On the occasion of the Birth Anniversary of the H.H. Brigadier Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh MVC of Jaipur, the prestigious annual awards ceremony ‘Sawai Jaipur Awards 2022’ were organised at the Pritam Chowk of the City Palace. The program began with the arrival of Rajmata Padmini Devi, Princess Diya Kumari and the ‘Dharamgurus’ on the stage. The photograph of Shri Govind Dev Ji was then garlanded and the lighting of the lamp was done by them. Later, the late Maharaja’s photograph was also garlanded. Royal Family members then made offerings to the ‘Dharamgurus’ and received their blessings. Then began the award ceremony.
The Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Museum Trust gave awards in 25 categories. These awards were in various categories like service to humankind, heritage conservation, medical science, traditional crafts, among others. The awards consist of Rs. 31,000 cash, a shawl, a replica of the silver urn placed at the Sarvatobhadra Chowk of the City Palace, a citation and a ‘shrifal’.
For the first time, His Highness Maharaja Lakshraj Prakash of Sirmaur Award was presented to Mr. Daleep Singh Chandel, resident of Salnoo village in Bilaspur district of Himachal Pradesh, for outstanding achievements in the field of shooting and coaching.
The awards given for outstanding work in other various fields were – Raja Dulha Rai Award for social work (Butati Dham & Prayas Jaipur); Raja Kakil Dev Award for Excellence in Preservation of Heritage and Architecture (Ms. Amita Baig of World Monuments Fund); Raja Pajvan Dev Award for Excellence in the field of Medicine (Dr. Sushil Sanghi); Raja Bhagwant Das Award for Excellence in Traditional Crafts of Jaipur (Shri Amrit Lal Sirohiya); Raja Mansingh I Award for Bravery (Shri Bhairon Singh); Mirza Raja Jai Singh I Award for distinguished service in the armed forces (Col V.S. Chandrawat); Mirza Raja Ram Singh I Award for Excellence in Ecological Balancing and Improvement in Environment (Shri Divyabhanu Sinh Chavda); Maharaja Vishan Singh Award for Excellence in Travel, Tourism & Museum Development(Shri Veer Vijay Singh); Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II Award for Excellence in the field of Astronomy and related sciences(Shri Bhojraj Sharma); Maharaja Sawai Ishwari Singh Award for Excellence in the field of Journalism(Shri Manoj Mathur – Rajasthan Bureau Chief, Zee News); Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh I Award for outstanding contribution in development and enhancing the image of Rajasthan(Indian Institute of Crafts and Design); Maharaja Sawai Pratap Singh Award for Excellence in the field of History, Literature and Education (Shri Sandeep Sethi); Maharaja Sawai Jagat Singh Award for Excellence in Painting and Sculpture (Shri Shan Bhatnagar); Maharaja Sawai Ram Singh II Award for Excellence in the field of Photography and Journalism(Sri Purushottam Diwakar), and Maharaja Sawai Madho Singh II Award for Excellence in the field of Theatre, Films & Television (Ms. Deepika Kothari and Ramji Om).
Furthermore, other awards were given in the category of Maharaja Sawai Mansingh II Award for Excellence in the field of Sports (Himangini Rathore); Maharani Marudhar Kanwar Award for excellence in services in MSMS II Museum Trust, JPCT or Shila Mata Trust (Shri Trilok Chand Sharma); Maharani Kishore Kanwar Award for excellence in Performing Arts (Dr. Jyoti Bharti Goswami); Rajmata Gayatri Devi Award for Women’s Excellence(Dr. Malashri Lal); Maharaja Sawai Bhawani Singh Award for Excellence in the field of Business and Industry (Shri Kishore Rungta); Rajmata Padmini Devi Award for excellence in loyal & disciplined services to the Royal Family of Jaipur (Shri Shankar Singh); Princess Diya Kumari Award for achiever in any field(Ms. Bhawna Jat); Maharaja Sawai Padmanabh Singh Award for young achiever in the field of Sports (Shri Divyansh Panwar), and Rajkumari Gauravi Kumari Award for person or organisation with exemplary achievement in start-up, innovation or invention with great social impact(Shri Prateek Khandelwal).