Delhi Completed 100 Years as a capital of India


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India a land of snake charmers and magicians and the capital of this land of mysteries is Delhi. Delhi is just not a city but it is a book-- a book which narrates the history of India. The city was built and destroyed seven times and has been witness to the various events which has brought India through the history books. Seven times this city went through the pain of being built and rebuilt.

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Delhi Completed 100 Years as a capital of India

  1. 1. Celebrating100 Years of Delhi AS a Capital of India
  2. 2. In 1911, king George visited India and it was during histenure that Delhi became the new capital of India.Delhi saw some significant developments during thisperiod in the form of buildings, infrastructure,parliamentary buildings and public offices. Theinterception of British rule in India also witnessed anew city being formed in the name of New Delhi or theLutyens’ Delhi.On December 12, 1911, the capital of colonized India wasshifted from Calcutta to Delhi, re-establishing the cityas the political centre for the British Empire in thecountry. This month, Delhi completes its centenary yearas the capital of modern day India
  3. 3. Some Important Places of 100 year Old Delhi
  4. 4. Delhi DurbarIt was a century ago in 1911, in a tent city of 25,000 people built on the plains of north India,that King George V who came to India to be crowned Emperor stood before princes andmaharajahs, soldiers and bureaucrats, and made a surprise announcement that Delhiwould be the new capital of India.
  5. 5. India Gate(1911-2011)India Gate is situated on the Raj Path of New Delhi. India Gate was built by .Edwin Lutyens to pay homage to the Indian soldiers who died in the WorldWar I and the Afgan War.
  6. 6. Jama Masjid(1911-2011)The royal procession moves towards theJama Masjid Mosque in Delhi, India, 1911.
  7. 7. A crowd gathers at the Jama Masjid on the occasion of the Delhi Durbar inDelhi, India, 1903.
  8. 8. Qutub MinarQutb-ud-Din Aibak, the first sultan of Delhi, laid the foundation stones of Kutub Minar in AD 1199.Some historian opine that that the objective behind its construction was to give a platform to Muazzinto give calls for prayer. He was the one who raised the first storey. Then he died. The credit ofcompleting the construction goes his successor and son-in-law, Shamsud-Din Iitutmish, who alsoadded three more stories to it.
  9. 9. Red Fort in Delhi: The Symbol of India (1911-2011)Their Majesties inspect the Naval Guard ofHonour as they enter the fort in Delhi,India, 1911.
  10. 10. Viceroy’s House(1911)The Viceroys House in New Delhi, designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens, circa 1930. Later knownas the Rashtrapati Bhavan, it has been the official residence of the President of India.Getty Images
  11. 11. Jagan Institute Of Management Studies,Sector-5 Rohini New Delhi Contact No: 91- 9871097501