The government has decided to rename the historic Rajpath in the national capital as ‘Kartavyapath’, sources said on Monday.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has convened a special meeting on September 7 and the proposal will be placed before the council.
NDMC has convened a special meeting on 7th September with the objective of renaming Rajpath and Central Vista lawns as Kartavyapath,” sources said.
“The entire road and area from the Netaji statue at India Gate to the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be known as Kartavyapath,” they added.
Rajpath was known as Kingsway during British Rule.
Sources said that NDMC has convened a special meeting on 7th September with the objective of renaming Rajpath and Central Vista lawns as Kartavya Path.
PM Modi in his recent 15th August speech had stressed on the abolition of symbols relating to colonial mindset. In the run up to 2047, PM has also stressed upon the importance of duties. Both these factors can be seen behind naming of ‘Kartavya Path’.
The entire road and area from the Netaji statue to the Rashtrapati Bhavan will be known as Kartavya Path.
This is also a message to the ruling class that the era of rulers and subjects is over.
Earlier, as per the ethos of the Modi Government to make nomenclature more people centric, the name of the road on which PM’s residence is located was also changed from Race Course Road to Lok Kalyan Marg.
Inputs from PTI