Parliament inauguration highlights: New building a ‘shining example’ of country's vision, says PM Modi
Parliament building inauguration highlights: Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also present with along with PM Modi during the pooja.
New Parliament building inauguration highlights: “India is the mother of democracy. It is also the foundation of global democracy. Democracy is our 'Sanskaar', idea & tradition,” PM Modi said in his first address from India's new Parliament building today in a ceremony which began with an early morning havan and multi-faith prayer ceremony.
Earlier, PM Modi installed the sacred 'Sengol' in the Lok Sabha chamber, right next to the Speaker's chair, after performing puja. He was handed over the historic 'Sengol' by Adheenams before it was installed by the prime minister in the new Parliament building.
The ceremony began with traditional prayers and Vedic rituals which continued an hour. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was also present with along with PM Modi during the pooja.
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Here's a round-up of what we know so far on the new Parliament building inauguration
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, inaugurated the country's new Parliament building on Sunday morning.
'Sengol', a historic sceptre, was installed next to the Speaker's chair by PM Modi after performing the necessary rituals. The installation ceremony was attended by 'Adheenams' from Tamil Nadu. PM Modi was seen bowing to the Sengol and seeking blessings from these priests from southern India.
During the inaugural address, given by the dignitaries, messages from President Droupadi Murmu and Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankar were sent and read out by Deputy Rajya Sabha Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh.May 28, 2023 07:13 PM IST
Where is new Parliament building located in New Delhi? How to reach?
The new Parliament building is located at the heart of the Central Vista at Sansad Marg, Gokul Nagar in New Delhi and adjacent to the old Parliament building.
Closet Metro stations?
-Central Secretariat (Yellow and Violet Line)
-Udyog Bhawan (Yellow Line)
-Patel Chowk (Yellow Line)
-Janpath (Violet Line)
-Rajiv Chowk (Yellow and Blue Line)May 28, 2023 06:59 PM IST
New Parliament building updates: Film stars extend wishes for inauguration ceremony; SRK, Akshay Kumar share videos with voice-overs
Bollywood stars Shah Rukh Khan and Akshay Kumar shared a glimpse of the new Parliament building on Saturday extending their wishes for the inauguration ceremony and said it will contribute towards a "new India" and become a symbol of the country's growth story.
“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. A new Parliament building for a New India but with the age old dream of Glory for India. Jai Hind! #MyParliamentMyPride,” Shah Rukh wrote on Twitter.
“Proud to see this glorious new building of the Parliament. May this forever be an iconic symbol of India’s growth story. #MyParliamentMyPride” Akshay Kumar tweeted.May 28, 2023 06:37 PM IST
'Sarva Dharma Prarthana' (inter-faith prayer) performed during inauguration ceremony
A ‘Sarva Dharma Prarthana’ (inter-faith prayer) was perfomed at the new Parliament buidling's inauguration ceremony on Sunday during which the religious leaders chanted prayers in various languages.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, union ministers and chief ministers of several states were among those who participated in this multi-faith prayer ceremony held at the new Parliament House.May 28, 2023 06:28 PM IST
Comments from Oppostion leaders after inauguration ceremony of new Parliament building
May 28, 2023 06:15 PM IST
- NCP chief Sharad Pawar: “I saw the event in the morning. I am happy I didn't go there. I am worried after seeing whatever happened there.” He pointed out the rituals performed during the inauguration ceremony and said “I fear that we are taking our country backward by decades.”
- Congress leader and Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot: “The 20 parties that hold importance in democracy had to boycott (new Parliament inauguration) under compulsion. So from this, you can understand what message would have been sent to the country and the world. People will not accept this. There will be trouble for the party (BJP) & PM in the coming times.”
- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi: “Parliament is the voice of the people! The Prime Minister is considering the inauguration of the Parliament House as a coronation.”
Why were Opposition parties boycotting new Parliament building's inauguration ceremony
Almost 20 Opposition parties announced their boycott of the new Parliament building's inauguration after the ruling BJP sent an invitation for the ceremony. They raised questions about why the prime minister should inaugurate the new Parliament instead of the president.May 28, 2023 05:36 PM IST
‘Good fortune that we restored dignity of sacred Sengol’: PM Modi
In the inaugural ceremony of the new Parliament building, PM Modi said the Sengol in 1947 symbolised of “transfer of power” under the guidance of Rajaji and the Adheenams.
"Recently, a lot of information related to its (Sengol's) history has come out in the media. I don't want to go into detail. But, I believe it is our good fortune that we have been able to restore the dignity of the sacred Sengol. Whenever proceedings begin in this Parliament House, Sengol will continue to inspire us all," Modi said.May 28, 2023 05:11 PM IST
PM Modi's tribute to Savarkar on his birth anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, several Union ministers, and MPs paid floral tributes to Hindutva icon VD Savarkar on his birth anniversary in the Central Hall of the old Parliament building.
