With peacock-themed Lok Sabha ceiling and carpets, the new Parliament building is all set to be inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on May 28. A new video of the Parliament House shows the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha from high angles. The new Parliament has been constructed on three themes – the banyan tree, peacock and the lotus.
The historic “Sengol" will also be installed near the Lok Sabha speaker’s seat. The peacock theme extends to the carpets and ceiling of the Lok Sabha.
The carpets in the new Parliament have been sourced from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh and the stone carvings from Rajasthan, reflecting the diverse culture of India.
The teakwood used in the new Parliament building was sourced from Nagpur in Maharashtra, while the red and white sandstone was procured from Sarmathura in Rajasthan. The sandstone for the Red Fort and Humayun's Tomb in the national capital was also known to have been sourced from Sarmathura.
The Kesharia green stone has been carefully procured from the city of Udaipur, while the red granite has been sourced from the vicinity of Lakha near Ajmer. Additionally, the white marble used in the project has been meticulously obtained from Ambaji in Rajasthan.
The materials for the Ashoka Emblem were sourced from Aurangabad in Maharashtra and Jaipur in Rajasthan. The Ashok Chankra which dons the walls of the two Houses of Parliament were procured from Indore in Madhya Pradesh.
PM Narendra Modi also tweeted the video of the new Parliament House and said, “The new Parliament building will make every Indian proud. This video offers a glimpse of this iconic building."
“I have a special request- share this video with your own voice-over, which conveys your thoughts. I will re-Tweet some of them. Don’t forget to use #MyParliamentMyPride," he said.
PM Narendra Modi will inaugurate the new Parliament building on Sunday, May 25. The ceremony will begin with a havan and a multi-religion prayer. It will be followed by a formal opening in the Lok Sabha chamber by PM Modi.
As many as 25 parties are expected to attend the inauguration of the new Parliament building. As many as 20 Opposition parties have decided to boycott the inaugural event.
The Opposition has stepped up its attack on Prime Minister Modi over the inauguration of the new Parliament building, with the Congress saying "one man's ego and desire for self-promotion" has denied the first tribal woman President her constitutional privilege to inaugurate the complex.
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