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PM Modi inaugurates new Parliament House, ‘Sengol’ installed in Lok Shabha

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the new Parliament House amid grand celebrations and installed ‘Sengol’ in the new building. PM Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, all BJP leaders, Central Government Ministers, and MPs reached the new Parliament House. At the same time, more than 20 opposition parties, including Congress, Shiv […]

Edited By : Yashashvi Tak | Updated: May 28, 2023 11:52 IST
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PM Modi inaugurates new Parliament House

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated the new Parliament House amid grand celebrations and installed ‘Sengol’ in the new building. PM Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, all BJP leaders, Central Government Ministers, and MPs reached the new Parliament House.

At the same time, more than 20 opposition parties, including Congress, Shiv Sena (UBT), AAP, Trinamool Congress (TMC), and Janata Dal (United), have boycotted the inauguration ceremony. Ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building, security has been beefed up around it. Delhi Police Special CP Dipendra Pathak said that over 70 policemen have been deployed in and around the area.

Prime Minister Modi said that today is an unforgettable day for all of us, as the new Parliament building is going to fill all of us with pride and hope. I have full faith that this divine and grand building will give new momentum and strength to the prosperity and strength of the nation, along with the empowerment of the people.

The “Sarva-Dharma’ prayer was performed after the inauguration in the new Parliament House. Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other senior officials were present during this. At the end of the prayer meeting, PM Modi met various people.

PM Narendra Modi felicitated the workers who helped in the construction and development of the new Parliament House.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Parliament House. During this, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also present.

PM Modi installed Sengol in the Lok Sabha of the new Parliament House after the rituals. PM Modi receives the blessings of various Adhim saints from Tamil Nadu after the installation of ‘Sengol’ at the new Parliament House in Delhi.

PM Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla begin the puja for the inauguration of the new Parliament House. The programme of worship will last for about an hour. After the puja, the PM will receive ‘Sengol’ and install it in the new Parliament.

21 Dharmapuram Adhanam saints from Chennai handed over Sengol to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday. Sengol will be installed in the Lok Sabha chamber of the new Parliament today between 8.30 a.m. and 9 a.m. The name Sengol is derived from the Tamil word ‘Semmai’, which means righteousness. The sceptre is a historical symbol of independence as it marks the transfer of power from the British to the Indians.

Before the inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament House, Union Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said, “Our Parliament is the temple of our democracy. There was a time when Rahul Gandhi tore our government, our PM’s ordinance in front of the public and weakened our democracy. Opposition parties have always weakened democracy. I want to thank the PM for strengthening the democratic institutions. The opposition should reconsider its decision and participate in this (function).”

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First published on: May 28, 2023 10:00 AM IST

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