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Delhi- 100 years as the Capital

On December 12, 1911 the British shifted the national capital of the then colonised India from Calcutta to Delhi.

Hundred years ago,  a grand congregation of royalty and British soldiers assembled at the Delhi Durbar as King George V proclaimed Delhi as the new Capital of Imperial India.

The day marked the beginning of a journey for the ancient city of Delhi – the mythical Indraprashtha of the Mahabharata – as a modern, cosmopolitan capital.

The foundation of the new city was laid Dec 15, 1911 – three days after the coronation durbar. The capital was named New Delhi in 1927 and was formally inaugurated Feb 13, 193

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