_In the upcoming special session of Parliament from September 18-22, the government is thinking about changing India’s name to Bharat. Right now, our Constitution calls the country “India, that is Bharat…”, but some people want to make it just “Bharat.”
Many important people, like RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, support this idea. Bhagwat has said we should use “Bharat” instead of “India” because it’s been our name for centuries.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also likes this idea. On August 15, 2022, during his speech at the Red Fort, he asked everyone to follow five important ideas, and one of them was to remember our history and stop using names from our colonial past. This was a way of showing our love for our own culture.
Even the special planes that carry the President, Vice President, and Prime Minister say “Bharat” on them.
During the last session of Parliament, a BJP MP named Naresh Bansal said we should remove ‘India’ from the Constitution because it reminds us of when we were ruled by other countries. Another BJP MP, Harnath Singh Yadav, agreed and said we should change “India” to “Bharat.”
When the special session of Parliament starts on September 18, they might talk about this change, but we don’t know for sure yet.
Even though we don’t know the full plan yet, the people who want this change say that having just one name for our country will make us feel proud of our culture and history.
‘PRESIDENT OF BHARAT – DROUPADI MURMU’
By the way, there was an invitation for a G20 dinner at Rashtrapati Bhawan, and it said ‘President of Bharat’ instead of ‘President of India.’ Congress leader Jairam Ramesh saw this and said, “So, it’s true. Rashtrapati Bhawan invited people to a G20 dinner on September 9th and called our leader ‘President of Bharat’ instead of ‘President of India.’ Maybe one day, our Constitution will say, ‘Bharat, which was once India, will be a group of states.’ But even that idea is being talked about now.”