We all have learnt in school about our kings & queens and their never-ending tales of bravery and valour. We all have been impressed with the importance of the royal family. Haven’t we all been for once royal admirers?
We bring you a step closer to the glorious past and stories of our mighty rulers! After all the coronavirus pandemic isn’t stopping the Sawai Jaipur Awards from felicitating people for their commendable contribution. It will take place this year despite all the odds, but as a virtual extravaganza!
Every year, it recognizes the people who have contributed to society through their excellence in various fields. But, this year is a little more special with unveiling BUBBLES, a biography of Late His Highness Brigadier Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC, of Jaipur. It will bring back fond memories to those who knew the Maharaja personally, and will inspire definitely the young!
There are 24 categories ranging from preservation of heritage, achiever in sports, medical science, bravery, excellence in traditional crafts, and much more. The name of the awards are based on erstwhile to present rulers of Jaipur and the categories are based on their qualities. Starting from Raja Dulha Rai Award for social work to Rajkumari Gauravi Kumari Award for a person with exemplary achievement in innovation with social impact; Sawai Jaipur Awards will honour individuals and organizations for achievements in their respective fields.
Witness the Royal Virtual Award Ceremony on the official Facebook & YouTube page of MSMS Museum.
Date: 22nd October 2020
Time: 5:30 pm
Famous for majestic forts and palaces, Jaipur has its own significance in terms of its brave warrior stories. The stories when Kings of Rajasthan were fighting with bravery at the battleground. Not to forget that the ultimate charm of Pink city lies in its brave stories of the bygone era.
People travel through this city and explore the heritage while hearing the legends of the brave heart of the city. The one such story is of HH Brigadier Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC of Jaipur’s royal family.
Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh was the last Maharaja of Jaipur, as the princely states dissolved at the time, he took the throne. The legacy of Jaipur royal family has been widely acclaimed around the world, but is in no way limited to palaces, Bhawani Singh Ji proved his mettle in the war against Pakistan in 1971. Bhawani Singh Ji commanded the 10th Parachute Regiment and captured Chacharo, Sindh, he pulled a crucial plug from Pakistan’s regime which ultimately led to India winning the war.
This was the biggest territorial conquest in terms of territory. The Chachro Raid of 1971 was Indian Army’s biggest Surgical strike in Pakistan for four days, the battalion infiltrated deep inside enemy territory and carried out raids on enemy positions. For his bravery and courage, the Maharaja was awarded the Mahavir Chakra.
Then were the times of newspapers, an article was published a day before his arrival to Jaipur after the war, about Bhawani Singh Ji arriving the next day. As Bhawani Singh Ji arrived at the Sanganer Airport, the people of Jaipur were overjoyed and welcomed him wholeheartedly, it took Bhawani Singh Ji the whole day as people all over Jaipur went out to congratulate him.
The people of Jaipur have always embraced bravery and patriotism, be it 1971 when Maharaja Bhawani Singh Ji came back to his home town Jaipur after capturing Chachro, or Abhinandan Varthaman’s homecoming in 2019. The blood of citizens of Jaipur will never run dry when it comes to celebrating the soldiers of India, every Jaipurite salutes the bravery of Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh Ji then and Wing Commander Abhinandan Varthaman now. We have wholeheartedly celebrated the homecoming of our heroes.