Friday, February 15, 2013

President opens Mughal Gardens “Udyanotsav” of Rashtrapati Bhavan

The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee opened the annual “Udyanotsav” of the Mughal Gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan today (February 15). Addressing the large media contingent which had gathered, the President said he enjoyed morning walks every day in the Gardens. He welcomed the public to come and see the Mughal Gardens in large numbers and enjoy seeing the flowers in full-bloom. He expressed the hope that the future of the country would be as bright and vibrant as the flowers in the Mughal Gardens.

The gardens will remain open for public till March 17, 2013 (except on Mondays which are maintenance days) between 1000 hrs to 1600 hrs. The entry and exit into the Gardens for the general public will be from Gate No. 35 of the President’s Estate, which is located at the extreme end of the Church Road, 300 meters West of Cathedral Church and close to where North Avenue meets Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Visitors are requested not to bring any water bottles, briefcases, handbags/ladies purses, cameras, radios/transistors, cell phones, umbrellas, eatables, etc. Such articles, if any, will not be allowed to be carried into the Mughal Gardens and will have to be deposited at the entry point at the owner’s risk.

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