According to information posted on the President's official website on Saturday, the Mughal Gardens inside the Rashtrapati Bhavan have been renamed as Amrit Udyan.
Done as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav
According to Navika Gupta, the President's deputy press secretary, this was done as part of the government's commemoration of 75th anniversary of independence, ANI reported.
Rajpath in Delhi was renamed Kartavya Path last year. The previous name, according to Meenakshi Lekhi, Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, reflected "a colonial attitude."
Nevertheless, both names — Mughal Gardens and Amrit Udyan — are included on the Rashtrapati Bhavan website on Saturday.
Know more about Amrit Udyan
Amrit Udyan, a 15-acre complex, was inspired by Persian and Indian miniature paintings as well as the Mughal Gardens of Jammu and Kashmir and the area surrounding the Taj Mahal.
The Rashtrapati Bhavan says that British architect Sir Edwin Lutyens completed the gardens' design in 1917. The seedlings were planted between 1928 and 1929, though.
BJP adamant on getting rid of Mughal names
The Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi chapter in May last year had asked the civic body that the names of five roads in the nation's capital be changed because they serve as a "symbol of slavery of the Mughal era."
The party has requested that Tughlaq Road, Akbar Road, Aurangzeb Lane, Humayun Road, Shahjahan Road, and Babar Lane be given new names.
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