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Palace Of Assembly (Chandigarh)
Palace of Assembly is a legislative assembly designed by noted architect Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
and located in Chandigarh, built around the 1950s in India.[1][2] It is part of the Capitol Complex, which comprises three buildings — Legislative Assembly, Secretariat and High Court.[3] This building was designated as a UNESCO
UNESCO
World Heritage Site in 2016.[4][5] Architectural history[edit] After the partition of Punjab, in 1947 following the independence of India, the divided Punjab required a new capital as Lahore
Lahore
was now in Pakistan. Thus Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
was commissioned by first prime minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru
to build a new city of Chandigarh
Chandigarh
as the capital of Punjab and newly carved state of Haryana
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India
India, officially the Republic
Republic
of India
India
(IAST: Bhārat Gaṇarājya),[e] is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country (with over 1.2 billion people), and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean
Indian Ocean
on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal
Bay of Bengal
on the southeast. It shares land borders with Pakistan
Pakistan
to the west;[f] China, Nepal, and Bhutan
Bhutan
to the northeast; and Myanmar
Myanmar
and Bangladesh
Bangladesh
to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India
India
is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka
and the Maldives
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Punjab And Haryana High Court
Punjab and Haryana
Haryana
High Court is the common High Court for Indian states of Haryana
Haryana
and Punjab and Union Territory of Chandigarh
Chandigarh
based in Chandigarh, India. As of 21 March 2015, there are 55 judges in the High Court, comprising 45 permanent and 10 additional judges. Past judges include Jagdish Singh Khehar, who was elevated to the Supreme Court of India.[1][2][3] The court building is known as the Palace of Justice. Designed by Le Corbusier, it and several of his other works were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites in July 2016.[4][5]Contents1 History 2 Current Judges 3 See also 4 ReferencesHistory[edit] Punjab and Haryana
Haryana
High Court was formerly known as Lahore
Lahore
High Court, which was established on 21 March 1919. The jurisdiction of that court covered undivided Punjab and Delhi
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UNESCO
The United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO;[2] French: Organisation des Nations unies pour l'éducation, la science et la culture) is a specialized agency of the United Nations (UN) based in Paris
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World Heritage Site
A World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations
United Nations
Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. The sites are judged important to the collective interests of humanity. To be selected, a World Heritage Site
World Heritage Site
must be an already classified landmark, unique in some respect as a geographically and historically identifiable place having special cultural or physical significance (such as an ancient ruin or historical structure, building, city, complex, desert, forest, island, lake, monument, mountain, or wilderness area)
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Independence Of India
The Indian independence movement
Indian independence movement
encompassed activities and ideas aiming to end the East India Company
East India Company
rule (1757–1857) and the British Indian Empire (1857–1947) in the Indian subcontinent. The movement spanned a total of 90 years (1857–1947). The first organised militant movements were in Bengal, but they later took movement in the newly formed Indian National Congress
Indian National Congress
with prominent moderate leaders seeking only their basic right to appear for Indian Civil Service (British India)
Indian Civil Service (British India)
examinations, as well as more rights, economic in nature, for the people of the soil. The early part of the 20th century saw a more radical approach towards political self-rule proposed by leaders such as the Lal, Bal, Pal and Aurobindo Ghosh, V. O. Chidambaram Pillai
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Punjab, India
^† Joint Capital with Haryana. ††Common for Punjab, Haryana
Haryana
and Chandigarh.Symbols of PunjabEmblem Lion Capital of Ashoka
Lion Capital of Ashoka
with Wheat
Wheat
stem (above) and Crossed Swords (below)Language PunjabiDance Bhangra, GiddhaAnimal BlackbuckBird Baaz[3] (Accipiter gentilis) Punjab
Punjab
(/pʌnˈdʒɑːb/ ( listen)) is a state in northern India. Forming part of the larger Punjab
Punjab
region, the state is bordered by the Indian states of Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir
to the north, Himachal Pradesh to the east, Haryana
Haryana
to the south and southeast, Rajasthan
Rajasthan
to the southwest, and the Pakistani province of Punjab
Punjab
to the west
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Lahore
Lahore
Lahore
(Urdu: لاہور‎, Punjabi: لہور; /ləˈhɔːr/) is the capital city of the Pakistani province of Punjab, and is the country’s second-most populous city after Karachi.[3] The city is located in the north-eastern end of Pakistan's Punjab province, near the border with the Indian state of Punjab. Lahore
Lahore
is one of Pakistan's wealthiest cities with an estimated GDP of $58.14 billion (PPP) as of 2014,[7][8] Lahore
Lahore
