Fire it up, family businesses!

11. October 2013 13:02 by Team Eternal Mewar in Eternal Mewar

Family businesses represent a predominant form of business organisation in the world. These heterogeneous enterprises offer a challenging array of issues to study and are beginning to receive substantial scholarly attention. 

CII-FBN India Chapter is organising the 1st Next Generation (NxG) International Convention on Family Business on ‘Step Up: Taking the Family Business to the Next Level’. This is an annual event for Next Generation members of Family Business at Taj Exotica in Goa during October 24-26, 2013.

The international convention, the first of its kind being organised by the Chapter, will draw the participation of young family business leaders in the age group of 18-40 years. The convention, patterned on similar conventions held by FBN International, will provide a powerful platform to Next Generation Family Business leaders from across the country to share their experiences as well as discuss some of the most pressing issues concerning their role in business. It will have a sizeable international participation and several prominent Next Gen leaders from different countries shall be seen addressing the audience and sharing case studies. The three-day event will direct attention on diverse themes of interest to young business leaders, such as social media, viral marketing and brand building. There will be panel discussions on topics like ‘New Leaders - Building Credibility & Trust in the Family Business’ and ‘Outside Work Experience vs Joining Family Business Directly’. Besides, participants will be introduced to the 'New Leaders Circle'.

Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Trustee - Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation will present a case study from an Indian perspective. Mr. Raju Mansukhani, Consultant - Media and Communications - MMCF and Mr Mayank Gupta, Deputy Secretary - MMCF will also be present at the convention. Industry giants like Barclays Bank and Godrej will be seen sharing insights. The convention will conclude with a gala dinner at Radisson and pubbing at Titos. When in Goa, Titos is a must, isn’t it?

Splendour of Silver is out with a catalogue!

16. September 2013 10:54 by Team Eternal Mewar in Museums & Galleries

The gallery at the City Palace has sure been spreading its silvery charisma over its visitors since the launch. A repository of the much cherished artefacts and items of use from the royal house of Mewar, the Splendour of Silver is a vivid example of art, luxury and preservation. It also houses the religious items carved out in silver that were used to honour the deity at the Shree Eklingnath ji Temple. A tour through the gallery transports you to a world that leaves you awestruck and wondering if even a fraction of it is possible in today’s time!

The overwhelming response provoked Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF) to launch a catalogue for the gallery that could capture the splendor and make it available for the world to experience. The catalogue is a lavish visual representation of every object in the exhibition. It includes a detailed description of each object from its age to the purpose to how it was used and much more makes the catalogue comprehensive. Beautiful pictures of each object and those from the pictorial archives of the Maharanas of Mewar enliven the catalogue.

The catalogue is available for purchase with special discounts on bulk orders. Write to us at to order your copy now!

Let the world know what Mewar thrives on

6. September 2013 11:02 by Team Eternal Mewar in Events & Shows

Mewar enjoys a well-rounded rich history. From a huge dynasty of rulers that have done us proud to the culture that still prevails to the flora and fauna that has never failed to provide well for the community, Mewar has it all.

Maharana of Mewar Charitable Fund (MMCF) recently sanctioned a financial assistance towards an initiative to get the World up and close with Mewar. Professor S. S Katewa, Department of Botany, University College of Science, Udaipur was invited to attend an International Congress titled ‘World Congress of the International Union of Antrhopological and Ethnological Scinces 2013’ at Manchester. He presented a well-researched paper, ‘Indigeneous People and Wild Food’ that was aimed at unveiling Mewar and the abundant bounties of nature it enjoys, to the world. MMCF is happy to have been able to support this effort to take Mewar to the world.

Please click here to view the paper.

Haqiqat Bahida – an autobiography by Maharana Sajjan Singh of Udaipur

12. August 2013 14:56 by Team Eternal Mewar in Eternal Mewar

A ‘Man of Vision’ as he may be called, Maharana Sajjan Singh of Udaipur, has been a ruler that makes the dynasty proud. In his ruling decade (1874 to 1884 AD), he has given so much to Udaipur that he is remembered for and always will be. In fond memories of him and to ensure future generations get to know the real him, Shriji Arvind Singh of Mewar, his 4th successor, has taken an initiative to preserve him in a book!
Maharana Sajjan Singh had captured his 10 eventful years as a ruler in a diary. The diary, which used to be mere pages until now, has taken shape as a beautiful book that captures him and his story, his thoughts, achievements and his vision. His zest for justice, harmony and advancement made him take the untrodden path to modernity to make it all happen for Udaipur. From reforestation to laying of new water pipelines to Lake Pichola being saved from silting has all seen light of the day during his reign. Not just this, separate civil and criminal courts were inaugurated to ensure a completely modern jury system. The education system, too did not go unnoticed by him. Being a connoisseur of the arts, he spent a lot of his productive time beautifying the city of Udaipur. The beautiful Sajjan Niwas Garden, Victoria Hall and the picturesque Sajjangarh (Monsoon Palace) are his gifts to Udaipur. And of course, the Shikarbadi Hunting Lodge which has been converted into a hotel under HRH Group of Hotels and remains to be one of the favourite monsoon retreats of Udaipur!
The humungous task of converting the diary into an autobiography is yet another acclaimed initiative by the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation. It’s going to be the perfect medium for the world to come up close with Maharana Sajjan Singh. The 685 page book is titled 'Haqiqat Bahida of Maharana Sajjan Singh of Udaipur, Mewar' and is published by Maharana Mewar Historical Publication Trust (MMHPT) in both Hindi and English. It tells his entire story supported by a number of beautiful archival photographs. In the preface, Shriji has honoured him as, the ‘Suryavanshi’  Ruler. The book is available for sale at Udaya Museum Book Shop, run by MMHPT, in The City Palace, Udaipur. Grab your copy now!

Stay rooted with MMCF

1. August 2013 12:14 by Team Eternal Mewar in Charities

Warren Buffett, the most successful investor and philanthropist of the 20th century once said, “Someone's sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Food for thought indeed.

Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, is constantly working to serve the community and keep it close to its culture and heritage. It looks forward to creating inspirations for the generations to come. As part of the same endeavour, MMCF recently extended a cash donation of INR 8000 to a farmer and environmentalist of Bhinder village, Devendra Singh. The village falls under the district of Udaipur, Rajasthan. The farmer bought 10 tree guards with the donation and placed them near a primary school at Bhim ka Kheda.

Small as it may seem, the initiative brought a smile to many faces. MMCF sees this as a medium to convey a valuable message to the future youth of our country. It intends to make them sensitive towards preservation of environment and keep them connected with our culture.

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