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Orders, decorations, and medals of Vishwamitra

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The orders, decorations, and medals of Vishwamitra comprise a complex system in which Vishwamitrans and qualified foreigners are honoured for deeds that benefit the country or the community at large. This system takes considerable inspiration from the honor systems of the Malaysia, Japan, Thailand, and the United Kingdom, and came into its modern form following Vishwamitra's transition into a monarchy in 2020. The initial structure was introduced in 2015, and was at that time based upon the Indian honours system; this precursor saw continuous use until the dissolution of the republic. Kamrupa was the first state to institute its own honours (on 18 June 2020), an act soon followed by Vishwamitra's other provinces and territories.

The current system consists of three types of awards: honours, decorations and medals.

  • Honours are used to recognise merit, in terms of achievement or service.
  • Decorations tend to be used to recognise specific deeds.
  • Medals are used to recognise service on a particular operation or in a specific theatre, long or valuable service, or good conduct. These are often issued in commemoration of some special event.

The monarch is regarded as the fount of all honours. Accordingly, the monarch is the only person who may create new national honours, serve as the Sovereign of all of Vishwamitra's orders, and be responsible for all inductions and grants.

The honours system consists of two levels  – Federal Honours and State Honours.

History

President Dhrubajyoti Roy conferring the highest honour, Friends Society Ratna on Arnab Sil in March 2019.

The history of the orders, decorations, and medals of Vishwamitra dates back to the formal establishment of the honour system in April 2015 under the initiative of then education minister and former president Dhrubajyoti Roy, taking inspiration from the Indian honours system and forming the honour system in Friends Society. The Friends Society Ratna along with the other three decorations of the Ratna series were established and the first investiture were carried out on 15 April 2015, the nation's national day by then President Sarala Baishya. Ever since then, once every year the annual honours were announced and conferred on individuals for their merit and service. Several other medals were also issued to recognize the services and commemorate events. However, with the establishment of the Most Noble and Auspicious Order of the Commonwealth, the honours underwent a drastic change and the initial system lost much of its grace. The entire system established during Vishwamitra's republican era became defunct following the nation's transition to a monarchy on 8 June 2020 and no other appointments have been made to those awards since then.

On 24 October 2022, after deliberate consultations with the privy council, the Rashtradhyaksh through his royal decree disestablished the existing federal chivalric orders and created new set of honours. The move was initiated as a result of the decision to streamline the honours system with only having a few orders.

Modern honours

Dhrubajyoti Roy and Tanishkaa Patranabish, the two founders of the present-day honours system.

The present-day Vishwamitran honour system was established on 3 July 2020 by then Rashtradhyaksh Tanishkaa Patranabish through her royal decree 10-2021, and have been designed by Dhrubajyoti Roy. The honour system have been changed and reformed a number of times since then in order to present a well-maintained and well-designated system. The current system designates the monarch or the Rashtradhyaksh to be the Sovereign of all orders, decorations and medals of the nation as the fount of honour, while the deputy monarch or the Deputy Rashtradhyaksh to be the Grand Mistress. Provincial rulers and other nominated individuals occupy the position of Chancellor in the several orders. Several decorations and medals have been issued by the royal household and the government commemorating various events in the nation and also in order to recognize the outstanding and remarkable individual service to the nation and the welfare of the nation.

Orders of honours

Honours are split into classes ('orders') and are graded to distinguish different degrees of achievement or service, according to various criteria. All appointments are made and approved by the monarch himself, however senior government officials and individuals may chose to nominate persons for the honours.

Honours list

Several honours list are issued by the monarch throughout the year to recognize individuals for their services to the nation. Four chief and important lists are issued which includes the New Years honours, the Sovereign's Birthday honours, the National Day honours and the Monarchy Day honours. The New Years honours have however been discontinued since 2022.

In addition, certain small lists are issued to appoint individuals to various national honours time to time. Nominations can be made by the members of the Conference of Rulers, the Prime Minister, members of the government, military, councillors and the dean of the diplomatic corps.

Current honours system

The current honours system was constituted on 24 October 2022 by His Illustrious and Royal Majesty Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy through his royal decree. By the same decree, he also abolished the existing system which was first created by Rashtradhyaksh Tanishkaa Patranabish in 2020. The statutes of each order specify matters such as the size of the order, the use of post-nominal letters and insignia design and display.

Orders of chivalry

The current honours system comprises of four orders of chivalric, all of which were established on 24 October 2022. The Supreme Order of the Hibiscus is the senior-most and most restricted honours of all.