“Veer Savarkar's personality consisted of firmness and magnanimity. His fearless and self-respecting nature did not like the mentality of slavery at all. A few days later, on June 4, is the birth anniversary of Saint Kabirdas ji. The path shown to us by Kabirdas ji is equally relevant even today,” Modi saidMay 28, 2023 04:32 PM IST
Where was the sceptre, ‘Sengol’ installed in new Parliament buidling?
The historic sceptre which has its connection to the “Chola empire” was installed right next to the Speaker's chair in the new Parliament building by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after performing puja on Sunday morning.
Modi was handed over the historic 'Sengol' by high priests of various adheenams or maths in Tamil Nadu before its instalment in the new building.May 28, 2023 04:16 PM IST
'Starting point of India's journey towards excellence': Amit Shah on new Parliament inauguration
Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday said that the inauguration of the new Parliament building is “the starting point of the country's journey towards excellence in every field.”
"PM @narendramodi Ji dedicated the new Parliament to the nation. The edifice is not only the place where people's aspirations will bloom to fruition but is also the marker of the beginning of India's journey towards excellence in every field in the Amrit Kaal," Shah tweeted with the hashtag #MyParliamentMyPride.May 28, 2023 03:58 PM IST
New Parliament a ‘shining example’ of country's vision, says PM Modi
In his inaugural address in the new Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the building should be “a shining example of the country's vision and resolve of New India.”
PM Modi said about the digital gallery created in the new complex to honour the hard work of over 60,000 labourers wo were part of the construction.May 28, 2023 03:42 PM IST
Here's a round-up of what we know so far about inauguration ceremony
May 28, 2023 03:38 PM IST
- Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the new Parliament building to the nation by unveiling the plaque marking the inauguration.
- Modi also felicitated the construction workers with traditional shawls and handed over mementoes.
- 'Sarv-dharma' prayers were performed at the new Parliament building, with priests from different religions reciting the traditional verses.
- Earlier, Modi installed the sacred 'Sengol' in the new Lok Sabha chamber, right next to the Speaker's chair, after performing puja.
‘Delighted to see’: PM Modi in his tweet on ‘Sengol’ installation
“Delighted to see Sengol being recognized at the inauguration of the new building of the Indian Parliament. Its august presence illustrates how heritage and progress merge beautifully, giving us added inspiration to fulfil people’s aspirations,” PM Modi said in his tweet.May 28, 2023 03:32 PM IST
‘Privilege to witness a moment of history’: MEA Jaishankar lauds new Parliament inauguration
“A privilege to witness a moment of history-the inauguration of India’s new Parliament by PM @narendramodi. This is a statement of #Atmanirbharbharat, of our traditions and achievements as much as of our aspirations. Our democratic heritage, practices and values are a key aspect of our foreign policy. Confident that this new Parliament will be a vibrant forum for greater international exchanges”, the minister tweeted.May 28, 2023 03:20 PM IST
NCP's Pawar slams Modi govt for not inviting President, vice-president to inauguration ceremony
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar on Sunday said that he was not happy to see the inauguration of the new Parliament building, ANI reported.
"What is happening there is exactly the reverse of what Pt Nehru who had a concept to make a society based on modern science. It's the government's responsibility to invite President and Vice president. Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla was present, but Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar, the head of Rajya Sabha, wasn't there. Therefore the whole event looks like it was for a limited people ...," he said.May 28, 2023 03:06 PM IST
President Murmu, vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhar send messages for inauguration ceremony
President Droupadi President Droupadi Murmu and vice-president Jagdeep Dhankhar on Sunday sent their warm wishes on the occasion of new Parliament building inauguration and their messages were read out by Rajya Sabha deputy chairman Harivansh during the ceremony.May 28, 2023 02:57 PM IST
New Parliament witnesses rise of 'self-reliant India': PM Modi in his inaugural address
“The new Parliament building will be a testament to the dawn of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). It will be a witness to our journey towards a Viksit Bharat (developed India),” Modi saidMay 28, 2023 02:48 PM IST
‘Coronation of monarch’: Left parties slam PM Modi over inauguration
The Left parties on Sunday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi, over the new Parliament buidling inauguration and compared the event to ‘coronation of monarch’.
Around 20 opposition parties decided to boycott the event over the prime minister and not the president inaugurating the building.
CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury alleged that the inauguration ceremony was held amid "loud propaganda" with the declaration of a "new India".
