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Rajpath to be ‘Kartavya Path’ from now: NDMC

"The meeting approved the renaming of Rajpath and Central Vista Lawns as 'Kartavya Path," the NDMC said.

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New Delhi: Embracing the spirit of public service, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Wednesday renamed the iconic Rajpath ‘Kartavya Path’ thereby shedding yet another vestige of India’s colonial past.

The decision was taken at a special meeting of the Council, attended by Union Minister of State for Culture Meenakshi Lekhi, Chairperson BS Bhalla, Vice Chairperson Satish Upadhyay, and others.

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“The meeting approved the renaming of Rajpath and Central Vista Lawns as ‘Kartavya Path,” the NDMC said.

Lekhi in a tweet said: “As we complete 75 yrs of Independence, it is only fitting to shed the colonial baggage and move towards India@100 in the #AmritKaal with our own legacy.

“The renaming of ‘Rajpath’ to ‘Kartavya Path’ is a reminder that the spirit of public service is not ‘right to rule’ but duty to serve.

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