Ribbon Name (English/Hindi) Ranks / Post-nom Instituted Awarded to/for
Ribbon bar of the Supreme Order of the Hibiscus - Collar.svg The Most Esteemed
Supreme Order of the Hibiscus
परम प्रतिष्ठित दर्ज़ह उत्तम जावाकुसुम
Param Pratishthit Darjah Utama Javakusuma
Collar (S.U.K.)
Darjah Sri Utama Javakusuma
24 October 2022 Reserved for the rulers of the states, reigning monarchs of sovereign states and serving foreign heads of state. Limited to 20 recipients at a time, excluding the rulers of the states.
Ribbon bar of the Supreme Order of the Hibiscus - Grand Cordon.svg Grand Cordon (D.U.K.)
Darjah Utama Javakusuma
Conferred on members of the royal families of the states, foreign heads of recognized states, members of recognized foreign royal families and in exceptional cases, upon citizens of Vishwamitra as a token of respect for their contributions towards Vishwamitra. Limited to 100 recipients at a time.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Foxtail Orchid.svg The Most Eminent
Order of the Foxtail Orchid
परम प्रसिद्ध दर्ज़ह कपौ ओरखिड
Param Prasiddha Darjah Kapou Orkhid
Grand Cordon (D.K.O.)
Darjah Kapou Orkhid
24 October 2022 Conferred upon eminent statesmen both serving and former, and to foreign heads of state and government whose services to the nation are highly recognized and worthy but not as compared to those inducted to the Supreme Order of the Hibiscus.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra - Grand Cordon.svg The Most Exalted
Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra
परम गौरवान्वित दर्ज़ह मुकुट विश्वामित्र
Param Gauravanita Darjah Mukut Vishwamitra
Grand Cordon (S.U.M.V.)
Darjah Sri Utama Mukut Vishwamitra
24 October 2022 Conferred upon people for their contributions and personal dedication to the crown of Vishwamitra in various fields of human endeavour and for continuous and dedicated services to the Rashtradhyaksh and the monarchs from time to time. The order is also conferred as a personal decoration or token of appreciation of the monarch and may also be conferred on spouses of foreign reigning monarchs and heads of state, members of the foreign royal families, etc. who do not qualify for the membership of the Supreme Order of the Hibiscus.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra - Grand Officer.svg Grand Officer (S.P.M.V.)
Darjah Sri Prathama Mukut Vishwamitra
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra - Commander.svg Commander (D.U.M.V.)
Darjah Utama Mukut Vishwamitra
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra - Officer.svg Officer (D.P.M.V.)
Darjah Prathama Mukut Vishwamitra
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra - Member.svg Member (D.S.M.V.)
Darjah Sadasya Mukut Vishwamitra
Ribbon bar of the Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit - Grand Cordon.svg The Most Excellent
Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit
परम उत्कृष्ट राज विश्वामित्र दर्ज़ह भक्ति
Param Utkrishtha Raja Vishwamitra Darjah Bhakti
Grand Cordon (S.U.V.B.)
Darjah Sri Utama Vishwamitra Bhakti
24 October 2022 Awarded upon people who have rendered distinguished service to the state in various fields, including contributions to stability and development of the international community, promotion of culture or sports, education, science and technology, improvement and promotion of social welfare and equality, environment conservation and services that benefit the people in general.
Ribbon bar of the Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit - Commander 1st Class.svg Commander 1st Class (S.P.V.B.)
Darjah Sri Prathama Vishwamitra Bhakti
Ribbon bar of the Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit - Commander.svg Commander (D.U.V.B.)
Darjah Utama Vishwamitra Bhakti
Ribbon bar of the Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit - Member 1st Class.svg Member 1st Class (D.P.V.B.)
Darjah Prathama Vishwamitra Bhakti
Ribbon bar of the Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit - Member.svg Member (D.S.V.B.)
Darjah Sadasya Vishwamitra Bhakti

Decorations

The current honours system comprises of the Royal Vishwamitran Chain as the highest state decoration, followed by several service medals and the Tanishkaa Patranabish Medal for Excellence. The Tanishkaa Patranabish Medal for Excellence is only conferred on females who have rendered exceptional and most dedicated services to the community and is conferred once a year.

