New Delhi, October 11: The iconic North and South Block building flanking the Rajpath in the national capital began to shine with bright, shimmering reflected light combinations on Wednesday. The honour of inaugurating Rs.15 cr, 16 million colour combination new lighting was given to Mahipal Singh. He is the senior most support staff who joined the Ministry of Home as a daftary in 1975.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and 20 other Cabinet Ministers attended the event including Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and Minister of Urban Development (State) Hardeep Singh Puri, with whom Mahipal Singh was seated in the front row. After the inauguration, Prime Minister shook hands with Mahipal Singh, who is to retire in 10 days and complimented him.
Rashtrapati Bhawan located between the North and South Block buildings and overseeing the Rajpath will be covered with similar lighting from the first of January next year.
A twenty-minute live demonstration of new lighting was organized for the Ministers, senior officials of the Government, media and large number of public who attended the launch.