New Parliament building was need of the hour, says PM Modi1 min read 28 May 2023, 01:10 PM IST
When India moves forward, then the World moves forward: PM Modi
During the second leg of the inauguration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the new Parliament building was the need of the hour.
PM Modi added, “Several years of foreign rule stole our pride from us. Today, India has left behind that colonial mindset."
“This new Parliament will also lead to the development of the world through the development of India," said PM Modi.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and several Cabinet ministers, attended a significant 'Sarv-dharma' prayer ceremony held at the newly constructed Parliament building.
The ceremony, which aimed to promote religious inclusivity and unity, brought together leaders from different faiths to offer prayers and blessings.
Modi also honoured the workers who made significant contributions to the construction of the new Parliament building.
The new Parliament Building will represent the ethos of India with different materials of the building sourced from India's various regions. The sandstone for the building has been brought from Rajasthan's Samthura while the Ashoka Chakras inside both houses have been sourced from Indore.
The newly constructed Parliament building will accommodate a larger number of members, with seating capacity for 888 individuals in the Lok Sabha. In contrast, the existing Parliament building currently allows for the seating of 543 Members in the Lok Sabha and 250 in the Rajya Sabha.
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