Order of the Vishwamitra

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Order of the Vishwamitra
विश्वामित्र मानपदवी
Badge of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Grand Cordon).svg
Badge of the Order
Awarded by the Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
TypeChivalric order
Established3 July 2020
EligibilityState and foreign dignitaries
Awarded forextraordinary services dedicated to the State and it's people
StatusCurrently constituted
FounderTanishkaa Patranabish
SovereignDhrubajyoti Roy,
Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
Grand MasterBishnu Chetry,
Upa Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
ChancellorAnirban Phatowali,
Rajpramukh of Kamrupa
GradesGrand Cordon
Grand Cross
Companion
Commander
Member
Post-nominalsGCV
GCrV
ComV
CV
MV
Former gradesMember Special Class
Statistics
First induction3 July 2020
Last induction10 October 2021
Total inductees91 (total)
12 (Grand Cordon)
38 (Grand Cross)
23 (Hon. Grand Cross)
8 (Companion)
6 (Commander)
4 (Member)
Precedence
Next (higher)Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra
Next (lower)Order of Loyalty to the Royal Family of Vishwamitra

Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra
(Grand Cordon)

The Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra (Hindi: विश्वामित्र मानपदवी, IAST: Vishvaamitra Manapadvi) is an chivalric and state order of the State of Vishwamitra established on 3 June 2020 by Rashtradhyaksh Tanishkaa Patranabish. It recognizes distinguished personal service to the monarch of the state, members of the royal families, or senior representative of the monarch.

It is at present awarded to men and women who hold high office or who render extraordinary or important service to the nation. The rulers of the royal states, former prime ministers are appointed as GCV; while members of the royal families, privy councilors, members of the government, ambassadors, etc. are regularly appointed to the other grades of the order.

The order was formally abolished on 24 October 2022 by a royal decree issued by the Rashtradhyaksh.

History

Following the establishment of the monarchy in June 2020, the entire existing honours system was restructured and a new honours system was established by Rashtradhyaksh Tanishkaa Patranabish on 3 July 2020. The Order of the Vishwamitra was established alongside the Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra and the Order of the Lotus as the then third highest state order. It was initially created as a single grade order of Member Special Class to recognize valuable services to the monarch and the government. The first induction was made on 3 July 2020 upon Princess Anoushkaa, then Prime Minister and Prince Phillip, the Foreign Minister of Pibocip, both of whom would later receive the Grand Cordon grade. Following the introduction and creation of other chivalric orders, the Order of the Vishwamitra was demoted to its existing status of being the fifth highest order of chivalry.

In February 2021, the order was restructured and two grades were created: Grand Cordon (to be reserved for rulers of the states and former prime ministers) and Grand Cross (formerly Member Special Class, to be conferred on government officials). The order was to be conferred in honorary capacity on foreign leaders. Later the same year, the other grades of Companion (formerly Knight/Dame Commander), Commander, and Member were introduced and the honorary grade was abolished. Initially, the order was accompanied with a Knighthood but was later abolished.

In March 2021, Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy created the Royal Vishwamitran Chain "as a personal decoration for royal personages and a few eminent subjects". Though related, it is considered entirely distinct from the order.

Composition

The Rashtradhyaksh was at the apex of the Order of the Vishwamitra as its Sovereign, followed by the Grand Master; the latter position was created in 2020 and was occupied by Dhrubajyoti Roy until his election as Rashtradhyaksh and currently by Bishnu Chetry. Below the Grand Master, is the Chancellor, held by one of the Rajpramukhs.

Thereafter follow those honoured with different grades of the order, divided into five levels: all having post-nominal letters and. Foreigners are also admitted into the order.

Prior to 2021, the grades of Grand Cordon and Grand Cross were classified as Members Special Class.

Classes of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra
Grade Grand Cordon Grand Cross Companion Commander Member
Post-nominals GCV GCrV ComV CV MV
Insignia Heraldic riband of the Grand Cordon grade.
Heraldic badge of the Grand Cordon grade.
Heraldic riband of the Grand Cross grade.
Heraldic badge of the Grand Cross grade.
Heraldic badge of the Companion grade.
Dame's bow of the Companion grade.
Heraldic badge of the Companion grade.
 – Dame's bow of the Commander grade.  – Dame's bow of the Member grade.
Ribbon bar Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Grand Cordon).svg Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Grand Cross).svg Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Companion).svg Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Commander).svg Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Member).svg

List of officers

The current officers of the Order of the Vishwamitra are as follows:

Insignia

Badge of the Grand Cordon grade.

