April 7, 2017

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New Delhi's Park Street named after Bangabandhu

A prominent and popular park street, in the heart of nation, in Indian capital New Delhi, has been renamed after the founder and Prime Minister of Bangladesh, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. 


The park street stretches from Shankar Road to Mandir Marg which roundabouts at Mother Teresa Crescent, it is located in opposite Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital. Earlier, the street was popular as park street only. The decision was taken and announced by NDME (New Delhi Municipal Council). 

According to the reports, 12 council members were happy with the name change, including Arvind Kejriwal, Delhi’s Chief minister, while one council member of the ruling party Aam Aadmi Party, Surinder Singh from Delhi Cantonment, refused to give his consent. Reasons for the refusal have not been shared as yet. The Chief Minister is expected to attend the guest, with a few more important political leaders visiting the capital, to greet as well discuss some important issues with the founder of Bangladesh. Bangabandhu is considered as the country’s father of Nation, who helped people in gaining complete freedom and secularizing them.   

This decision was declared on 6th April, through a circular as a council meeting couldn’t be arranged due to time paucity. This rename seems like a humble way to honor Bangabandhu, as it was changed just a day before his arrival in India.

Karan Singh Tanwar, NDMC’s Vice Chairman, already said that their team is working on changing sign boards around the street, which should have been completed as of today, as Bangladesh’s PM is arriving today. NDMC is also busy with the upcoming civic body polls, which will take place in Delhi. Several locals are still not aware of this name change as it has just been a day. The Bangabandhu street measures a little over half a kilometer, covering a prominent location of the capital.

The reasons for the visit have not been declared yet, they are expected to be declared once they discuss everything in a meeting with political leaders. It is a friendly gesture, towards honoring the Bangladesh Prime Minister, as he is expected to visit the country, for a 4 day visit, arriving today. 

India shares friendly and peaceful relationships with the neighboring country. Indian Prime Minister, Narender Modi has worked hard on refining these connections, by making them a bit more sweeter. We hope that Bangladesh’s president like the surprise, and have a lovely stay in our capital. 


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