The Politico Princess



A caring daughter, committed mother of three, chief patron of the City Palace of Jaipur, philanthropist and an educationist with a vision, Princess Diya Kumari of Jaipur decided to push the bar further by plunging into politics with an idea to be the change she wanted.

She reached out to the common man standing for the state elections in Rajasthan wherein she not only won the seat of Sawai Madhopur but also the hearts of her people.  As MLA of Rajasthan government and the Brand Ambassador for the girl child in her state, Princess Diya Kumari loves her new role where she can not only understand the woes of the people but also play a role in their betterment.

She says that her family has always been close to the people of Jaipur. She has been actively working with NGOs and craft forums towards skill development. When BJP approached her to stand for elections, she instantly agreed as she identified with the party’s ideology and also saw it as a platform to approach the masses.

She is fulfilled working in her own capacity, both, through the Diya Kumari Foundation where she offers life skills to woman and the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Trust where she develops the craft and helps develop the skills of craftsmen.

As a politician, she feels that there is more “scope to support people and help them better their lives”. Her party truly believes that change begins from the grass roots. Be it healthcare, better schools in rural areas, skill development through vocational courses and women empowerment, Princess Diya Kumari is neck deep into helping people and improving the infrastructure of Sawai Madhopur.

As Rajasthan’s Brand Ambassador for the girl child, she links the woman’s self esteem to her power of self-sustenance. According to Princess Diya Kumari, “If she can support herself and her family, she will always be able to hold her head high. But to be employed, she has to complete her education and avoid becoming a victim of early marriage and childbirth leading to ill health.”

She says that her family has been extremely supportive. While her children are completing their education, her husband and mother have been her pillars of strength. She feels blessed and so do the people of Sawai Madhopur.