Mughal Gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan renamed as Amrit Udyan

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New Delhi: President Draupadi Murmu has given a common name to the Rashtrapati Bhavan Mughal Gardens as Amrit Udyan, as a part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations, the old road sign that said Mughal Gardens was removed and taken away in a bulldozer.

President Droupadi Murmu will grace the opening of the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan Udyan Utsav 2023 on Sunday. The gardens will open for the general public on January 31st 2023 and will remain open till March 26th except on Mondays.

According to the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s Deputy Press Secretary Navika Gupta in a statement said that 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.

There are three gardens in the Rashtrapati Bhavan, inspired by Mughal and Persian gardens. The public and the authorities started calling the one inspired by a garden with the same name in Jammu and Kashmir’s Srinagar as Mughal Gardens. But the gardens were never officially named Mughal Gardens.

Spread over 15 acre, Amrit Udyan has often been portrayed as the soul of the Presidential palace. Amrit Udyan draws its inspiration from the Mughal Gardens in Jammu and Kashmir, the gardens around the Taj Mahal and even miniature paintings of India and Persia, according to the Rashtrapati Bhavan’s website.

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.

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