Orders, decorations, and medals of Vishwamitra

From MicroWiki, the micronational encyclopædia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt
Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt
Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt
Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt
Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt
Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt
Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt Template:Ribbon devices/alt

The orders, decorations, and medals of Vishwamitra comprise a complex system by which Vishwamitrans and qualified foreigners are honoured by the country's sovereign for actions or deeds that benefit their community or the country at large. Highly influenced and based upon the British and the Thai honour systems, the orders, decorations, and medals of Vishwamitra were reformed and restructured following the nation's transition to a monarchy in 2020. The initial structure was introduced in 2015, based upon the Indian honours system which continued to be effectively used until the dissolution of the republic. Kamrupa was the first state to institute its own honours on 18 June 2020, which was soon done by the 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 and 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, and good conduct and are often issued to commemorate special events.

The monarch is regarded as the fount of all honours – as he is the only person who may create new national honours – acts as the Sovereign of all of Vishwamitra's orders; he will conduct inductions or present medals.

Brief history

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 Auspcious 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.

Modern honours

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-managed and well-designated system. The current system designates the monarch or the Rashtradhyaksh to be the Sovereign Grand Master 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 Chancellor. Exceptional to the Most Noble Order of the First Ladies which has a Grand Mistress instead of a Grand Chancellor. 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. 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, privy councillors and the dean of the diplomatic corps.

Current orders of chivalry

The current system is made up of six orders of chivalry and three orders of merit. 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.

Ribbon Name (English/Hindi) Ranks / Post-nom Instituted Awarded to/for
Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra - Ribbon (SVG).svg The Most Exalted
Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra
विश्वामित्र राज परिवार मानपदवी
Knight (KV) 3 July 2020 Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish. Formerly limited to the Vishwamitran rulers of the royal states who became Rashtradhyaksh. Current restricted to the rulers of the royal states and members of the royal families and foreign monarchs. Limited to 15 recipients.
Lady (LV)
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Grand Collar).svg The Most Honourable
Order of the Lotus
पद्म मानपदवी
Grand Collar (GColL) 3 July 2020 Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish as a reward to the Vishwamitran rulers, members of the royal families, and foreign heads of state. Limited to 10 recipients.
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.
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.
Order of the Sanghamitra - ribbon.svg The Most Auspicious
Order of the Sanghamitra
संघमित्र मानपदवी
Knight (KOS) 18 October 2020 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 (Knight Grand Cordon) - ribbon.svg The Most Illustrious
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra
विश्वामित्र राज मुकुट मानपदवी
Grand Cordon (GCC) 27 August 2020 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 (Knight 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.
Order of the Vishwamitra - Knight Grand Cordon (ribbon).svg The Most Excellent
Order of the Vishwamitra
विश्वामित्र मानपदवी
Grand Cordon (GCV) 3 July 2020 Founded by Tanishkaa Patranabish. Limited to the Vishwamitran rulers and former Prime Ministers for meritorious services to the country.
Order of the Vishwamitra - Ribbon.svg Grand Cross (GCrV) 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. Conferred in honorary capacity on foreign heads of state and government.
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Knight Commander).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 Mahabali Karthika Padaka - 0 - Grand Commander (ribbon).svg The Most Gallant
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka
महाबली कार्तिका पदक मानपदवी
Grand Commander (GCKP) 23 January 2021 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.
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander First Class.svg Commander First Class (C1KP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward for meritorious military service.
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander Second Class.svg Commander Second Class (C2KP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward for meritorious military service.
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander.svg Commander (CKP) Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward for meritorious military service.
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - 4 - Member (Ribbon).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 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 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 Founded by Dhrubajyoti Roy as a reward to recognize merit in fields of culture, art, technology, vexillology, heraldry and bravery.

Decorations

Complete name Post-nominals letters Ribbon Established Founder Awarded/to/for/by
Royal Vishwamitran Chain
शाही विश्वामित्र चेन
RVC Ribbon bar of the Royal Vishwamitran Chain.svg 13 March 2021 Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy Personal decoration of the monarch. For highest deeds of contributions to the nation, government and people. Limited to only 10 living recipients.
National Service Medal
राष्ट्रीय सेवा पदक
NSM National Service Medal (Vishwamitra) - ribbon.svg 8 April 2021 Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy Granted once a year, on the eve of National Day. For outstanding contributions, services, friendship with Vishwamitra.

Commemorative medals

Complete name Ribbon Established Founder Awarded/to/for/by
Commemorative Medal of the 20th Birthday of the First Prime Minister
प्रथम प्रधानमंत्री के 20वें जन्मदिन का स्मारक पदक
20th Birthday commemorative medal of Arnisha Phatowali-ribbon.svg 11 November 2020 Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy Conferred once. For commemoration of the occasion of the 20th birthday of the founder-prime minister Princess Arnisha.
Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy
विश्वामित्र राजशाही की पहली वर्षगांठ का स्मारक पदक
Ribbon bar of the Commemorative Medal of the First Anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy.svg 6 June 2020 Rashtradhyaksh Dhrubajyoti Roy Conferred once. For commemoration of the first anniversary of the Vishwamitran Monarchy on 8 June and conferred upon civilians and foreign dignitaries for outstanding contributions.

