Independence Day 2022: Here are some bizarre facts from inside the Indian Parliament

Independence Day 2022: Designed by British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, the foundation stone of the Indian Parliament was laid on February 12, 1921. The building was formally inaugurated by the then Governor-General Lord Irwin on January 18, 1927. The total construction cost was Rs 83 lakh. The place that previously served as the […]
 


Independence Day 2022: Here are some bizarre facts from inside the Indian Parliament

Independence Day 2022: Designed by British architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, the foundation stone of the Indian Parliament was laid on February 12, 1921. The building was formally inaugurated by the then Governor-General Lord Irwin on January 18, 1927. The total construction cost was Rs 83 lakh. The place that previously served as the Council House and also housed the Supreme Court, is not only a government structure, but a symbol of the democratic essence of this country.

 

Here are some quirky facts about the Indian Parliament:

 

  • The Parliament of India has the Central Hall, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha. The Central Hall is the place where India officially got independence. There is also a four-storey circular building which houses committee rooms, parliamentary offices and rooms for media persons who come to cover parliamentary proceedings.
  • The Parliament houses the second largest library in India, the first being the National Library in Kolkata.
  • Home of the country’s constitution, the original manual is kept in an enclosed glass in chambers filled with nitrogen.
  • The ‘circular’ structure of the Parliament House represents ‘continuity’, which is why it is also called ‘Circular House’.
  • The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha halls are in the shape of a horseshoe.
  • The President’s room is room number 13, where the newly elected President Draupadi Murmu will be sitting.
  • In the Parliament canteen, food is available for only Rs. A cup of tea for Rs.12. 1 and a heaping plate of rice for Rs. 2
  • Beautiful arrangements of flowers in different rooms of the campus are under the Horticulture Department of the Central Public Works Department.

In 2006, the Parliament Museum was added to represent the country’s long history and rich heritage. The Parliament House has served as the first house of debate since India’s independence. However, a new Parliament building is being constructed under the ‘Central Vista Redevelopment Project’. It is said that this increases the sitting capacity of the MPs.