Upon admission into the Order of the Vishwamitra, members are given various insignia. Common for all members is the badge, which is an octagram with a central medallion depicting on a blue background a dove topped by three fleurs-de-lys. However, there are variations on the badge for each grade of the order: Grand Cordon and Grand Cross wear the badge and a sash passing from the right shoulder to the left hip; male Companions and male Commanders wear the badge on a ribbon at the neck; and women in all grades below Grand Cross wear the badge on a bow pinned at the left shoulder. Further, the size of the badge varies by rank, that for the higher classes being larger, and Grand Cordon, Grand Cross and Companions have their octagrams surrounded by a star: for Grand Cordon, an eight-pointed gold star; for Grand Cross, an eight-pointed gold star with smaller rays between each arm; and for Companions, a six-pointed silver star with gold rays between each arms.

The order's ribbon is blue with red-white-red stripe edging (for Grand Cordon) and red-white stripe edging for the other grades which is the only difference in the highest two grades. The ribbon bars bear rosettes to indicate the various grades of the order.

Eligibility and appointment

Membership in the Order of the Vishwamitra is conferred by the reigning monarch with advice from the Grand Mistress and Chancellor on those who have performed personal service for the sovereign, any member of their family, or any of their representatives. Rulers of the states receive the order's highest grade of Grand Cordon upon their installation in addition to former prime ministers who are appointed soon after their relinquishing the office of the prime minister. Members of the government, including the Prime Minister and other ministers are appointed in their tenure so after other officials.

Foreigners equivalent to heads of government and other ministers are usually appointed to the order. Foreign heads of state are rarely conferred with the Order of the Vishwamitra.

Persons have been removed from the order at the monarch's command, and mostly upon the advice of the Honours Forfeiture Committee. Chandrachur Basu, a former Administrator of Chandril, was the first to be stripped of his appointment in 2021 following his actions against the state.

Precedence and privileges

Members of all rankings of this order are assigned positions in the order of precedence, ranking above all others members of equal rankings of whichever orders. Consorts, childs and childs-in-law also feature on the order of precedence; relatives of members, however, are not assigned any special precedence. Generally, individuals can derive precedence from their parents or consorts as long as the recipient lives.

Recipients

Grand Cordons by date of appointment

The following were appointed to the Order of the Vishwamitra in the grade of Grand Cordon prior to the order's disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

Grand Crosses by date of appointment

The following were appointed to the Order of the Vishwamitra in the grade of Grand Cross prior to the order's disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

Relinquishments

The following recipients of the Grand Cross grade of the order had relinquished their membership to its disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

  • 28 January 2021: Liam Alexander, former Deputy Prime Minister (23 January 2021)
  • 28 August 2021: Joel Camurkar, former Member of Parliament (appointed on 15 April 2021)
  • 6 September 2022: Liam Alexander, former Deputy Prime Minister (appointed on 8 June 2021)
  • 7 October 2022: Dylan Callahan, Minister of Finance of Karnia-Ruthenia (appointed on 11 January 2022)
  • 7 October 2022: Wilhelm von und zu Hochbach, Palatine of the Court of Justice of Karnia-Ruthenia (appointed on 11 January 2022)

Revocations

The following recipients of the Grand Cross grade of the order had been revoked of their membership prior to its disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

  • 5 February 2021: Chandrachur Basu, former Administrator of Chandril (appointed on 18 October 2020)
  • 27 February 2022: Sertor Valentinus, Prime Minister of West Sayville (appointed on 15 April 2021)
  • 6 April 2022: Simon Reeve, former Administrator of Cangun Llus (appointed on 18 February 2021)

Companions by date of appointment

The following were appointed to the Order of the Vishwamitra in the grade of Companion prior to the order's disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

