Mughal Gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi renamed to Amrit Udyan

As part of the “Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav” festivities, the gardens at the President’s official residence, Rashtrapati Bhavan, have been given a common name. Bulldozers were used to remove the “Mughal Gardens” road sign and haul it away.

“On the occasion of the celebrations of 75 years of Independence as Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, the President of India has given a common name to the Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens as Amrit Udyan,” Deputy Press Secretary to the President Navika Gupta said.

The Rashtrapati Bhavan contains three gardens that were influenced by Mughal and Persian gardens. The garden in Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, which served as inspiration for this one was dubbed “Mughal Gardens” by the general public and the authorities. The gardens were never formally known as “Mughal Gardens,” though.

Amrit Udyan, which covers 15 acres, is frequently referred to as the presidential palace’s heart.

According to the Rashtrapati Bhavan website, Amrit Udyan is inspired by the Mughal Gardens in Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens surrounding the Taj Mahal, and even miniature paintings of India and Persia.

“The Amrit Udyan had up till now been opened for the public only during the annual festival, Udyan Utsav, held in the months of February-March. But the gardens, which forms the third circuit of the Rashtrapati Bhavan tour, will now be open for the public from August till March,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s website says.

“Symbol of slavery eliminated. In order to come out of the slavery mentality in amrit kal, another historic decision of Modi government. The Mughal Garden located in Rashtrapati Bhavan will now be known as Amrit Udyan,” Bihar BJP leader Devesh Kumar tweeted.

Bulldozers were used to remove the old “Mughal Gardens” road sign and replace it with a new “Amrit Udyan” sign.


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