Maharana Mewar Foundation 36th Annual Awards (MMFAA) - 2018 honours Icons of India at City Palace
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 () Carrying forward its glorious tradition of honouring the service of permanent value rendered to society, *Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF)* under the astute command of *Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar*, gave away the most coveted Maharana Mewar Foundation 36th Annual Awards (MMFAA) to the highly deserving individuals in a grand ceremony held at *The City Palace, Udaipur*.
*Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar presenting awards during ceremony*
Started with the presentation of certificates to students from schools and universities in Udaipur and across the State of Rajasthan, the grand awards ceremony witnessed international and national awardees gathering on the dais to receive their awards from *Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar* of Udaipur, Chairman and Managing Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, in the proud presence of *Rashtrakavi Shri Balkavi Bairagi ji *who graced the occasion as the* Chief Guest. *
*Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Chairman and Managing Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur*
Amid the resplendence displayed by the City Palace of Udaipur, Maharana Mewar Foundation 36th Annual Awards (MMFAA) was received by *Professor John Stratton Hawley*, USA, who is Claire Tow Professor of Religion at Barnard College, Columbia University; *Ms. Suhasini Haidar* the Diplomatic Editor of The Hindu; *Dr. E. Sreedharan *- ‘*The Metro Man*’; *Ms. Raspreet Sidhu*, captain of the Indian Basketball Women’s Team; *Mr. Gafarbhai Qureshi*, a farmer from Ramdechi, Talala, *Gir Somnath* District of Gujarat; *Mr. Salim Gafur Sheikh *and* Mr. Harsh Desai* for rendering selfless service, rising beyond the call of duty in the face of immense hostility; *Pandit (Dr.) Chandrakant Purohit (Munshi)*, a retired teacher; *Dr. Sandeep Joshi*, well-known name in the field of oriental research and preservation of Indian Heritage and ancient literature; *Prof. Satyavrat Shastri*, a highly decorated Sanskrit scholar, writer, grammar expert and poet from India and many other distinguished personalities who have precisely earned this award after their immense hard work and dedication shown to enhance image of Udaipur and the country on National and International platforms.
Congratulating the winners at the occasion, *Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Chairman and Managing Trustee of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur* said, “It’s truly a proud moment for all of us and I take this opportunity to congratulate all the winners for their extraordinary contribution to the society. Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation is continuing with its commitment of pursuing its mission of nurturing cultural values in society by adopting innovative methods of communicating and impacting and this is another step forward in this direction.”
Concluding the ceremony, *Mr. Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur, Trustee, Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur* said, “The whole purpose of MMFAA awards is to recognize and honour the contributions of the extraordinary individuals and leading light of the society in their respective fields. I thank all the attendees for participating in this ceremony with full zest and zeal.”
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