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"Should break fetters which remind us of slavery..." Meenakashi Lekhi on 'Amrit Udyan'
New Delhi: Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture Meenakashi Lekhi on Saturday welcomed the move of naming the gardens in Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi as "Amrit Udyan".
Rashtrapati Bhavan is home to a rich variety of gardens and President Droupadi Murmu has given a common name to the gardens as 'Amrit Udyan' to mark celebrations of 75 years of Independence as 'Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav'. "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'," said Navika Gupta, Deputy Press Secretary to President.
"It is a matter of happiness for the country as the name of Mughal Gardens has been changed to 'Amrit Udyan'. It indicates the promises we made. It depicts history. It gives a positive message as it is the period of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. We should break the fetters which remind us of slavery," Lekhi told ANI.
The Union Minister said the country should celebrate its independence in a true manner.
The gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan also included Mughal Garden. Amrit Udyan will open for the public on January 31.
President Droupadi Murmu will be gracing the opening of the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan tomorrow.
Ajay Singh, Press Secretary to President, said the collective identity of all the gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan will be 'Amrit Udyan'.
"Earlier there were descriptive identities, now a new identity has been given to the gardens," he said.
The gardens at Rashtrapati Bhavan include East Lawn, Central Lawn, Long Garden and Circular Garden. During the terms of former Presidents Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam and Ram Nath Kovind, more gardens were developed - Herbal-I, Herbal-II, Tactile Garden, Bonsai Garden and Arogya Vanam. (ANI)