Order of Precendence

Ribbon Honour Post-nominal letters
Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra - Ribbon (SVG).svg Royal Knight/Lady with Collar of the Most Exalted Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra KV/LV
Royal Knight/Lady of the Most Exalted Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra
Stranger Knight/Lady of the Most Exalted Royal Family Order of Vishwamitra
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Grand Collar).svg Grand Collar of the Most Honourable Order of the Lotus GColL
Order of the Sanghamitra - ribbon.svg Knight/Dame of the Most Auspicious Order of the Sanghamitra KOS/DOS
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Grand Cross).svg Grand Cross of the Most Honourable Order of the Lotus GCL
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Knight Grand Cordon) - ribbon.svg Grand Cordon of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra GCC
Order of the Vishwamitra - Knight Grand Cordon (ribbon).svg Grand Cordon of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra GCV
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - 0 - Grand Commander (ribbon).svg Grand Commander of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka GCKP
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit - Ribbon (Special Class).svg Member Special Class of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit MDS
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Knight Grand Cross) - ribbon.svg Grand Cross of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra GRC
Order of the Vishwamitra - Ribbon.svg Grand Cross of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra GCrV
Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (Grand Cross).svg Dame Grand Cross of the Most Noble Order of the Precious Crown GCP
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander First Class.svg Commander First Class of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka C1KP
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit - Ribbon (First Class).svg Member First Class of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit M1DS
Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (First Class).svg Dame First Class of the Most Noble Order of the Precious Crown DFP
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Grand Commander) - ribbon.svg Grand Commander of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra GOC
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Knight Commander).svg Companion of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra ComV
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander Second Class.svg Commander Second Class of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka C2KP
Order of Diplomatic Service Merit - Ribbon (Second Class).svg Member Second Class of the Order of Diplomatic Service Merit M2DS
Order of the Precious Crown - ribbon (Second Class).svg Dame Second Class of the Most Noble Order of the Precious Crown DSP
Order for Merit and Public Service (Vishwamitra) - ribbon.svg Companion of the Most Distinguished Order for Merit and Public Service CMP
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Lotus (Commander).svg Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Lotus ComL
Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra (Commander) - ribbon.svg Commander of the Most Illustrious Royal Order of the Crown of Vishwamitra COC
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Commander).svg Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra CV
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - Commander.svg Commander of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka CKP
Ribbon bar of the Order of the Vishwamitra (Member).svg Member of the Most Excellent Order of the Vishwamitra MV
Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka - 4 - Member (Ribbon).svg Member of the Most Gallant Order of Mahabali Karthika Padaka MKP

Former awards

Former orders

Federal

Name
Ranks
Abbrv.
Ribbon
Established
Dissolved
Description
The Most Noble and
Most Auspicious

Order of the Commonwealth
Knight/Dame KC Order of the Commonwealth (Friends Society) - Ribbon.svg 3 August 2019 3 July 2020 Highest decoration in Commonwealth of Friends Society, conferred upon both citizens and foreign nationals.
Officer OC
The Order of Service Merit Member OSM Order of Service Merit (Friends Society) - Ribbon.svg 30 December 2019 3 July 2020 Conferred for services benefitting the nation and its people; replaced the former National Service Medal.
The Friends Society Ratna Recipient FSR Friends Society Ratna - Ribbon.svg 15 April 2015 3 July 2020 Highest decoration in Friends Society, conferred exclusively upon citizens and office-holders of the erstwhile Friends Society.
The Padma Ratna Recipient PR Padma Ratna - Ribbon.svg
The Bhushan Ratna BR Bhushan Ratna - Ribbon.svg
The Shri Ratna SR Shri Ratna - Ribbon.svg

Provincial and territorial

Name
Ranks
Abbrv.
Ribbon
Established
Dissolved
Description
Province of Purvanchal
The Most Exalted
Order of the Crown of Dhrubajyoti
Grand Collar GColCD Order of the Crown of Dhrubajyoti - Ribbon.svg 18 June 2020 7 September 2020 Founded by the Rajpramukh of Purvanchal upon the suggestion of his Kamrupan counterpart in order to confer upon individuals for their outstanding services to Purvanchal. Conferred only upon two individuals; replaced by the Royal Family Order of Purvanchal on 7 September 2020.
Grand Cross GCCD
Special Administrative Region of Chandril
The Order of Chandril
Knight/Lady
KOC
Order of Chandril-Ribbon (1).svg
30 November 2020
6 February 2021
Founded by the Sovereign on the advice of the Administrator; conferred for extraordinary services to the people and the region. Dissolved following the expulsion of Chandril from the federation.

Former commemorative medals

Name
Ribbon
First conferred
Last conferred
Description
National Service Medal
National Service Medal - Ribbon.svg
2016
2018
Conferred for services benefitting the nation and its people.
Hero of the Nation Medal Hero of the Nation (Friends Society) - ribbon.svg 30 April 2020 Conferred only upon three individuals who have served as the National Leaders of the nation, viz. Arnisha Phatowali, Dhrubajyoti Roy and Tanishkaa Patranabish respectively for their extraordinary and conspicuous services to the nation, and also for the national building process.
Medal "For Services to National Leader II" Medal for services to National Leader II - Ribbon.svg 30 April 2020 Constituted by the outgoing administration of President Dhrubajyoti Roy to confer upon individuals for services to the National Leader during his tenure in office between 2010 and 2020.
Investiture Medal of National Leader III Investiture Medal of National Leader III - Ribbon.svg 3 May 2020 Constituted by the outgoing administration of President Dhrubajyoti Roy to confer upon individuals for services to the nation on the occasion of the accession of Tanishkaa Patranabish as the President and Third National Leader of the nation.

See also