Essentially, The Custodian of the Royal House of Mysore has multiple personas to play, many of which, are within the public spectrum. The many spiritual and religious rites, cultural programs, and the ancient tradition of the household are part of the public milieu Sri Y.K.C. Wadiyar enjoys, and is duty bound, to take part in.
Apart from the tradition itself, the immense contribution by his ancestors, for the betterment of society through the means of education, social reform, economic advancement, keen patronising of the arts, and sports, influences him to align himself with these causes. Furthermore, he is of the definite opinion, that the ancient bond between the people of Karnataka and the Wadiyars should continue through the means of the Persona of the Custodian being socially aware and available.
As such he attends a variety of programs, ranging from the spiritual to educational, arts to sports, and many other fields of interest. Being extremely interested in sustainability and as an environmentally conscious person himself, he gives importance and priority to causes that benefit and create awareness about saving our environment. He is an active participant in the Swachh Bharat campaign by the central government. He was the Ambassador for the Swachh Bharat campaign in Mysore during the two years that Mysore won the designation as the cleanest city in India. He serves as the Ambassador to the Kalisu Foundation, that strives to provide better means of education within the Old Mysore region, currently the Foundation has an impact on over 5800 students. Also, in collaboration with The Kalisu foundation, Sri. Y.K.C. Wadiyar takes part in the ‘Learn from Maharaja’ program in various schools in and around the Greater Mysore area.