Ribbon Name (English/Hindi) Ranks / Post-nom Instituted Awarded to/for
Ribbon bar of the Royal Vishwamitran Chain.svg The Royal Vishwamitran Chain
शाही विश्वामित्रन चेन
Recipient 13 March 2021[1] Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy and conferred as a personal decoration of the monarch for highest deeds of contributions to the nation, government and people. Limited to only 10 living recipients.
Ribbon bar of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal (Vishwamitra) - 3 rosettes.svg The Distinguished and Long Service Medal
विशिष्ट-सह-दीर्घ सेवा पदक
Vishisth-saha-Dirgh Seva Padak
Recipient 1st Class (S.U.D.S.)
Sri Utama
6 April 2022[2] Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred on individuals for continued display of highest contributions and dedications and loyalty towards Vishwamitra and its people for more than 12 years.
Ribbon bar of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal (Vishwamitra) - 2 rosettes.svg Recipient 2nd Class (S.P.D.S.)
Sri Prathama
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred on individuals for continued display of highest contributions and dedications and loyalty towards Vishwamitra and its people for more than 6 years.
Ribbon bar of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal (Vishwamitra) - 1 rosette.svg Recipient 3rd Class (V.U.D.S.)
Utama
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred on individuals for continued display of highest contributions and dedications and loyalty towards Vishwamitra and its people for more than 3 years.
Ribbon bar of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal (Vishwamitra).svg Recipient 4th Class (P.V.D.S.)
Prathama
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred on individuals for continued display of highest contributions and dedications and loyalty towards Vishwamitra and its people for more than one year.
Ribbon bar of the Tanishkaa Patranabish Medal for Excellence.svg The Tanishkaa Patranabish Medal for Excellence
तनिष्का पत्रनाबिश उत्कृष्टता पदक
Tanishkaa Patranabish Utkrishthata Padak
Recipient (T.P.U.P.) 7 March 2022[3] Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy and conferred jointly by the Rashtradhyaksh and Tanishkaa Patranabish, Rajpramukh of Beltola. Reserved only for females to honour their highest and most recognizable services of merit and dedication towards Vishwamitra, the people and towards the society. Conferred only once a year (on 8 March) and limited to twelve inductions per year.
National Service Medal (Vishwamitra) - ribbon.svg The National Service Medal
राष्ट्रीय सेवा पदक
Rashtriya Seva Padak
Recipient (R.S.P.) 8 April 2021[4] Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred once a year (on 15 April) to recognize outstanding contributions, services, and friendship with Vishwamitra.
Ribbon bar of the Royal Service Medal (Vishwamitra).svg The Royal Service Medal
राज सेवा पदक
Raja Seva Padak
Recipient (P.R.S.) 6 April 2022[2] Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred on individuals for continuous and unfailing loyalty and contributions towards the Rashtradhyaksh. Open to members of the royal families, royal household and senior officers of the state and members of foreign royalty.
Ribbon bar of the Civil Service Medal (Vishwamitra).svg The Civil Service Medal
सिविल सेवा पदक
Civil Seva Padak
Recipient (C.S.P.) 6 April 2022[2] Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred upon members of the civilian service including politicians and members of the armed forces for their continued dedication towards the state and the people who have served for more than six months in their respective positions.

Former honour systems

Honours of Friends Society

During the republican era in the history of Vishwamitra, then known as Friends Society, there existed a two-fold honours system which comprised of chivalric orders, with the first being created in 2019, and state decorations which were constituted in 2015 which also establishes the system of conferring awards to recognize contributions of the individuals for the state and the people.

The honours of Friends Society ceased to exist or became obsolete consequent to the transition of the nation to a monarchy in June 2020. They no more hold any validity and there has not been any inductions to those awards since the transition. Although, the recipients have not been revoked of their honours and are still mentioned in the records despite them giving up the public use of the honours.

Orders

The first chivalric order was established in September 2019, the same day when the Commonwealth was proclaimed by president Dhrubajyoti Roy. The Order of the Commonwealth is the first ever recognized chivalric order in the national history with only being conferred once since its constitution. The order has not been conferred since the first honourees were inducted.

Ribbon Name (English/Hindi) Ranks / Post-nom Instituted Awarded to/for
Order of the Commonwealth (Friends Society) - Ribbon.svg The Most Noble and Most Auspicious
Order of the Commonwealth
राष्ट्रमंडल मानपदवी
Knight/Dame (KC) 3 August 2019
Not in use since 8 June 2022.
Founded by President Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred on higher state officials including the President, Vice-President and Prime Ministers and in honorary capacity on foreign heads of state.
Officer (OC) Founded by President Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred on ministers, etc.
Order of Service Merit (Friends Society) - Ribbon.svg The Order of Service Merit
सेवा योग्यता मानपदवी
Member (OSM) 30 December 2019
Not in use since 8 June 2022.
Founded by President Dhrubajyoti Roy to recognize the services benefitting the nation and its people. Replaced the former National Service Medal.

