The highly anticipated inauguration of India’s new Parliament building took place today, welcoming the nation’s esteemed leaders within its doors. The grand ceremony witnessed the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, who graced the occasion with their presence and participated in the traditional puja and havan rituals. Notably, Prime Minister Modi also installed the historic ‘Sengol’ near the Lok Sabha Speaker’s chair, adding a touch of historical significance to the momentous event.
The morning phase of the ceremony concluded around 9:30 am, paving the way for the second leg set to begin at noon. This phase will commence with the harmonious rendition of the national anthem in the Lok Sabha chamber, with all dignitaries, including Prime Minister Modi, gathering to honor the occasion.
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“New Parliament is a reflection of aspirations and dreams of 140 crore Indians”
“This is a temple of our democracy that gives a message of India’s resolution to the world”
“When India moves forward, the world moves forward”
“It is our good fortune that we could restore the dignity of the sacred Sengol. Sengol will keep on inspiring us during the proceedings of the House”
“Our democracy is our inspiration and our Constitution is our resolution”
“Amrit Kaal is a period of forging new dimensions of development while preserving our heritage”
“Today’s India is leaving behind the mentality of slavery and embracing that ancient glory of art. This new Parliament Building is a living example of this endeavour”
“We witness the spirit of Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat in every particle of this building”
“It is the first time that the contributions of Shramiks have been immortalized in the new Parliament”
“Every brick, every wall, every particle of this new Parliament House will be dedicated to the welfare of the poor”
“It is the resolution of 140 crore Indians that consecrates the New Parliament”
Indian Parliamentarians hail New Parliament Building
Indian Parliamentarians are enthusiastically applauding the magnificent New Parliament Building, viewing it as a momentous milestone in the country’s governance. With its grand architecture and state-of-the-art facilities, the new building has garnered praise from leaders across the political spectrum. They laud its ability to provide a more conducive environment for legislative deliberations, fostering collaboration and effective decision-making. Parliamentarians express their confidence that the new building will serve as a symbol of India’s progress and democratic values, further enhancing the nation’s stature on the global stage.
This landmark structure has sparked a renewed sense of pride among Indian lawmakers, who see it as a testament to the country’s unwavering commitment to upholding the democratic ideals upon which the nation was founded.
However, amidst the celebrations, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi expressed his concerns, likening the Prime Minister’s treatment of the inauguration to a “coronation” rather than a celebration of the people’s voice through Parliament. In a tweet in Hindi, Gandhi emphasized the importance of Parliament as a representative institution.
Adding to the controversy, AICC General Secretary, Organisation, K.C. Venugopal took to Twitter, pointing out the absence of former President Sh. Ramnath Kovind during the foundation stone laying ceremony, and the perceived sidelining of President Droupadi Murmu during the building’s inauguration.
On the other hand, Union Minister Arjun Munda hailed the new Parliament building, envisioning its place in the annals of history. His words carried a sense of pride and acknowledged the significance of the event.
Vice President and Rajya Sabha Chairperson Jagdeep Dhankhar shared his optimism about the new Parliament building, seeing it as a catalyst for political consensus and a symbol of freedom from the constraints of a subservient mindset. In his message, he expressed hope that the building would serve as a platform to address the aspirations of the Indian people.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah extended his heartfelt congratulations to the nation on this momentous occasion, considering it a pivotal moment in India’s journey towards excellence in all fields.
The installation of the ‘Sengol’ in the new Parliament building on May 28 ignited a war of words between the Congress and the BJP. The controversy revolved around differing opinions on who should have inaugurated the new Parliament, leading several opposition parties to boycott the event and advocate for the President, rather than the Prime Minister, to perform the inauguration ceremony.