New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Parliament building in the national capital on Sunday.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla accompanied Modi inside the Parliament Building. Vedic chants by priests from Karnataka and other parts of Uttara Pradesh were performed. Earlier Modi performed “Ganapati Havana” to invoke God Shree Ganesha and other Vastu Devatas to bless the opening of the new ‘Vastu’ of Parliament building.
Modi thereafter prostrated before the “Sengol”, the symbol of ‘Transfer of Power’ used during ‘Chola’ dynasty.
PM Modi Says New Parliament is Temple of Democracy
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi today inaugurated the new parliament building and installed a historic sceptre ‘Sengol’ near the Lok Sabha Speaker’s chair. Speaking at the building for the first time, the PM said that the new Parliament is a temple of democracy. A puja and a multi-faith prayer were held on the occasion. He also unveiled a commemorative plaque for the new building. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Adheenam seers were present at the event. The seers handed over the ‘Sengol’ to PM Modi who walked into the new Parliament building and installed it.
This is not just a complex but a symbol of the aspirations of 140 crore Indians, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said about the new parliament building, which he inaugurated this morning in a grand ceremony that saw attendance from 25 parties. 20 opposition parties are boycotting the event, accusing the PM of completely sidelining President Droupadi Murmu.
PM Modi said as India surges ahead, the new parliament building will also contribute to the world’s progress.
“The new Parliament building will be a testament to the dawn of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). It will be a witness to our journey towards a Viksit Bharat (developed India),” he said.
“Some moments in the developmental journey of a nation get immortalised, today is one such day…The new Parliament complex will witness the realisation of our ‘developed India’ resolution,” the PM said.
On the historic sceptre ‘sengol’ that he installed in the new Lok Sabha chamber today, the PM said it was seen as a symbol of service and nationalism in the Chola empire. “This sengol is a symbol of the transfer of power. Adeenam saints blessed us in Parliament.