"This declaration of a 'New India' comes in the absence of the President of India, Vice President of India and opposition parties! India = Nation and Citizen; New India = Raja and Praja," Yechury said in his tweet.May 28, 2023 02:30 PM IST
What Speaker OM Birla said in his inauguration speech in new Parliament
In the Parliament building inauguration ceremony, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla said that the country is witnessing a “historical event”. He further said,
May 28, 2023 02:23 PM IST
- "I would like to congratulate the Prime Minister whose dedication and guidance, this Parliament got built in less than 2.5 years."
- “I would also like to thank all those who worked for the Parliament. The construction workers stayed committed even during the tough Covid phase”
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor's stand differs from his party on ‘Sengol’, says ‘Everyone should embrace’
Congress MP Shashi Tharoor on Sunday took a stand on ‘Sengol’ that differed from his party's as he said, “My own view on the Sengol controversy is that both sides have good arguments. The government rightly argues that the sceptre reflects a continuity of tradition by embodying sanctified sovereignty and the rule of dharma. The Opposition rightly argues that the Constitution was adopted in the name of the people and that sovereignty abides in the people of India as represented in their Parliament. It is not a kingly privilege handed down by divine right.”May 28, 2023 02:15 PM IST
‘Matter of Pride…immense happiness’: President Murmu on new Parliament buidling inauguration
President Droupadi Murmu on Sunday welcomed the inauguration of the new Parliament building and said it marks “matter of pride and immense happiness for th entire nation.”May 28, 2023 02:11 PM IST
‘Sengol’ considered as ‘symbol of Kartavya path’ in the Chola empire: PM Modi
"In the Chola empire, it (Sengol) was considered a symbol of the Kartavya path (path of duty), Seva Path (path of service) and Rashtra path (path of the nation)," PM Modi said in his first speech in the new Parliament.
Sengol, a historic sceptre was installed by the prime minister next to Speaker's chair in Lok Sabha after inaugurating the new Parliament building.May 28, 2023 01:56 PM IST
What PM Modi said on the sacred ‘Sengol’
PM Modi installed the sacred 'Sengol' in the new Lok Sabha chamber, right next to the Speaker's chair, after performing puja.
"It is our good fortune that we have been able to restore the pride of the holy 'Sengol'. Whenever proceedings start in this House the 'Sengol' will inspire us," PM Modi said.
PM Modi was handed over the historic 'Sengol' by Adheenams before it was installed in the new building. The Sengol marked the transfer of power from the British to Indians in 1947.May 28, 2023 01:52 PM IST
A recap of what Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman said in the new Parliament building
Describing the inauguration of the new Parliament building as an "important milestone", Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh said that it will prove to be a source of inspiration in the Amritkaal.
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman said, "It is a matter of immense happiness that a new modern Parliament was constructed in less than 2.5 years under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi."
"This day is an important milestone as it will prove to be a source of inspiration in the Amritkaal," he added.
He also read out a message from President Droupadi Murmu and Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar.May 28, 2023 01:46 PM IST
What PM Modi said on new India in his first address from new Parliament
In his first address from the new Parliament, PM Modi said, “The new Parliament building will be a testament to the dawn of Aatmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India). It will be a witness to our journey towards a Viksit Bharat (developed India),” Modi said at the event attended by former president Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Ministers Y S Jagan Reddy, Yogi Adityanath, Eknath Shinde and Neiphu Rio, foreign envoys, Parliamentarians and people from different walks of life."
“More than just a building, the new Parliament encompasses the aspirations and dreams of 1.4 billion people. It sends a powerful message to the world about India's unwavering determination,” he said.
The prime minister said the revered Sengol has also been installed in the new Parliament building on this historic day.
