Ahead of the municipal elections in Delhi, the Aam Aadmi party pledged that it would regularize the appointment of Dengue Breeding Control Officers (DBCs) from the three civic bodies if elected to power. AAP leader Somnath Bharti said a total of 3,500 CBD workers are employed in Delhi’s three municipal corporations and denounced the ruling BJP for failing to regularize their appointments.
Meanwhile, 91 years ago, New Delhi, India’s great modern capital with the Raisina Hill complex at its heart, the foundation stones of which were laid by King George V and Queen Mary there more than a century, was opened on this day in 1931 by Viceroy Lord Irvin. The dedication ceremony spanned a week, during which the then Viceroy also dedicated the arch of the All India War Memorial on February 12 of the same year. today known as the India Gate, in memory of the soldiers who died during the First World War (1914-1918). ) and the Third Anglo-Afghan War (1919).
#TodayinHistory | The Viceroy of India, Lord Irwin, inaugurated New Delhi as the new capital of India on this day in 1931.
From the archives of Delhi Archives: Aerial photograph of the then newly constructed Secretariat and Parliament Buildings, New Delhi. pic.twitter.com/x2eR03H9Pd
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