties, powers, functions and rights relating to the carrying out of the objectives of Mewar Sabha Shiromani. The Board of Trustees of the MMCF is presently headed by: Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur: Chairman and Managing Trustee, MMCF.
The Board of Trustees of the MMCF shall:
Finalise and approve plans and programmes of the forums.
Receive contributions and have the custody of funds and material aid provided by the invitees and maintain transparency in all its dealings.
Work towards continuous growth and successful consolidation of the forums, in the mutual interest of the MMCF and the invitees.
Provide for a professional management of the Secretariat that will enable the successful completion of the plans and programmes.
Cooperate and Collaboration with any other like-minded organisations or individuals for achieving the objectives of the MMCF.
Set up relevant Committees (like the Screening Committee and/or Review Committee)
Mewar Sabha Shiromani Secretariat will:
Implement plans and programmes of the forums in line with the MMCF objectives.
Serve as a one-point contact for the invitees and the MMCF, serving as the Executive Committee for Mewar Sabha Shiromani.
Maintain and continuously develop two-way communication channels with the invitees.
Collate and present suggestions, ideas and concepts of the invitees to the MMCF and within the forums of Mewar Sabha Shiromani.
Adhere to a high degree of professionalism and work ethics in all its activities, while safeguarding interest of invitees and the MMCF alike.
Maintain all records pertaining to Mewar Sabha Shiromani and the meetings of forums and ensure a conflict-free environment for Mewar Sabha Shiromani to achieve its objectives.
Professionally handle any other work assigned.