Maharana Pratap Current Affairs - 2019

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6 June: Maharana Pratap Jayanti observed

Maharana Pratap Jayanti is observed every year on 6 June to celebrate birth anniversary of brave Rajput warrior. The year 2019 marks 479th birth anniversary of great warrior.

About Maharana Pratap

  • He was the 13th Rajput king of Mewar, a province in modern-day Rajasthan. Then Mewar province also included some parts of now Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh
  • He was the eldest son of Maharana Udai Singh and Maharani Jaiwanta Bai. He became ruler of Mewar in 1572, after death of Udai Singh.
  • He is a symbol of Rajput valour, gallantry and diligence. He is considered to be one of the strongest Rajput warriors who fought against the Mughals supremacy to free his homeland from their control.
  • He owned Chetak (the horse) and Ramprasad (the elephant) who are known for their loyalty to their master.
  • Mughals and Maharana: After the siege of Chittorgarh by Mughals in 1568 Mughal emperor Akbar turned to Mewar which was still under control of Rana. While all other Rajput rulers surrendered to Akbar and became vassal or part of his council, Rana denied all six diplomatic missions sent to him by Akbar for a peaceful alliance, due to this the war became inevitable.
  • The famous Battle of Haldighati was fought between Maharana Pratap and Akbar’s forces led by Man Singh I of Amer on 18 June 1576. Although the battle was won by Mughals but neither Maharana or any of his close family members were captured by the Mughal thus rendering their victory fruitless.
  • Death: He died on January 19, 1597 due to injuries from hunting accident while tightening the string of a bow with an arrow.
  • Successor: was his eldest son, Amar Singh I.

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Union Government to form new reserve battalion named after Maharana Pratap

Union Home Ministry has decided to form new reserve battalion will be raised and it will be named after Maharana Pratap. It will be called Maharana India Reserve Battalion.

It was announced by Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on the occasion of 475th birth anniversary of Maharana Pratap in Gogunda in Udaipur district. He also unveiled statue of Maharana Pratap in the ceremony.

About Maharana Pratap

  • He was born in 1540 at Kumbhalgarh Fort, Rajasthan. He was the eldest son of Maharani Jaiwanta Bai and Udai Singh II, founder of Udaipur.
  • He belonged to the Sisodia clan of Rajputs. His reign spanned for 24 years from March 1572 to January 1597.
  • He was known as a brave warrior, successful organizer and ingenious strategist.
  • He had fearlessly fought the Mughals and protected his people until his death for the honour of their motherland.
  • He died of injuries sustained in a hunting accident at Chavand, which served as his capital, on 29 January 1597, aged fifty-seven.

Month: Categories: Governance & Politics

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