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New Parliament Inauguration: What’s special about the new Parliament building, when will the inauguration take place, who has been invited, know the complete program

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Inauguration of New Parliament Full Details: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the new Parliament building to the nation on Sunday (May 28). The inauguration ceremony will begin in the morning with Havan and Puja and the program will conclude with PM Modi’s address. Let us tell you what is the complete opening ceremony schedule.

The program will start at 7.30 am from Havan. For this, a pandal will be constructed near Gandhi’s statue. Many ministers including Prime Minister Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will be present in this puja. After this, between 8.30 am to 9.00 am, the historic Sengol made of silver and gold plates of Tamil Nadu will be installed near the seat of the Speaker of the Lok Sabha. This ceremonial scepter, presented to the first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to mark the transfer of power in August 1947, is housed in the Nehru Gallery of the Allahabad Museum.

Program of the opening ceremony

A prayer meeting will be held at 9-9.30 am. Many great scholars, pundits and saints including Shankaracharya will be present in this prayer meeting. The second phase of the program will begin at 12 noon with the National Anthem. Two short films will also be screened on this occasion. This was followed by the Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, the Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and the Speaker Draupadi Murmu Preparations have been made for Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge’s speech in the Rajya Sabha when the message will be read. However, they have decided to boycott the ceremony. Lok Sabha Speaker will also address on this occasion.

 

Commemorative coins will be issued

A commemorative coin of Rs 75 and postage stamp will also be released on the occasion. This coin weighing 35 grams is made of four metals. On one side is the lion of the Ashoka pillar, below which is written Satyamev Jayate and India in Devanagari on the left and India in English on the right. It also has a rupee symbol. The other side of the coin has a picture of the new Parliament building. At the end of this program, Prime Minister Modi will address. The program will conclude around 2-2.30 pm.

 

A feature of the new parliament building

Prime Minister Modi laid the foundation stone of the new Parliament building on December 10, 2020. The new building has been constructed by Gujarat-based company HCP. It is designed to have a seating capacity of 888 members in the Lok Sabha chamber and 384 members in the Rajya Sabha chamber. The Lok Sabha hall can seat 1,272 members for a joint session. Constructed by Tata Projects Limited, the new building has a spacious Constitution Hall, a lounge for MPs, a library, café, dining area, committee meeting rooms, large parking areas as well as a VIP lounge.

The building area of ​​the triangular shaped four-storied Parliament Building is 64,500 square meters. The building has three main gates – Gnan Dwar, Shakti Dwar and Karma Dwar. It has a separate entrance for VIPs, MPs and guests. The new Parliament House will be handicapped accessible and will have approximately 92 rooms for cabinet use. The materials used in the construction of the new Parliament building were brought from different parts of the country.

To whom was the invitation letter sent for the program?

Invitations have been sent to all MPs and prominent leaders for the inauguration of the building. Along with this, Bimal Patel, secretary of all central government ministries, industrialist Ratan Tata, the chief architect of the building, has also been invited. Invitation letters have also been sent to many prominent personalities including sportsmen and film stars.

Why was the new parliament building built?

According to information provided on Central Vista’s website, the old building is not able to meet the current requirements in terms of facilities and technology. Keeping these things in mind, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha passed resolutions requesting the government to construct a new building for Parliament.