I trust that under the enlivening influence of English education which has done so much for the progress of the Nation, Mysore will not be found behind the rest of India.
– Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar III
The contribution of the Maharajas of Mysore to the improvement of education has a long legacy. The famous Mysore University was set up by Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar IV and has been a pioneer in higher education and the betterment of the education sector. The welfare of his subjects was prime on the Maharaja’s focus and in his far-sighted wisdom, he saw the role education had to play in it.
The contributions of the Maharajas started much earlier however. The Raja’s Free School was established by Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar’s grandfather, Sri Krishnaraja Wadiyar III in 1883. This set the foundation to what the rulers of Mysore would keep as one of their foremost goals. The Free School offered high-quality education to the boys of Mysore without charge.
Since then, the Maharajas have championed the cause of education. This spirit is held high by the now ruler of Mysore – Maharaja Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar. When he heard about our event and our intention of contributing to bettering the education processes for government schools, he graciously accepted to honour the occasion with his presence. He is an inspiration to the future generations and we are deeply grateful.
We look forward to having the Maharaja with us at the event. The Invitation is below. It is on the 22nd of July at Government Higher Primary School, Hale Kesare, Mysore. We look forward to having you there!