Iconic 'Mughal Gardens' at Rashtrapati Bhavan will now be known as 'Amrit Udyan'
New Delhi, January 28: One of Delhi's most iconic Mughal Gardens has been renamed 'Amrit Udyan.' It will be inaugurated by President Droupdai Murmu on Sunday and will be open to the public for viewing beginning January 31 and continuing for the next two months.
Aside from that, a few days have been set aside specifically for differently-abled people, farmers, and women.
“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," Navika Gupta, Deputy Press Secretary to President said on Saturday.
The official website of Rashtrapati Bhavan has also updated information on Amrit Udyan.
"Spread over a vast expanse of 15 acres, Amrit Udyan has often been portrayed, and deservedly so, as the soul of the Presidential Palace. The Amrit Udyan draw its inspiration from the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal and even miniature paintings of India and Persia," the website reads.
"Sir Edwin Lutyens had finalized the designs of the Amrit Udyan as early as 1917, however, it was only during the year 1928-1929 that plantings were done. His collaborator for the gardens was Director of Horticulture, William Mustoe."
"Like the building of Rashtrapati Bhavan have two different styles of architecture, Indian and western, similarly, Sir Lutyens brought together two different horticulture traditions together for the gardens, the Mughal style and the English flower garden. Mughal canals, terraces and flowering shrubs are beautifully blended with European flowerbeds, lawns and private hedges," it adds.
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