is the historic cultural centre of the Punjab region,[9][10][11] and is one of Pakistan's most socially liberal,[12] progressive,[13] and cosmopolitan cities.[14] Lahore's origins reach into antiquity. The city has been controlled by numerous empires throughout the course of its history, including the Hindu Shahis, Ghaznavids, Ghurids, and Delhi Sultanate
Delhi Sultanate
by the medieval era
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Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru
Jawaharlal Nehru
(/ˈneɪruː, ˈnɛruː/;[1] Hindustani: [ˈdʒəʋaːɦərˈlaːl ˈneːɦru] ( listen); 14 November 1889 – 27 May 1964) was the first Prime Minister of India
India
and a central figure in Indian politics before and after independence. He emerged as the paramount leader of the Indian independence movement
Indian independence movement
under the tutelage of Mahatma Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi
and ruled India
India
from its establishment as an independent nation in 1947 until his death in 1964. He is considered to be the architect of the modern Indian nation-state: a sovereign, socialist, secular, and democratic republic
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Haryana
^† Joint Capital with Punjab †† Common for Punjab, Haryana
Haryana
and Chandigarh.Symbols of HaryanaAnimalBlack buckBirdBlack francolinFlowerLotusTreePeepal Haryana
Haryana
(IPA: [ɦərɪˈjaːɳaː]), carved out of the former state of East Punjab
East Punjab
on 1 November 1966 on linguistic basis, is one of the 29 states in India
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Geographic Coordinate System
A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.[n 1] The coordinates are often chosen such that one of the numbers represents a vertical position, and two or three of the numbers represent a horizontal position
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992
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Secretariat Building (Chandigarh)
Secretariat Building is a Le Corbusier-designed[1] government building built in 1953, located inside the Chandigarh Capitol Complex which comprises three buildings and three monuments — Secretariat building, Legislative Assembly building and High Court building, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.[2][3][4] In July 2016, the building and several other works by Le Corbusier were inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites.[5][6][7] External links[edit]Foundation Le Corbusier Corbu in AhmadabadSee also[edit]List of World Heritage Sites in IndiaReferences[edit]Wikimedia Commons has media related to Chandigarh Capitol Complex.^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/le-corbusiers-capitol-complex-a-mess-in-dire-need-of-facelift/760264/0 ^ capitol complex is now UNESCO heritage site ^ http://www.indianexpress.com/news/capitol-complex-as-le-corbusier-wanted-it/635844/ ^ http://cities.expressindia.com/fullstory.php?newsid=128775 ^ "The Ar
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Chandigarh
†The city of Chandigarh
Chandigarh
comprises all of the union territory's area. ††under Section 4 of the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966.Symbols of ChandigarhEmblem Open Hand EmblemAnimal Indian grey mongoose[7]Bird Indian grey hornbillFlower DhakTree Blue Jacaranda Chandigarh
Chandigarh
(local pronunciation: [tʃə̃ˈɖiːɡəɽʱ] ( listen)) is a city and a union territory in India
India
that serves as the capital of the two neighboring states of Haryana
Haryana
and Punjab. The city is unique in that it is not a part of either of the two states but is governed directly by the Union Government, which administers all such territories in the country. Chandigarh
Chandigarh
is bordered by the state of Punjab to the north, the west and the south, and to the state of Haryana
Haryana
to the east
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Chandigarh Capital Complex
Chandigarh Capitol Complex, located in the sector-1 of Chandigarh city in India, is a government compound designed by the architect Le Corbusier[1] and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.[2] It is spread over an area of around 100 acres and is a prime manifestation of Chandigarh's architecture. It comprises three buildings, three monuments and a lake, including the Palace of Assembly or Legislative Assembly, Secretariat, High Court, Open Hand Monument, Geometric Hill and Tower of Shadows.[3][4][5][6][7]. It was added in UNESCO World Heritage Site List in 2016. See also[edit]List of World Heritage Sites in India Lists of World Heritage Sites Chandigarh capital regionReferences[edit]^ "Le Corbusier's Capitol Complex a mess, in dire need of facelift". indianexpress.com.  ^ "Chandigarh's Capitol Complex is now a UNESCO heritage site". Retrieved 18 July 2016.  ^ "Chandigarh's Capitol Complex is now a UNESCO heritage site: All you need to know". hindustantimes.com
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Le Corbusier
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, known as Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
(French: [lə kɔʁbyˈzje]; 6 October 1887 – 27 August 1965), was a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, writer, and one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture. He was born in Switzerland
Switzerland
and became a French citizen in 1930. His career spanned five decades and he designed buildings in Europe, Japan, India, and North and South America. Dedicated to providing better living conditions for the residents of crowded cities, Le Corbusier
Le Corbusier
was influential in urban planning, and was a founding member of the Congrès International d'Architecture Moderne (CIAM)
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