  • 1 August 2021: Ankurjyoti Thakuria, former Deputy Prime Minister
  • 1 August 2021: Bhargab Jyoti Medhi, former Minister
  • 1 August 2021: Bradyn, Duke of Haynio
  • 1 August 2021: Theresa Hunnerberg, former Deputy Prime Minister, Queensland
  • 1 August 2021: Michael Farr, Foreign Minister, West Who
  • 10 October 2021: Andre Carneiro, former Ambassador
  • 11 January 2022: Raphael Sousa, Speaker of the House of Councillors, Ebenthal
  • 11 January 2022: Tyler Wilson, former Speaker, New Athens
  • 11 January 2022: Peter Joyce, Prime Minister of Kingdom of Sayville
  • 15 April 2022: Quintus De Vitaliis, Privy Councilor
  • 15 April 2022: Ralf M.M. Stultiëns, Ambassador
  • 15 April 2022: Damian Málek, former Premier of Gymnasium State
  • 15 April 2022: Karl Friedrich, Lord of Mercia
  • 15 April 2022: Ella Parker, former Prime Minister of Baustralia
  • 8 June 2021: Juan Cisneros, Ambassador
  • 1 August 2022: Anthony Barauskis, President of Tinland
  • 1 August 2022: Arthur C. de Tourneau, Ambassador
  • 1 August 2022: Katrina C., Prime Minister of Lurdentania
  • 29 September 2022: Shiro Mephistopheles, Privy Councilor

Revocations

The following recipients of the Companion grade of the order had been revoked of their membership prior to its disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

Commanders by date of appointment

The following were appointed to the Order of the Vishwamitra in the grade of Commander prior to the order's disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

  • 1 August 2021: Arpan Deka, former Minister
  • 1 August 2021: Sampriti Paul, Mayor of Dadara
  • 1 August 2021: Canton, Duke of Cookan
  • 1 August 2021: Nicholas Johnson, former Minister, Queensland
  • 1 August 2021: Daniel Quintero, Member of Sejm, Cheskgariya-Litvania
  • 10 October 2021: Jules Vierstraete, Ambassador
  • 11 January 2022: Fabius C. de Tourneau, former Minister, Duckionary
  • 11 January 2022: Gat Mandarangan, Ambassador of Kaleido
  • 11 January 2022: Michael David Augustus, Ambassador of Queensland
  • 15 April 2022: Lorenzo Marquez, former Member of Parliament (formerly Member)
  • 15 April 2022: Reshmi Hazarika, former Minister
  • 15 April 2022: James Murray, former Judge of the Supreme Court (formerly Member)
  • 15 April 2022: Zechariah O'Hair, former Ambassador
  • 15 April 2022: Reuben Isze, Ambassador
  • 15 April 2022: Thomas Marios, Secretary, Ministry of Defence
  • 15 April 2022: Greg Watts, Speaker, Baustralia
  • 15 April 2022: Grant Bruns, Duke of Aeolia
  • 8 June 2021: Caleb Ashworth, Ambassador
  • 8 June 2021: Peter Armstrong, Ambassador of Lehmark
  • 1 August 2022: Manggala Alif Prasetia, Ambassador
  • 1 August 2022: Jacob Mayjames, Prime Minister of Wangtangia
  • 1 August 2022: Mikołaj Bartkowiak, Marshal of the Highest People's Congress, GSMLL
  • 1 August 2022: John Farr, Citizens' Affairs Minister, West Who

Members by date of appointment

The following were appointed to the Order of the Vishwamitra in the grade of Commander prior to the order's disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

  • 10 October 2021: Shayan SJ, former Ambassador
  • 10 October 2021: Andreas Rauma, former Ambassador
  • 30 October 2021: Ignis Audeladroit, former Ambassador
  • 11 January 2022: Rubi McPhail, Deputy Administrator of Swevalis
  • 11 January 2022: Chris Millar, former Consul-General
  • 11 January 2022: Petrus Andreas, Consul-General
  • 11 January 2022: Ted Kaz, Mayor of YeLand
  • 15 April 2022: Thomas Jacobs, former Ambassador
  • 15 April 2022: Matthew Laptev, Chancellor of Aenderia
  • 15 April 2022: Michael Simpson, Ambassador to the United States, Austenasia

Relinquishments

The following recipients of the Member grade of the order had relinquished their membership to its disestablishment on 24 October 2022.

See also

Notes

  1. Inducted as an honorary recipient on 4 July 2020 in his capacity as President of Renderfeit. Later became a minister in Vishwamitra and his induction was made substantive on 29 September 2022.
  2. Inducted as an honorary recipient on 1 January 2021 in his capacity as Emperor of Yu-Xia. Later became a minister in Vishwamitra and his induction was made substantive on 29 September 2022.
  3. Membership was revoked on 6 April 2022 and re-instated on 26 April 2022.
  4. Initially inducted on 20 April 2021 as foreign recipient. Later re-conferred on 10 October 2021.
  5. Inducted as an honorary recipient on 10 October 2021 in his capacity as President of Melite. Later became a minister in Vishwamitra and his induction was made substantive on 29 September 2022.