The Founder

His Late Highness, Maharana Bhagwat Singhji established Maharana Mewar Vidya Mandir (A Unit of Adarsh Vidya Mandir Society) , in The City Palace, in July 1974. Funded by the Vidyadan Trust, the School provides high quality education to a cross-section of children, ensuring a well integrated development of the physical, educational, moral and social fabric of its students.

Maharana Bhagwat Singhji believed:

Success in life can be achieved only by disciplining the physical, mental and spiritual powers and training them to function in complete co-ordination and harmony.


Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur is the 76th. Custodian of the House of Mewar. A multifaceted personality, Shriji has been preserving a vibrant cultural heritage enshrined in The City Palace, Udaipur in Rajasthan. As the Chairman and Managing Trustee of the Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), Udaipur, Shriji is managing a spectrum of philanthropic and charitable activities emanating from the City Palace in Udaipur. Several non profit and commercial organizations are seamlessly networked to exemplify ‘Eternal Mewar’ for global and Indian audiences. The Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, Vidyadan Trust, Maharana Mewar Historical Publications Trust, and Rajmata Gulab Kunwar Charitable Trust have emerged as the public charitable trusts responsible for more than 50 developmental projects in and around Udaipur. The City Palace Museum, Maharana Mewar Special Library, Maharana Mewar Research Institute, the publications division and educational institutes are some of the key projects being managed and developed by the Trusts.

Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur was educated at the prestigious Mayo College, Ajmer from where he completed his school certificate conducted by the Cambridge University. He obtained his Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Udaipur. He studied English literature, economics and political science at the Maharana Bhupal College in Udaipur. To polish his business acumen, Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur undertook a hotel management course from The Metropolitan College, St Albans in the UK. Later, he gained invaluable on-job training in hospitality services in the United States.