Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 28th May 2023, Sunday dedicated the newly constructed Parliament building to the Nation. He arrived at the newly constructed Parliament building around 7:20 in the morning and paid tribute to Mahatma Gandhi's statue.
The Prime Minister entered the newly constructed Parliament building with Adheenams. He installed the Sengol (Sceptre) with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla in the New Parliament House. After performing Havan and placing Sengol in the New Parliament, Mr. Modi unveiled the plaque to mark the inauguration of the New Parliament Building.
After that, Mr. Modi felicitated people who were involved in the construction of the New Parliament House. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker also attended the Sarv Dharm (all-faith) prayer. Union Cabinet Ministers including Amit Shah, Dr. Jitendra Singh, Rajnath Singh, Ashwini Vaishnaw, Anurag Singh Thakur, Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya, Pralhad Joshi and BJP president J P Nadda also joined the Sarv Dharm prayer.
In the afternoon, Mr Modi will also launch a 75 rupees denomination coin and stamp on the historic occasion. The new building of Parliament symbolises the spirit of self-reliant India, Aatmanirbhar Bharat. The newly constructed Parliament building has been built in record time with quality construction.
The newly constructed building will work to further enrich India's glorious democratic traditions and constitutional values is also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which will help the Members to perform their functions in a better way. Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of the new building of Parliament on the 10th of December 2020.
The new Parliament building has a built-up area of 65 thousand square metres. Its triangular shape ensures optimum space utilization. The Lok Sabha hall has 888 seats and it is based on the peacock theme, the National Bird. The Rajya Sabha will have a capacity of 384 seats and it is based on a lotus theme, the National Flower.
The Lok Sabha hall will be able to accommodate 1,272 seats for joint sessions. The Building has offices which are secure, efficient, equipped with the latest communication technology and has sophisticated audio-visual systems. The state-of-the-art Constitutional Hall symbolically and physically puts the citizens at the heart of the democracy. The Central Lounge will complement the open courtyard. A platinum-rated Green Building, the new Sansad Bhawan is a symbol of India's commitment towards environmental sustainability.
An embodiment of Indian heritage, it reflects the vibrance and diversity of modern India, incorporating cultural and regional arts and crafts. The new Parliament building is accessible to people with disabilities, divyangjans. The architectural marvel stands as a proud symbol of the nation's progress. The magnificent structure represents not only progress but also the evolving spirit of the nation. (AIR NEWS)