Decorations and medals

The Order of the Jewels were a series of honours constituted in the same fashion of the Indian honours system which constitutes the Bharat Ratna, Padma Vibhushan, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Shri. The honours were created in April 2015 and the first induction took place on the National Day 2015.

The Friends Society Ratna was the highest conferrable award followed by the Padma Ratna, the Bhushan Ratna and the Shri Ratna. The honours existed from 2015 till 2019 when the last inductions were made. The honours became dormant thereupon. Following the nation's transition to a monarchy in 2020, the honours have no longer been conferred. Although, the recipients continued to possess the honours and are still considered to be parts of the system.

Ribbon Name (English/Hindi) Ranks / Post-nom Instituted Awarded to/for
Friends Society Ratna - Ribbon.svg The Friends Society Ratna
फ्रेंड्स सोसाइटी रत्न
Recipient (FSR) 15 April 2015
Not awarded since February 2019.
Founded by President Sarala Baishya in consultation with Dhrubajyoti Roy as the highest state honour of Vishwamitra in the republican period. Conferred in recognition of exceptional service/performance of the highest order, without distinction of race, occupation, position, or sex. Limited to three inductions per year. Formerly known as the Bharat Ratna.
Padma Ratna - Ribbon.svg The Padma Ratna
पद्म रत्न
Recipient (PR) 15 April 2015
Not awarded since February 2019.
Founded by President Sarala Baishya in consultation with Dhrubajyoti Roy as the second highest state honour. Conferred for exceptional and distinguished service in any field including service rendered by Government servants. Formerly known as the Padma Vibhushan.
Bhushan Ratna - Ribbon.svg The Bhushan Ratna
भूषण रत्न
Recipient (BR) 15 April 2015
Not awarded since February 2019.
Founded by President Sarala Baishya in consultation with Dhrubajyoti Roy as the third highest state honour. Conferred for distinguished service rendered by Government servants. Formerly known as the Padma Bhushan.
Padma Ratna - Ribbon.svg The Padma Ratna
पद्म रत्न
Recipient (SR) 15 April 2015
Not awarded since February 2019.
Founded by President Sarala Baishya in consultation with Dhrubajyoti Roy as the fourth highest state honour. Conferred for distinguished service. Formerly known as the Padma Shri.
Hero of the Nation (Friends Society) - ribbon.svg The Hero of the Nation Medal
राष्ट्र नायक पदक
Recipient (NHM) 30 April 2020
Not awarded since June 2020.
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Conferred only on the three national leaders for their extraordinary and conspicuous services to the nation, and also for the national building process.
National Service Medal - Ribbon.svg The National Service Medal
राष्ट्रीय सेवा पदक
Recipient (NSM) 26 January 2016
Not awarded since January 2016.
Founded by President Sarala Baishya and conferred for services benefitting the nation and its people. Dormant since first inductions on 26 January 2016.

Former honours of Vishwamitra

The first honours system was created on 3 July 2020, a month after the nation's transition to a monarchy. Then Rashtradhyaksh Tanishkaa Patranabish issued her royal decree to create three honours - the Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra, the Order of the Lotus and the Order of the Vishwamitra. Later, her successor Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy introduced several other orders to the system which included the Order of the Precious Crown, the Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra, the Order of the Sanghamitra being the prominent ones.

On 24 October 2022, Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy after consulting the rulers of the states, the privy councilors and the members of the cabinet with intentions to streamline the honours system. Having received constructive advices from this advisors, the Rashtradhyaksh issued his royal decree to abolish the federal orders of chivalry and constitute a new set of honours. Following the abolition of the honours, the recipients ceased to hold them and were soon inducted to the new honours.

