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Chetak Trust


Chetak was a grey stallion that acquired a legendary status and historical fame in the annals of indian history. Chetak, the faithful and loyal mount of Maharana Pratap directly contributed in securing the stronghold of Mewar, between 1572 - 1597 AD. Chetak died in the true Rajput tradition - of grievous wounds inflicted on the battlefield. The famous battle of Haldi Ghati took place in 1576 AD with the forces of Mewar against the invading Mughal army.

History records how the faithful charger, despite being severely injured, raced, with his master atop him, heroically leaping across a ravine carrying his master to safety. After this courageous effort, Chetak lay down, with his head in his master's lap, dying with honour. Named after Chetak, this Trust was created in 1976 (400th anniversary of the battle of Haldi Ghati), to prevent cruelty to animals and to promote the humane treatment of all animals.

The efforts of this Trust go towards the welfare of animals of all kinds as defined in the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act in India.