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From Kingsway to Kartavya Track

From Kingsway to Kartavya Track

India’s iconic Rajpath, which was called Kingsway before independence, has been renamed the Kartavya Path.

New Delhi:

From watching the dawn of independence for playing Hosts annual Republic Day celebrations for over Seven Decades, Historic Rajbat in India power Experienced the colonial capital rule and enjoy in glory of Free democratic nation.

Festive Avenue of The national The capital from the Raisina Hill complex to India Gate began its journey as the Kingsway, an imposing central hub in the heart of New Delhi was that built in New Delhi after the imperial seat of Management transferred from Calcutta (now Kolkata) announced by the British monarch, King George V in 1911.

Soon after independence, the Kingsway was renamed Rajpath, and the Queensway on which it operated perpendicular was renamed Janpath.

Now, Rajpath has been renamed the Kartavya Path and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Newly christened Thursday opened stretch From Rashtrapati Bhavan to India Gate as part of Central Vista Avenue has been renovated.

Kingsway or Rajpath’ was an icon of Slavery “has now been transferred to history,” Moody said after the opening of the Kartavia track, and also He mentioned the statue of the king who occupied the canopy.

On December 15, 1911, King George V and his consort, Queen Mary, gave birth foundation pebble of The ‘new capital’ of British Raj.

consistent with Vision of The King and the architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker built The new capital cityWhich rivals its grandeur and architectural splendor best of the cities in Europe and America.

the hub of this is new The capital was the Raisina Hill complex, which includes the imposing Viceroy’s House (now Rashtrapati Bhavan) and the Northern and Southern Blocks that make up the Imperial Secretariat.

a grand The axis was laid from the Great Place (later renamed Vijay Chowk) to India Gate by the architects with Green lawns, fountains and decorative lampposts on Both sides, to form the sparkling Central Vista Avenue.

Baker established the Round Parliament Building near Rashtrapati Bhavan which was inaugurated by the then Viceroy, Lord Irwin in January 1927.

The cityConstructed between the two world wars, which took over 20 years buildopened on February 13, 1931, by the Viceroy himself.

on India’s independence on On August 15, 1947, the avenue extending from Raisina Hill to India Gate was a choppy street with peoplehello break of dawn of free india that shook off yoke of long colony rule.

Then India became a republic on January 26, 1950, Rajpath was the place of All Republic Day celebrations since 1951.

Just first Republic Day celebrations were held at Irwin Stadium (now Dian Chand National Stadium) behind India Gate Complex, where Rajpath stretch finish.

The Rajpath and Central Vista lawns that surround the park have been officially renamed Kartavya Path, with the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) agreeing to the renaming and issuing public Notice in This connection on Wednesday.

Union Minister of condition for Foreign Affairs and Culture Meenakshi Lekhi, who he is also member of ndmc, on Wed said Rajpath was known as Kingsway during the British era rulewhile Janpath was known as Queensway.

However, after 75 years of Independence, feel that the name of Rajpath must be changed in Tune with values ​​and principles of modern and democratic, new India. Will the Kartavia track also Inspire everyone who Visits or cross the road to perform Their duties towards the country, society and their families.

NDMC Vice President Satish Upadhyay said the proposal has been received from the Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).

Thursday, Moody also Unveiled 28-foot-high statue of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at India Gate, abode in Ornamental umbrella.

The famous umbrella is standing on four columns of Delhi Order devised by Lutyens for The new Capital main building seating on Raisina Hill Complex opposite India Gate on Long and wide axis – Rajpat, it has been empty since the statue of King George V was removed in 1968 and later thrown into Coronation Park in Northwest Delhi, ironically the location of Durbar’s coronation in 1911.

The majestic marble statue of King George V was staying under an ornate canopy facing India Gate revealed in 1939 by then Viceroy Lord Linlithgow as a fitting memorial to the British monarch under whose rule the capital was of It was “New Delhi” built, according to archive records.

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