GOLDEN MACE FOR COUNCIL OF STATEHon'ble Maharajadhiraja Sir Kameshwara Singh,K.C.I.E., of Darbhanga, member of the Council
of State generously gifted a Gold Mace made by the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Co.,London (they were responsible for the Maces now in use in the House of Commons of the Dominion of Canada and the House of Representatives of New Zealand) on Monday the 3rd April,1939 ,This golden Mace is an exact copy of the silver gilt Mace used in the House of Lords which is placed on the table before the Chair of the Lord Chancellor in the House of Lords. It is worthy to mention here that in England Mace were introduced by Richards I. In the House of Commons the Mace is said to have been introduced in 1649. In the House of Lords there are two Maces, the earliest dating from the reign of William III. The Council of State stands in the same position as the House of Lords.
Presentation of a Mace to the Council of State as a token of his high regard for the House. Mace add to the dignity of the House as being the Second Legislature in the British Empire..Mace is a majestic emblem of power and authority.The Mace was orginally a weapon of offence capable to braking through the strongest armour .It was an emblem of the rights and prerogatives of the House.To those who were struggling for freedom the Mace signified much more than the power and prestige of the House . Mace symbolise the true spirit of democracy.It was an emblem of the supermacy of right over might.
Mace had been collected by Imperial Airways from the Goldsmiths & Silversmiths Company and despactched by the Air Mail leaving 17th August,1938 to Sir Kameshwar Singh at the Palace, Darbhanga. The Mace had been insured for a sum of 375 ponds, to cover all risks including war,strikes and malicious damage .