The honours which existed until the reforms of 24 October 2022 are listed under:

Ribbon Name (English/Hindi) Ranks / Post-nom Instituted –
Abolished
Awarded to/for
Ribbon bar of the Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra.svg The Most Exalted
Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra
विश्वामित्र राज परिवार मानपदवी
Knight (KV) 3 July 2020 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish. Formerly limited to the Vishwamitran rulers of the royal states who became Rashtradhyaksh. Currently restricted to the rulers of the royal states and members of the royal families and ruling foreign monarchs. Limited to five inductions per year.[5][6]
Lady (LV)
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Grand Collar).svg The Most Honourable
Order of the Lotus
पद्म मानपदवी
Grand Cross with Collar (GColL) 3 July 2020 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish as a reward to the Vishwamitran rulers, members of the royal families, and foreign heads of state. Limited to ten inductions per year.[5]
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Grand Cross).svg Grand Cross (GCL) Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish as a reward to members of the royal families, the Prime Minister of Vishwamitra, and foreign heads of state and government.[5]
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Commander).svg Commander (ComL) Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish as a reward to foreigners, diplomats, and civilians for meritorious services to the country.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Officer).svg Officer (OL) Grades created by Dhrubajyoti Roy on 22 May 2022. Conferred on civilians and military officials.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Member).svg Member (ML)
Order of the Sanghamitra - ribbon.svg The Most Auspicious
Order of the Sanghamitra
संघमित्र मानपदवी
Knight (KOS) 18 October 2020 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to senior Vishwamitran rulers of the royal states and serving foreign heads of state for outstanding and remarkable acts and services of friendship.
Dame (DOS)
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Grand Cordon) - ribbon.svg The Most Illustrious
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra[7]
विश्वामित्र राज मुकुट मानपदवी
Grand Cordon (GCC) 27 August 2020 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to royal family members, foreign heads of state and senior members of foreign royal families for meritorious services to the country.
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Grand Cross) - ribbon.svg Grand Cross (GRC) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to royal family members, members of the government, privy council members, foreign heads of state and government and members of foreign royal families for meritorious services to the country.
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Grand Commander) - ribbon.svg Grand Commander (GOC) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to senior military and diplomatic officials, low-ranking members of the government and lower members of the foreign royal families for meritorious services to the country.
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Commander) - ribbon.svg Commander (COC) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to military personnel and civilians for meritorious services to the country.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Grand Cordon).svg The Most Excellent
Order of the Vishwamitra
विश्वामित्र मानपदवी
Grand Cordon (GCV) 3 July 2020 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish. Limited to the Vishwamitran rulers and former Prime Ministers for meritorious services to the country.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Grand Cross).svg Grand Cross (GCrV)[8] Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish as a reward to members of the government, senior diplomats, privy councillors, chiefs of the armed forces for meritorious services to the country. Also conferred on foreign heads of state, heads of government, royalties, etc.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Companion).svg Companion (ComV) Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish as a reward for meritorious service to the country.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Commander).svg Commander (CV) Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish as a reward for meritorious service to the country.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Member).svg Member (MV) Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish as a reward for meritorious service to the country.
Order of Loyalty to the Royal Family of Vishwamitra- Grand Companion.svg The Most Distinguished
Order of Loyalty to the Royal Family of Vishwamitra[9]
विश्वामित्र राजपरिवार भक्ति मानपदवी
Grand Companion (GLRF) 14 July –
24 October 2022
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to recognize valuable services of loyalty to the Royal Family. Conferred on individuals for continued services of loyalty for more than a year.
Order of Loyalty to the Royal Family of Vishwamitra- Companion.svg Companion (CLRF) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to recognize valuable services of loyalty to the Royal Family. Conferred on individuals for continued services of loyalty for more than six months.
Order of Loyalty to the Royal Family of Vishwamitra- Commander.svg Commander (CRF) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to recognize valuable services of loyalty to the Royal Family. Conferred on individuals at the discretion of the monarch.
Order of Loyalty to the Royal Family of Vishwamitra- Member.svg Member (MRF)
Ribbon bar of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Grand Commander.svg The Most Gallant
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka[10]
महाबली कार्तिका पदक मानपदवी
Grand Commander (GCKP) 23 January 2021 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward for meritorious military service. Limited to the Vishwamitran rulers, foreign heads of state and government, and serving chiefs of the armed forces.
Ribbon of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander First Class.svg Commander First Class (C1KP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward for meritorious military service.
Ribbon bar of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander Second Class.svg Commander Second Class (C2KP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward for meritorious military service.
Ribbon bar of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander.svg Commander (CKP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward for meritorious military service.
Ribbon bar of the Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Member.svg Member (MKP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward for meritorious military service.
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit - Ribbon (Special Class).svg The Order of Diplomatic Service Merit
राजनयिक सेवा सर्वोत्कृष्टता मानपदवी
Member Special Class (MDS) 12 December 2020 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to foreign heads of state and government for outstanding meritorious services in the interest of enhancing national prestige and promoting amity with allies.
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit - Ribbon (First Class).svg Member First Class (M1DS) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to foreigners for outstanding meritorious services in the interest of enhancing national prestige and promoting amity with allies.
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit - Ribbon (Second Class).svg Member Second Class (M2DS) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to foreigners, diplomats for outstanding meritorious services in the interest of enhancing national prestige and promoting amity with allies.
Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (Grand Cross).svg The Most Noble
Order of the Precious Crown
बहुमूल्य शीर्ष मानपदवी
Dame Grand Cross (GCP) 12 August 2020 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Limited to female reigning monarchs, heads of state, consorts of reigning monarchs.
Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (First Class).svg Dame First Class (DFP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Limited to female heirs, and mothers, female members of royal families, female heads of government, etc.
Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (First Class).svg Dame Second Class (DSP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy. Limited to female members of the royal families, female members of the government, diplomats, etc.
Order for Merit and Public Service (Vishwamitra) - ribbon.svg The Most Distinguished
Order for Merit and Public Service
सर्वोत्कृष्टता एवं सार्वजनिक सेवा मानपदवी
Companion (CMP) 6 January 2021 –
24 October 2022
Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to recognize merit in fields of culture, art, technology, vexillology, heraldry and bravery.

