At Shahpura Bagh, sustainability and philanthropy is our guiding legacy.
The original founder of the royal state of Shahpura and Fort Dhikola, our ancestor, Rajadhiraj Nahar Singh mortgaged the family wealth to create the first rainwater harvesting system in the region. Today, it is Shahpura’s lifeline and has created a strong spirit of community.
Our family at Shahpura Bagh works with the community across several platforms not limited only to rainwater harvesting but also, education, medicine, promoting tribal arts and the overall organised development of the area. When you visit Shahpura, not only do you have an amazing holiday but also the chance to restore our heritage, for our children, and yours.
This tradition of environmental and social consciousness, is our core ethos.
Rajadhiraj Nahar Singh (1870 - 1930) - He founded the first Modern Primary Hindi School in 1873 where education was imparted on modern lines as compared to the traditional gurukul system of learning. Founded the All Girls School in 1875 for empowerment and education of women.
Rajadhiraj Sudarshan Deo (1945 - 1991) - He founded the Dayanand Saraswati Girls School on 2nd July 1963 and donated a substantial portion of the palace for its running. Donated “Dhikhola Fort” a nine acre property in 1971 to the panchayat for founding a school. Founded the Shahpura Agricultural School on 28th March 1920.
Rajadhiraj Sudarshan Deo Charitable Trust - The Shahpura family contributes a portion of its turnover towards this charity and encourages clients to support and get involved in these works of philanthropy, thereby using tourism as a tool to foster social and economic development in this under-developed area.
The Shahpura family contributes a portion of its turnover towards this charity and encourages guests to support and get involved in these works of philanthropy, thereby using tourism as a tool to foster social and economic development in this under-developed area. All their water is heated by solar power.
Mission and Objectives
The Sudarshan Deo Charitable Trust in close coordination with the local municipality and Government Schools aims at supporting rural children at Dhikhola Village and Shahpura by:
- Providing monetary support to educate children living below the poverty line.
- Educational scholarships to gifted children.
- Providing clothes, books and other educational material to encourage a child’s learning.
- Donations of computers and other educational aids to the schools to improve their facilities and quality of education imparted.