On a special invitation from President Droupadi Murmu, CJI DY Chandrachud and Supreme Court judges visited Amrit Udyan in the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Sunday.
“On a special invitation from President Droupadi Murmu, Chief Justice of India, Dr Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Supreme Court judges visited the Amrit Udyan of Rashtrapati Bhavan,” the President of India tweeted, sharing photos of the judges with President Murmu.
On January 29, President Droupadi Murmu attended the launch of ‘Amrit Udyan’ at Rashtrapati Bhavan’s gardens. The gardens at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, have been given a common name, ‘Amrit Udyan’, as part of the ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’.
“The President of India has given the Rashtrapati Bhavan gardens the common name ‘Amrit Udyan,'” Navika Gupta, Deputy Press Secretary to the President, announced on January 28.
According to the press secretary, the Gardens (Herbal Garden, Bonsai Garden, Central Lawn, Long Garden, and Circular Garden) will be open for about two months at first. The Gardens will be open to the public on January 31, 2023, and will remain open until March 26, 2023. (except on Mondays which are maintenance days, and on March 8 on account of Holi). The gardens will be open for special categories from March 28 to March 31.
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It will be open for farmers on March 28, differently abled people on March 29, Defense Forces, Paramilitary Forces, and Police personnel on March 30, and women, including tribal women’s SHGs, on March 31.
According to the release, the capacity of each hourly slot is being increased in order to make Rashtrapati Bhavan more accessible to more people.
The capacity for each of the four afternoon slots (12 pm-4 pm) will be 5,000 visitors during the week and 7,500 visitors on weekends. According to the release, people will be able to book their slots in advance via online booking. Although walk-in visitors are permitted, they must register at the facilitation counters as well as the Self Service Kiosk near Gate No. 12 of Rashtrapati Bhavan.
One of the main attractions this year will be the specially cultivated tulips of 12 different varieties, which will bloom in stages. During their visit, visitors can scan QR codes placed throughout the Gardens to learn more about any particular flower, plant, or tree, according to the release.