The President, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee releasing a book entitled ‘Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan’, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on December 11, 2016. The Vice President, Mr. M. Hamid Ansari and the Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi are also seen.
A Book For Children
New Delhi (PIB-GR-TYP-BIN): Three books on Rashtrapati Bhavan ‘Life at Rashtrapati Bhavan’; ‘Indradhanush – Volume II’ and ‘Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj’ were released at a function held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on Dec 11, by the President of India, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, Vice President of India, Mr. Mohd. Hamid Ansari and Prime Minister, Mr. Narendra Modi respectively.
The book ‘Rashtrapati Bhavan: From Raj to Swaraj’, is a book for children which recreates the story of Rashtrapati Bhavan from its inception as Government House, a symbol of imperial might, to the present day. The reader is taken to the massive building, through the red sandstone and marble corridors, past the busts of former presidents; through its echoing halls and its elegant sitting rooms. The reader is introduced to the flower- lined pathways of the magnificent Mughal Gardens and to its walls and pillars, trees and bushes, carvings and paintings.