Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India, August 6, 2022. The 28th Tree of Peace was planted today in the majestic grounds of Mehrangarh Fort (Hindi: मेहरानगढ दुर्ग) by His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur, Her Highness Maharani Hemlata Rajye, Dr Marek Sobola, Servare et Manere Secretary-General, Slovak Ambassador, His Excellency Mr. Róbert Maxián, Mrs. Jana Maxiánová, Shree Shree 1008 Shree Achlanand Giri Maharaj, Sh Prassannpuri Goswami and Sh Ramji Vyas. With this plantation, India becomes the 17th country in the world where the tree has been planted. Interestingly, the moment the sapling was planted, it started raining, making the event auspicious. The Tree of Peace in the Mehrangarh Fort is Salvadora persica.
Servare et Manere Secretary-General handed over the Memorial Medal of Tree of Peace in a Special class with rubies to His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur for his outstanding services to the development of friendship between nations and his contribution to the development of youth education. After the awarding of the Medal, His Highness was also given a book entitled “Parky a Sady v Žiline” (Parks and Gardens in Žilina) by the author collective Peter Štanský, Jozef Feiler and Marek Sobola. The book describes the history of the town of Žilina and its gardens and parks. Žilina is the headquarters of Servare et Manere. For his help in organizing and implementing the Tree of Peace initative in Jodhpur, Mr Jagat Rathore, Private Secretary to His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singh II of Marwar-Jodhpur, received an Honorable Mention from Servare et Manere.
Mehrangarh Fort covers an area of 486 hectares. The complex is located on a hilltop around 122 metres above the surrounding plain, and was constructed circa 1459 by Rajput ruler Rao Jodha, though most of the existing structure is from the 17th century. Inside its boundaries there are several palaces known for their intricate carvings and expansive courtyards, as well as a museum housing various relics. The eSamskriti portal reported about this initiative. The official report of the Slovak Embassy in New Delhi.