Commemorative medals

Commemorative medals have been constituted from time to time by the governments of Vishwamitra to commemorate notable achievements in the national history or milestone events. The first commemorative medal was issued in April 2020 to mark the end of the long rule of 2nd National Leader Dhrubajyoti Roy, while the most recent commemorative medal has been issued in April 2022 to mark the nation's crystal jubilee celebrations.

Ribbon Name (English/Hindi) Instituted Awarded to/for
Medal for services to National Leader II - Ribbon.svg The Medal "For Services to National Leader II"
"द्वितीय राष्ट्रीय नेता के प्रति सेवाओं के लिए" पदक
30 April 2020 Founded by the government to recognize individuals for their valuable services to the Second National Leader Dhrubajyoti Roy during his tenure in office between 2010 and 2020.
Investiture Medal of National Leader III - Ribbon.svg The Investiture Medal of National Leader III
तृतीय राष्ट्रीय नेता का अलंकरण पदक
3 May 2020 Founded by the government to commemorate the investiture of Tanishkaa Patranabish as the President and Third National Leader.
20th Birthday commemorative medal of Arnisha Phatowali-ribbon.svg The Commemorative Medal of the 20th Birthday of the First Prime Minister
प्रथम प्रधानमंत्री के 20वें जन्मदिन का स्मारक पदक
11 November 2020 Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy to commemorate the occasion of the 20th birth anniversary of Founder Prime Minister Princess Arnisha on 12 November 2020.
Ribbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy.svg The Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy
विश्वामित्र राजतंत्र की पहली वर्षगांठ का स्मारक पदक
6 June 2021[11] Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy to commemorate the occasion of the first anniversary of the establishment of the monarchy in Vishwamitra in 2020.
Ribbon bar of the Crystal Jubilee Commemorative Medal.svg The Commemorative Medal of the Crystal Jubilee of the Foundation of Vishwamitra
विश्वामित्र की स्थापना की क्रिस्टल जयंती का स्मारक पदक
6 April 2022[2] Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy to commemorate the occasion of the Crystal Jubilee of the foundation of Vishwamitra.
Ribbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the 21st Birthday of Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy.svg The Commemorative Medal of the 21st Birthday of Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy
राष्ट्राध्यक्ष ध्रुबज्योति रॉय की 21वीं जयंती पर स्मारक पदक
11 January 2023 Issued by the Government of Vishwamitra to commemorate the 21st Birthday anniversary of Dhrubajyoti Roy, Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra.

Order of precedence

The order of precedence is followed during the wear of the honours or while listing the honours in the seniority order. All grades of the chivalric orders take a precedence over the decorations, and henceforth followed by the state medals and commemorative medals. Honours of the states (federal units) and the territories rank between the federal orders and are determined by the Central Chancery of the Chivalric Orders and the Rashtradhyaksh from time to time and under various situations through various notifications and orders.

The following list is that of the federal orders, decorations and other medals.

     Light green denotes orders, decorations, and medals that are not open for nomination application.

