The Raisina hill : {all you need to know about the area of the leaders}

Raisina Hill, often used as a metonym for the seat of the Government of India, is an area of Lutyens’ DelhiNew Delhi, housing India’s most important government buildings, including Rashtrapati Bhavan,[1] the official residence of the President of India and the Secretariat building housing the Prime Minister‘s Office and several other important ministries. It is surrounded by other important buildings and structures, including the Parliament of IndiaRajpath and India Gate

THE HISTORY

In 1911 to transfer the capital of British India from Calcutta (now Kolkata) to Delhi, a planning committee was formed, and a site 3 miles (5 km) south of the existing city of Delhi, around Raisina Hill, was chosen for the new administrative centre. A well-drained, healthy area between the Delhi Ridge and the Yamuna River, it provided ample room for expansion.

The Raisina Dialogue

The Raisina Dialogue is an annual conference held in New Delhi, envisioned to be India’s flagship conference of geopolitics and geo-economics.


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