Source: The post is based on the article “NDMC passes resolution to rename Rajpath to Kartavya Path” published in The Hindu on 8th September 2022
What is the News?
The Government of India has decided to rename the historic Rajpath and Central Vista lawns in the national capital as ‘Kartavya Path’.
What is the Kartavya Path?
Rajpath and Central Vista lawns in Delhi have been renamed as ‘Kartavya Path’.
It will include the entire stretch and the area from the Netaji statue under the Grand Canopy to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Significance: This symbolizes a shift from erstwhile Rajpath being an icon of power to Kartavya (duty) Path being an example of public ownership and empowerment.
Rajpath was called Kingsway during British rule. It is a three-km stretch built as a ceremonial boulevard by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker.
Following Independence, the road was given its Hindi name, Rajpath, on which the Republic Day parades took place over the decades that followed.