Precedence and post-nominals
Order Grade and name Native name Post-nom
1 Collar of the Most Esteemed Supreme Order of the Hibiscus Darjah Sri Utama Javakusuma S.U.K.
2 Grand Cordon of the Most Esteemed Supreme Order of the Hibiscus Darjah Utama Javakusuma D.U.K.
3 Grand Cordon of the Most Eminent Order of the Foxtail Orchid Darjah Kapou Orkhid D.K.O.
4 Grand Cordon of the Most Exalted Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra Darjah Sri Utama Mukut Vishwamitra S.U.M.V.
5 Grand Cordon of the Most Excellent Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit Darjah Sri Utama Vishwamitra Bhakti S.U.V.B.
6 Royal Vishwamitran Chain - -
7 Grand Officer of the Most Exalted Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra Darjah Sri Prathama Mukut Vishwamitra S.P.M.V.
8 Commander 1st Class of the Most Excellent Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit Darjah Sri Prathama Vishwamitra Bhakti S.P.V.B.
9 Commander of the Most Exalted Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra Darjah Utama Mukut Vishwamitra D.U.M.V.
10 Commander of the Most Excellent Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit Darjah Utama Vishwamitra Bhakti D.U.V.B.
11 Officer of the Most Exalted Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra Darjah Prathama Mukut Vishwamitra D.P.M.V.
12 Member 1st Class of the Most Excellent Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit Darjah Prathama Vishwamitra Bhakti D.P.V.B.
13 Member of the Most Exalted Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra Darjah Sadasya Mukut Vishwamitra D.S.M.V.
14 Member of the Most Excellent Royal Vishwamitran Order of Merit Darjah Sadasya Vishwamitra Bhakti D.S.V.B.
15 1st Class of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal Sri Utama Vishisth-saha-Dirgh Seva Padak S.U.D.S.
16 2nd Class of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal Sri Prathama Vishisth-saha-Dirgh Seva Padak S.P.D.S.
17 3rd Class of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal Utama Vishisth-saha-Dirgh Seva Padak U.V.D.S.
18 4th Class of the Distinguished and Long Service Medal Prathama Vishisth-saha-Dirgh Seva Padak P.V.D.S.
19 National Service Medal Rashtriya Seva Padak R.S.P.
20 Royal Service Medal Raja Seva Padak P.R.S.
21 Civil Service Medal Civil Seva Padak C.S.P.

States and federal territories orders, decorations, and medals

All the states of Vishwamitra except for Uttaranchal have their own internal honours system, though they differ in some ways from their federal counterpart. Kamrupa was the first to create its own honours in June 2020. However, after the establishment of the Vishwamitran honours system in July 2020, other states moved to initiate their own systems after the federal government refused to do so on their behalf. Similarly, the overseas territories have their own honours system which is only restricted to one chivalric order per territory. All the states and territorial honours rank below the federal honours in the order of precedence.

Other honours and appointments

Peerage

The heraldic coronets of the nobility: duke, count, and baron.

The Vishwamitra nobility comprises of Vishwamitran individuals or families recognized as noble. The system of nobility in Vishwamitra is unique as compared to the other nobilities existing in the society. Individuals are conferred with noble ranks which consist of a three grade structure with dukes being the highest, followed by counts and then barons. The nobility in Vishwamitra was formally created on 27 December 2020 following recommendations made by a committee led by Isaiah David and David Augustus. Unlike most nobilities, the Vishwamitran nobility does not grant any territorial design or a post-nominal title to the nobles, but rather the nobles add the rank of the nobility as a prefix to their name.

Senior state officials and foreign sovereign monarchs are usually granted with the noble rank of a duke or a duchess, while the other titles are open for other individuals. Feudal lords or the administrators of the overseas territories are usually granted the rank of a baron and receive a noble rank soon after being appointed as an administrator. Non-citizens who receive the noble rank also receive honorary citizenship in the nation.

Honorary titles

National Hero of Vishwamitra

National heroes- Dhrubajyoti Roy, Tanishkaa Patranabish, Sarala Baishya, Anoushkaa Patranabish, Abhiraj Kar, and Asmi Patranabis pictured back in April 2017.

The National Hero of Vishwamitra[12] is the highest conferrable title in Vishwamitra which is conferred in recognition of the highest and most significant services to the nation and its foundation in several eras. The title was formally created on 22 December 2021 by Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy. All recipients of the title are entitled with the highest privileges as decided by the Government of Vishwamitra and has been conferred mostly on national founders, including the three founders of the nation and the contributors to the process of transition to monarchy. As of 2022, the title has only been bestowed on nine individuals.

