After Rashtrapati Bhavan, DU renames north campus Mughal Garden after Gautam Buddha

Mughal Garden on Delhi University’s North Campus. [Photo: DU website]

New Delhi: The Mughal Garden on Delhi University’s North Campus has been renamed the Gautham Buddha Centenary Garden.

On January 27, the university changed the name, claiming that the garden did not have a Mughal design.

“The competent authority of the university of Delhi has approved the name of the Garden (opposite the Viceregal lodge) with the statue of Gautam Buddha in its centre as ‘Gautam Buddha Centenary Garden’,” the January 27 notification, issued by registrar Vikas Gupta, said.

Earlier, on Saturday, Rashtrapati Bhawan changed the name of the renowned Mughal Gardens to Amrit Udayan.

According to Gupta, the garden at DU was never formally given the name Mughal Garden. “The notification was issued as per the centenary celebrations of the university. In none of our records is the garden identified as Mughal Garden. We have named the garden since it has a statue of Lord Buddha,” he said.

However, there are several examples of the garden being called Mughal Garden in official university documents, and even on its website.

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