‘Windsor Place’ has direct relation with ‘Windsor Cattle’ in England: Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe
The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) President Dr. Vinay Sahasrabuddhe has requested the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) to end the symbol of colonialism and rename ‘Windsor Place‘ in Lutyens’ Delhi as ‘Veer Savarkar Circle‘.
The BJP Rajya Sabha member Dr. Sahasrabuddhe submitted his request to rename Windsor Place as Veer Savarkar Circle to the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) chairman Dharmendra Kumar and vice-chairman Satish Upadhyay.
Dr. Sahasrabuddhe also tweeted about the meeting in Hindi and Marathi. His Hindi tweet says, “Today, New Delhi Municipal Council President Dharmendra Kumar and Vice President Satish Upadhyay Ji were requested to name the symbol of colonialism ‘Windsor Place’ as ‘Veer Savarkar Circle’! This initiative will be a gratitude to the freedom fighter by erasing the symbol of slavery! Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav”
उपनिवेशवाद के चिन्ह ‘विंडसर प्लेस’ का नामकरण ‘वीर सावरकर सर्कल’ करनेकी माँग को लेकर आज नई दिल्ली नगर पालिका परिषद के अध्यक्ष धर्मेन्द्र कुमार और उपाध्यक्ष @upadhyaysbjp जी को निवेदन दिया!यह पहल दासता के प्रतीक को मिटाकर स्वाधीनता सेनानीके प्रति कृतज्ञता होगी!#AzadiKaAmritMahotsav pic.twitter.com/2mGAzvHIXX
— Dr. VINAY Sahasrabuddhe (@Vinay1011) February 28, 2022
The NDMC vice-chairman Upadhyay said that the Council will consider the request for renaming Windsor Place after the great freedom fighter Veer Savarkar.
Satish Upadhyay said, “I received a request to rename Windsor Place as Veer Savarkar Circle. I personally believed that Windsor Place should be renamed after Veer Savarkar Circle. I agree with Dr. Sahasrabuddhe and will pursue the request in the Council. There is some technicality and procedure for renaming and Council will follow them to rename Windsor Place.”
In his letter, Sahasrabuddhe mentioned that ‘Windsor Place’ has a direct relation with ‘Windsor Cattle‘ in England, a famous symbol of British rule.
“It is saddening that a symbol of British exploitation exists in the form of residential areas in a very important part of Delhi, capital of Independent India. The residential area having the name ‘Windsor Place’ that houses public representatives and Member of Parliaments of Independent India is a symbol of British Raj and colonialism,” Sahasrabuddhe said.
“The country is moving ahead after getting freedom from colonialism and celebrating the ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav‘ for which great freedom fighters like Swatantraveer Vinayak Damodar Savarkar had sacrificed everything. Rename ‘Windsor Place’ as ‘Veer Savarkar Circle’,” Sahasrabuddhe added.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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