Raj Ratna

The Raj Ratna[13] (Gem of the Nation) is the highest civilian honorific title of the State of Vishwamitra which was constituted on 19 July 2021 by Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy. It is conferred in order to recognize the highest and significant contributions made by individuals towards the nation. As of 2022, it has only been conferred on five individuals.

Raj Bhushan

The Raj Bhushan[13] (Ornament of the Nation) is the second highest civilian honorific title of the State of Vishwamitra which was constituted on 19 July 2021 by Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy. It is conferred in order to recognize the highest and significant contributions made by individuals towards the nation. It ranks below the Raj Ratna and has only been conferred on twelve individuals as of 2022.

Friend of the Nation

Notable recipients of the title of Paramdeshabandhu. (L to R), Emperor Jonathan I, King Albert, Prince Phillip Joseph Pillin, King Frederick Stanislaus Augustus and President Zar Antonov.

The Friend of the Nation is the highest honorific title in Vishwamitra which is conferred on a foreign individual for exceptional contributions to Vishwamitra as a whole— or to friendship with the monarch. The title was established on 26 April 2021[14] and is conferred in three grades of:

  • Paramdeshabandhu (Greatest Friend of the Nation)
  • Mahadeshabandhu (Great Friend of the Nation)
  • Deshabandhu (Friend of the Nation)

National Artist of Vishwamitra

The three National Artists of Vishwamitra, Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu, Abrams Wiucki-Dunswed, and Jayden Dagsa.

The National Artist of Vishwamitra is an honorific title in Vishwamitra which is conferred on an individual for exceptional contributions to the national symbols, art and culture of the nation. It was constituted under the National Titles Act of 2020 enacted on 13 September 2020, which allowed the state to bestow special titles on individuals on their depiction of the highest level of services and contributions to the nation and the crown. The title of National Artist is accompanied with special renumerations:

  • honorary or full citizenship of Vishwamitra (on the pleasure of the title-holder)
  • a peerage within the nation
  • membership to cultural institutions

The title of National Artist has only been conferred on three individuals as of 2022: Ștefan Marius Snagoveanu, Abrams Wiucki-Dunswed, and Jayden Dagsa.[15]

See also

References and notes

  1. Dhrubajyoti Roy (13 March 2021). "Royal Decree creating the Royal Vishwamitran Chain". Google Docs.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Dhrubajyoti Roy (6 April 2022). "Royal Decree 235-2022: CONSTITUTE State & Commemorative Medals". Google Drive.
  3. Dhrubajyoti Roy (7 March 2022). "Royal Decree:233/2022: CREATE the Tanishkaa Patranabish Medal for Excellence".
  4. Dhrubajyoti Roy (8 April 2021). "Royal Decree 164-2021: ESTABLISH the National Service Medal". Google Drive.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Dhrubajyoti Roy (5 December 2021). "Royal Decree 223-2021: AMEND Royal Decrees No. 62/2020 & 10/2020".
  6. Dhrubajyoti Roy (19 February 2022). "Royal Decree 232-2022: AMENDMENTS to the Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra". Google Drive.
  7. Dhrubajyoti Roy (24 February 2021). "Reorganization of the Most Illustrious Order of the Crown as the "Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra" and introduction of four grades".
  8. Dhrubajyoti Roy (20 November 2021). "Royal Decree 218-2021: AMEND Royal Decree No. 128/2021".
  9. Dhrubajyoti Roy (14 July 2022). "Royal Decree-241-2022: Constitution of the Most Distinguished Order of Loyalty to the Royal Family of Vishwamitra".
  10. Dhrubajyoti Roy (23 January 2021). "Royal Decree on the creation of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka".
  11. Dhrubajyoti Roy (6 June 2021). "Royal Decree 182-2021: ESTABLISH the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of Vishwamitran Monarchy". Google Drive.
  12. Dhrubajyoti Roy (22 December 2021). "Royal Decree 226/2021: GRANT of extraordinary highest titles". Google Docs.
  13. 13.0 13.1 Dhrubajyoti Roy (19 July 2021). "Royal Decree 193-2021: Establishment and Grant of highest honorific titles". Google Drive.
  14. Dhrubajyoti Roy (26 April 2021). "Royal Decree 171-2021: GRANT honorific titles on foreign heads of state, government and royalties". Google Drive.
  15. Roy, Dhrubajyoti (28 May 2021). "Grant of the title of National Artist of Vishwamitra upon Jayden Dagsa".