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Centre to rename India's historic Rajpath as Kartavya Path: All you need to know

The entire road and area from the Netaji statue to the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be known as Kartavya Path.

Centre to rename India's historic Rajpath Road as Kartavya Path AJR
First Published Sep 5, 2022, 7:34 PM IST

In a major development, the central government on Monday announced the decision to rename the Rajpath and Central Vista lawns as Kartavya Path. The route runs from Rashtrapati Bhavan on Raisina Hill through Vijay Chowk and India Gate to National Stadium in Delhi.

The decision was announced with the objective of shedding remnants of the British colony in the country.

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It is reportedly said the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has convened a special meeting on September 7 with the aim of renaming Rajpath and Central Vista lawns as Kartavya Path.

According to reports, Kartavya Path includes the entire avenue and area from the Netaji Statue to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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The decision comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address to the nation on Independence Day where he stressed the factors leading to the abolition of symbols and signs relating to the colonial mindset.

Earlier, as per the ethos of the Modi Government to make nomenclature more people-centric, the name of the road on which the prime minister's residence is located was changed from Race Course Road to Lok Kalyan Marg.

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Earlier today, the first look of Central Vista Avenue was unveiled ahead of its reopening for public. The spectacular pictures of the revamped avenue went viral on social media.

The Central Vista Avenue Refurbishment Project modernised the avenue while restoring elements with heritage value.

Recently, the government had done away with the Cross of St George from the Indian Navy's ensign and unveiled the flag that inspired by the seal of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

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The new flag has the Tricolour on the upper canton. A blue octagonal shape with the national emblem sits atop an anchor, which is superimposed on a shield. 

The Rajpath is the Hindi word for "Kingsway". It was named as such in the honour of King George V.

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