A file photograph of Chamarajpet space
BENGALURU: Chamarajpet, the town’s first deliberate residential structure, has been stripped of the standing of a ward in BBMP’s delimitation train. It has now been included below Krishna Rajendra ward (no. 120).
Azadnagar would be the new title of ward no. 140, which until now was Chamarajpet. The delimitation notification was printed in March as a part of preparations for BBMP elections due in September.
The transfer has angered not simply residents of the locality, but additionally heritage buffs, historians and Kannada activists, who’ve launched a signature marketing campaign to register ‘their protest. Avoided bodily demonstrations attributable to Covid-related restrictions within the metropolis, the protesters have already mopped up 2,000 signatures.
Wealthy in historical past
The 128-year-old Chamarajpet, named after Mysore Maharaja Chamarajendra Wodeyar, who dominated the state from 1868 to 1894, was the primary deliberate and developed residential locality of Bangalore metropolis in 1892. In January 2017, 125 years of Chamarajpet have been celebrated with fanfare. “With the fort space changing into congested, there was a necessity for extension and that’s how Chamarajpet was created. It was initially named West Extension. Following the sudden demise of Maharaja Chamarajendra in Calcutta in 1894, the realm was named Chamarajendra Pete in his reminiscence. Later it was renamed Chamarajpet,” says metropolis historian and writer Suresh Moona.
Typically thought of the cradle of Kannada motion, the oldest extension is house to historic constructions just like the Kannada Sahitya Parishat, Tipu’s Summer season Palace, Kote Venkataramana temple and Minto Ophthalmic Hospital.