Govt renames Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Mughal Gardens as ‘Amrit Udyan’

The Central government on Saturday renamed the Mughal Gardens in New Delhi’s Rashtrapati Bhavan as ‘Amrit Udyan’.

Keeping in line with the theme of ‘Amrit Mahotsav’ marking 75 years of India’s Independence, the Central government changed the name of Mughal Gardens to Amrit Udyan.

Navika Gupta, the deputy press secretary to President Droupadi Murmu, said, “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.”

The Amrit Udyan will be inaugurated by President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday, January 29, and will be open to the public for two months from January 31 to March 26. Usually, the garden is open for public viewing for a month–from February to March–when the flowers are in full bloom.

Navika Gupta said apart from the two-month window that has been made available for public viewing, the government has also planned to keep the garden open for viewing by special groups, such as farmers and differently-abled from March 28 to March 31.

The Mughal Gardens are usually opened for public viewing for a month every year. Visitors get to see the Rectangular, Long and Circular Gardens, the Herbal Garden, Musical Garden and the Spiritual Garden–all of which make up the Mughal Gardens. It was built by Sir Edward Lutyen, who is credited to have built the Lutyen Zone in the national capital.

On Saturday, all the boards bearing the name ‘Mughal Garden’ were removed from the Rashtrapati Bhavan and replaced with new signboards bearing the name ‘Amrit Udyan.’

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