Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar – 4th Guinness World Record “Donation of most personal hygiene products in one hour”

Almost one year after he was awarded the third Guinness World Record for his ‘Go Green Initiative’, Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar of Udaipur now received another Guinness World Record for “Donation of most personal hygiene products in one hour.” The latter is counted as the fourth Guinness World Record received by Maharaj Kumar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar (MKLRSM). Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar 4th Guinness World Record

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar 4th Guinness World Record

Amidst the current wave of COVID-19 Pandemic, Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar’s commitment to public hygiene and wellbeing was demonstrated in ample measure. He contributed 12,508 personal hygiene products in an hour distinguished as biodegradable sanitary pads, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper rolls, tissue papers, hand wash and hand sanitizers.

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar 4th Guinness World Record

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar 4th Guinness World Record

Sincerely acknowledged for his unyielding commitment to social welfare and philanthropy, Mr Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar compassionately said, “I dedicate the 4th Guinness World Record to my fellow citizens of Udaipur who have shown extraordinary courage in the face of hardship due to the pandemic. I wish that individuals in accord shall break this record, at the earliest, so that the notion goes on to the grass-root level. Let’s stay safe and healthy.”

First Guinness World Record by Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar

In 2019, the first Guinness World Record was bestowed through a unique public campaign called ‘Vastradaan’ when 3,29,250 clothes were collected for the underprivileged. What had begun as a city-wide campaign became a global one with contributions flooding in from several countries across the world. Fascinatingly, the previous world record was held in Dubai where the local citizens had donated 2,95,122 articles of clothing in 2016.

Second Guinness World Record by Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar

Later, Mr Lakshyaraj was awarded the second Guinness World Record for collecting over 20 tonnes of stationery items for financially deprived children within 24 hours. The record of largest donation of school supplies was broken by him in 2019 by breaking the record of Manav Uthan Seva Samiti, Surat.

Mr Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar has created awareness of several social issues related to the region’s rural and urban populace. He has conducted campaigns for numerous social causes to create awareness in the field of education, health, environment, in order to improve the standard of living and quality of life of the local people.

Third Guinness World Record by Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar

In January 2020, Prince Lakshyaraj started a unique “Go Green” initiative named “Vriksh Hi Jeevan Abhiyaan” which earned him the third Guinness World Record. For the duration of this public campaign, thousands of school students, Indian Army personnel and citizens from all walks of life participated, and 4035 saplings were potted in 20 seconds. The previous world record for most saplings planted in 60 seconds stood at 2000. The entire initiative painted Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar’s idea for a cleaner, greener and sustainable tomorrow.

Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar 4th Guinness World Record

Fourth Guinness World Record by Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar

Fourth Guinness World Record received by Maharaj Kumar Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar for his donation drive of personal hygiene products to the underprivileged. 12,508 personal hygiene products were donated in an hour, thereby breaking the world record.

In the Indian and global media, Mr Lakshyaraj Singh Mewar has often been described as the driving force behind Udaipur’s development. The four Guinness World Records are indicative of the popularity and uniqueness of public campaigns he has launched.


Hariyali Amavasya Mela 2019: Udaipur’s way of welcoming Monsoon

If you have ever heard about Udaipur, its culture and traditions, there are hardly any chances you haven’t heard about the Mela (fair) of Hariyali Amavasya. Hariyali means greenery while Amavasya refers to the no-moon day as per Hindi terminology. It is a festival to rejoice rains due to which the earth gets covered with a blanket of greenery. Every year this festival is celebrated with high energy and enthusiasm in the Mewar region. There are many rituals associated with this fest, and people in Northern states of India celebrates this with great fervor.

Hariyali Amavasya Mela 2019
Credits: Siddarth Nagar


As it is a known fact that rains are considered as blessings of God and to show gratitude towards nature and its blessings, people celebrate Hariyali Amavasya to welcome the onset of monsoon. Like Rajasthan it is also celebrated in other Northern states of India such as Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Maharashtra. In Maharashtra it is celebrated as ‘Gatari Amavasya’, in Andhra Pradesh as ‘Chukkala Amavasya’ and in Orissa it is known as ‘Chitalagi Amavasya’. As with the names, the rituals and traditions vary in different parts of the country, but the spirit of celebrations remains same.

Hariyali Amavasya Mela 2019
Credits: Siddarth Nagar

Being an Udaipurite I still remember, how eagerly as kids we used to wait for this day. The chief thing that attracted us the most about this festival was the Mela (fair) and which still is. We eagerly used to wait for this day which was marked by a school holiday and it was customary to visit the fair to enjoy rides and food with family. Everywhere you could see, are the vibrant colors, the bustling crowd and the vendors shouting out loud. While the women folks mainly loved to shop at the fair stalls, however, we as kids would make it sure not to miss out any of the rides and food was ofcourse our motto of life. The interesting part is, still after so many years nothing has really changed except the climatic changes.


Hariyali Amavasya Mela 2019
Credits: Siddarth Nagar

Let’s know some interesting facts about this Mela:

  • It is believed that the first Hariyali Amavasya Mela was set up by Maharana Fateh Singh, to celebrate the completion of a reservoir near Dewali pond, which eventually became a tradition and is still continuing.
  • Hariyali Amavasya is a two day celebration where the last day is usually reserved for women.
  • Like any other festival, this festive fair is not confined to a particular religion but gathers people from all the religion, class and castes which is certainly a mark of cultural integration.
  • The famous dish of Rabdi-Malpua is the showstopper of this mela. Most people just visit to palate the renowned dish which is also considered as a monsoon cuisine by locals.
  • Public places such as Moti Magri, Saheliyon ki Baari etc which usually have an entrance fee during other days of the year are kept free for these two days.
  • The Mela is more of interest to the tribals and rural crowd near Udaipur region, who comes up in huge crowd in traditional costumes and jewelry.
  • Also elderly folks of this region have a strong belief, that it will definitely rain on the day of Hariyali Amavasya.
  • The wooden sword wrapped with colorful papers, a colorful feathered hat and small trumpets of paper called Poopadi in native language are the souvenirs which validate your presence at Mela.
  • Women collectively pray for good rainfall and bountiful harvest.
  • Green is the color of the day and ladies in the Mewar region wear green which represent their love for nature.
  • Several schools and social groups & organizations celebrate it a day before, organizing cultural programs.
  • It is considered auspicious to plant a sapling on this day which is also having religious significance as per Hindu community.

This year Hariyali Amavasya will be observed on 1st of August, which will also be a collector declared holiday for schools, colleges and all government organizations. Observing the increasing popularity of this festival among domestic and international tourists,efforts are also made by Municipal Corporation of Udaipur to have this historic fair registered in the Guinness Book of World Records.

Hariyali Amavasya Mela 2019
Credits: Siddarth Nagar

While the festival is the time to rejuvenate and rejoice, there is an increasing threat as well from past few year, about depleting rainfall and vanishing forests in the Aravali region. As true Udaipurites lets join hands to protect our environment and trees so that our future generations could also enjoy this historic Mela.