Delhi 100: defining moments

Updated: Dec 14, 2011 01:12 IST

Inauguration of a capital: Twenty years after it was founded, Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India, formally inaugurated New Delhi on February 10, 1931. To mark the event, the Viceroy inaugurated the four dominion columns with a 31-gun salute. The celebrations lasted two weeks with the Viceroy hosting garden parties and polo matches. About 5,000 guests attended the event. Photos courtesy: New Delhi: Making of A Capital, Roli Books
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Inauguration of a capital: Twenty years after it was founded, Lord Irwin, the then Viceroy of India, formally inaugurated New Delhi on February 10, 1931. To mark the event, the Viceroy inaugurated the four dominion columns with a 31-gun salute. The celebrations lasted two weeks with the Viceroy hosting garden parties and polo matches. About 5,000 guests attended the event. Photos courtesy: New Delhi: Making of A Capital, Roli Books

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