Mughal Gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan Named as ‘Amrit Udyan’

NEW DELHI: Under the Azadi Ka Amrit Mhotsav celebrations, the gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan have been given a common name. The website of the heritage site, however, mentions both names- Mughal Gardens and Amrit Udyan. It will be inaugurated by the President, Droupdai Murmu on Sunday and henceforth be open for public viewing from January 31 onwards for the next two months. 

“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 President Navika Gupta said.

“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 Mughal Gardens, which forms the third Circuit of Rashtrapati Bhavan tour, will now be open for the public from August till March,” the Rashtrapati Bhavan website says.

The Mughal Garden- the lush green area has often been portrayed as the soul of the presidential palace. The gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan which were inspired by the Mughal Persian Garden were never named officially as the Mughal Garden- their name derived by the common man inspired by the garden in Srinagar.

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