Inaugurates New Parliament Building: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, inaugurated the New Parliament Building on Sunday. During the ceremony, Adheenam seers presented PM Modi with the ‘Sengol,’ which was originally received by the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at his residence on the night of August 14, 1947. PM Modi paid his respects by prostrating before the ‘Sengol’ and sought blessings from priests.
The new building can accommodate 888 members in the Lok Sabha and 384 members in the Rajya Sabha, with joint sessions taking place in the Lok Sabha chamber. The foundation stone for the new Parliament Building was laid by PM Modi on December 10, 2020.
PM Modi and LS Speaker Om Birla Inaugurate New Parliament Building: Multi-Faith Prayer Ceremony Marks the Occasion
PM Modi and LS Speaker Om Birla attended a multi-faith prayer ceremony at the new Parliament building. Religious leaders chanted prayers in different languages, starting the ceremony with a traditional pooja and Vedic rituals in a canopy near the Gandhi statue in Parliament.
PM Modi Honours Workers Who Built New Parliament Building
During the dedication ceremony of the new Parliament building, PM Modi paid tribute to the workers who completed its construction in record time. The Prime Minister honored the construction workers with traditional shawls and presented them with mementos.
Union Home Minister Amit Shah had previously announced that around 60,000 workers (shram yogis) would be honored by the Prime Minister during the inauguration.
PM Modi and LS Speaker Perform ‘Havan’ for New Parliament Building
The Prime Minister, accompanied by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, conducted a ‘havan’ ceremony to mark the inauguration of the new Parliament building. Priests from adheenams in Tamil Nadu offered flowers to the historic scepter ‘Sengol’ while PM Modi performed the ‘havan’ ritual.
Celebrities Extend Congratulations to PM Modi
Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to extend his congratulations to PM Modi ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
In a video showcasing the grandeur of the structure, the actor expressed his admiration, stating, “What a magnificent new home for the people who uphold our Constitution, represent every citizen of this great Nation, and protect the diversity of her one People, @narendramodi ji.” Shah Rukh Khan further highlighted that the new Parliament building signifies a fresh chapter for India while carrying the timeless dream of India’s glory. He concluded with a resounding “Jai Hind! #MyParliamentMyPride.”
What a magnificent new home for the people who uphold our Constitution, represent every citizen of this great Nation and protect the diversity of her one People @narendramodi ji.— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) May 27, 2023
A new Parliament building for a New India but with the age old dream of Glory for India. Jai Hind!… pic.twitter.com/FjXFZwYk2T
Akshay Kumar Joins in Congratulating PM Modi on New Parliament Building: “Proud to witness this magnificent new Parliament building, an enduring symbol of India’s progress. #MyParliamentMyPride.”
Ilaiyaraaja and Rajinikanth Extend Congratulations on New Parliament Building: Renowned music composer Ilaiyaraaja and actor Rajinikanth joined in expressing their congratulations on the inauguration of the new Parliament building, lauding its significance and grandeur.
இந்திய நாட்டின் புதிய பாராளுமன்றக் கட்டடத்தில் ஜொலிக்கப் போகும் தமிழர்களின் ஆட்சி அதிகாரத்தின் பாரம்பரிய அடையாளம் - செங்கோல்.#தமிழன்டா— Rajinikanth (@rajinikanth) May 27, 2023
தமிழர்களுக்குப் பெருமை சேர்த்த மதிப்பிற்குரிய பாரதப்பிரதமர் @narendramodi அவர்களுக்கு என் மனமார்ந்த நன்றி.
Social media influencer Ajeet Bharti Joins in Congratulating PM Modi on New Parliament Building: Ajeet Bharti, a prominent social media influencer, took to various platforms to extend his congratulations to PM Modi on the inauguration of the new Parliament building. His messages highlighted the significance of the iconic structure and its contribution to India’s progress.
New Parliament Building: A Temple of Democracy, Says PM Modi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi hailed the new Parliament building as a ‘temple of democracy’ and expressed his desire for it to bolster India’s development and empower millions. Sharing a video of the newly-constructed complex on Twitter, PM Modi urged people to spread the word with the hashtag ‘MyParliamentMyPride,’ emphasizing that it would make every Indian proud. The iconic structure symbolizes the strength and spirit of democracy in India.
PM Modi Meets Adheenams at Residence, Receives Blessings
Ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi welcomed Adheenams from Tamil Nadu to his residence on Saturday. During the meeting, the Adheenams presented special gifts, including ‘Sengols,’ and blessed PM Modi. This gathering served as a significant occasion of spiritual exchange and reverence.
PM Modi Installs Sengol: The Significance of a Historical Scepter Symbolizing the Transfer of Power
‘Sengol,’ a historical scepter with roots in Tamil Nadu, holds great importance as a symbol of the transfer of power. Originally given by the British to India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, it represents the momentous shift in authority. During a recent press conference, Amit Shah highlighted that ‘Sengol’ signifies the transfer of power, akin to its historical usage during the Chola dynasty in Tamil Nadu, where it marked the transition of authority from one king to another.
The term ‘Sengol’ is derived from the Tamil word ‘Semmai,’ which conveys the essence of righteousness. This treasured artifact embodies the historical significance of power transitions and upholds the spirit of righteousness in the Indian context.
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