Sunday, 27 August 2017

Important Facts about President's House (Rashtrapati Bhawan)

President’s House is that famous building of India which is the official home of our President of India.

Earlier, our former President Shri Pranab Mukherjee used to live in the President’s house and now our present President Shri Ramnath Kovind is residing in the President’s house.

Do you know, The President’s house took Seventeen (17) years to complete, where our President contributes his life & services to the Country for our security.

The moment of laying the foundation of President’s house, our Country was the slave and under the Englishmen.

In  December 12, 1911, British decided to relocate the capital of India from Calcutta to Delhi, then the new palace for the Viceroy of India was given an enormous size & prominent position and work had been started.

The work of this building was started in 1911 and The Viceregal Lodge was completed largely by 1929.

The structure includes 700 million bricks and the total estimate to build this house was approximate 1.5 Cr.

We finally got the freedom from British and on 26 January 1950, when Rajendra Prasad became the first President of India and occupied this building, it was renamed as Rashtrapati Bhavan – the President's House. Before that the building was known as Viceregal Lodge.

After the Rajendra Prasad, every president was allotted to stay in Rashtrapati Bhawan – President’s House.

Interesting fact is the President does not reside in the main building but in the guest wing.
The reason behind this is our last Governer General Chakravarti Rajagopalachari. When the moment Governer General C. Rajagopalachari came to reside in President’s house, he opted to stay in the guest wing, that was bit small but he liked that the most, and this tradition is followed by all subsequent presidents.

The building of President’s house has a floor area of around 200,000 square feet and all work had been done with stones with little steel. This building is consisting of 4 floors and 340 rooms.

Rashtrapati Bhawan has many halls and the first hall is Durbar hall, which is very adorable and beautiful. 

All countries big personalities when come to India are welcomed here in the President’s house.

This is here in this building where our first Prime Minister Jawahar Lal Nehru took the oath of office of Prime Minister of Independent India.

Interesting fact is this that the chair of President has just a Buddha Statue next to it and it is in a perfectly straight line to the India Gate at the end of Rajpath.

President house is located on the top of Raisina Hill, that was the part of Rajasthan. Raisina hill was offered to make this building.

Residence of body guards and other staff is here in the President’s house only.

There are almost 440 posts are for employ. There are approx 347 families under the land & acquisition.

Mughal Garden in President's House is opened to the public in February every year. It has more than 500 great varieties of flowers. There are almost 125 varieties of roses only.

Here you can see, Musical Garden, Spiritual Garden, and Herbal garden in the President’s house.


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