"In the Chola empire, it (Sengol) was considered a symbol of the Kartavya path (path of duty), Seva Path (path of service) and Rashtra path (path of the nation)," the PM added.May 28, 2023 01:38 PM IST
PM Modi interacts with several leaders as he finishes nearly hour-long speech in new Parliament
PM Modi interacted with several leaders after concluding his speech in Lok Sabha in the new Parliament.May 28, 2023 01:35 PM IST
PM Modi touts ‘modern’ new Parliament building
PM Modi said in the new Parliament, "This building is equipped with modern facilities and equipped with the latest gadgets. It has given employment to over 60,000 labourers. We have created a digital gallery to honour their hard work."May 28, 2023 01:30 PM IST
‘Today we are proud’: PM Modi in new Parliament
"From panchayat bhawan to Sansad bhawan, our inspiration is the development of our country and its people. Today, as we are proud of the construction of this new Parliament, it also gives me immense satisfaction when I think about the construction of homes for 4 crore poor people and 11 crore toilets in the country in the last 9 years. When we talk about modern facilities in the new Parliament, I feel content we have constructed over 4 lakh kilometres of roads to connect villages in the country," PM Modi says.May 28, 2023 01:26 PM IST
PM Modi explains why new Parliament ‘was need of the hour’
PM Modi said, "In future when number of MPs increases, where would they sit. Therefore, new Parliament building was need of the hour."May 28, 2023 01:25 PM IST
PM Modi on new Parliament: ‘Old and new co-exist’
“New Parliament building perfect example of co-existence of the old and new,” PM Modi asserted.May 28, 2023 01:24 PM IST
PM Modi hails new Parliament building
"Construction of new Parliament building gave employment to 60,000 workers; digital gallery dedicated to them has been built," PM Modi said.May 28, 2023 01:23 PM IST
India has left behind colonial mindset: PM Modi
Emphatically, PM Modi said in the new Parliament, “Several years of foreign rule stole our pride from us. Today, India has left behind that colonial mindset.”May 28, 2023 01:16 PM IST
‘Democracy is our Sanskaar’: PM Modi in new Parliament
PM Modi said in the new Parliament, "India is the mother of democracy. It is also the foundation of global democracy. Democracy is our 'Sanskaar', idea & tradition."May 28, 2023 01:10 PM IST
PM Modi on ‘Sengol’ in new Parliament: ‘Symbolises…’
PM Modi in his address talked about the 'Sengol' which was installed in Parliament today.
“In the Chola dynasty, the 'Sengol' symbolised justice, righteousness and good governance,” PM Modi asserted amid controversy over the spectre.
"It is our good fortune that we have been able to restore the pride of the holy 'Sengol'. Whenever proceedings start in this House the 'Sengol' will inspire us," he added.May 28, 2023 01:08 PM IST
‘When India moves forward, then the World…’: PM Modi in new Parliament
PM Modi said, "When India moves forward, then the World moves forward. This new Parliament will also lead to the development of the world through the development of India."May 28, 2023 01:03 PM IST
PM Modi's first address in new Parliament
PM Modi said, "In the development journey of every country, some moments come which become immortal. 28th May is such a day."May 28, 2023 12:49 PM IST
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla speaks in new Parliament
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla says in the new Parliament, “The entire nation is witnessing this moment today. I express my gratitude towards PM Modi under whose leadership this new Parliament was built in under 2.5 years.”May 28, 2023 12:46 PM IST
293rd head priest of Madurai Adheenam praises PM Modi: ‘Always stood with Tamil culture’
The head priest of Madurai Adheenam, Sri Harihara Desika Swamigal hailed PM Modi for inviting Tamil Adheenams and encouraging the Tamil culture to the Parliament.May 28, 2023 12:36 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi's coronation jab at PM Modi: ‘The Prime Minister is…’
As PM Modi inaugurated the new parliament building, Rahul Gandhi tweeted, “Parliament is the voice of the people! The Prime Minister is considering the inauguration of the Parliament House as a coronation.”May 28, 2023 12:18 PM IST
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh in the new Parliament
Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh in the new Parliament, "It is a matter of immense happiness that a new modern Parliament was constructed in less than 2.5 years under the leadership of PM Modi."May 28, 2023 12:11 PM IST
PM Modi arrives in the new Parliament building
PM Modi arrives in the Lok Sabha chamber of the new Parliament building as Members of Parliament and CMs of different states assemble.May 28, 2023 12:01 PM IST
Sharad Pawar is ‘happy’ that he did not attend new Parliament's opening because…
NCP chief Sharad Pawar talked about the inauguration of the new Parliament with havan, multi-faith prayers and 'Sengol' saying, “I saw the event in the morning. I am happy I didn't go there. I am worried after seeing whatever happened there. Are we taking the country backwards? Was this event for limited people only?”May 28, 2023 11:59 AM IST
Savarkar's fearless, self-respecting nature couldn't tolerate mindset of slavery: PM Modi
PM Modi hailed Hindutva ideologue V D Savarkar, saying his personality exuded strength and his fearless and self-respecting nature could not tolerate the mindset of slavery.
"Today the 28th of May, is the birth anniversary of the great freedom fighter, Veer Savarkar. The stories related to his sacrifice, courage and resolve inspire us all even today. I cannot forget the day when I went to the cell in Andaman where Veer Savarkar underwent the sentence of 'Kala paani'," PM Modi said.May 28, 2023 11:49 AM IST
Want to see the new Parliament building: Here's how you can
The new Parliament building is located at the heart of the Central Vista at Sansad Marg, Gokul Nagar in New Delhi and adjacent to the old Parliament building. Details hereMay 28, 2023 11:29 AM IST
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on ‘coffin’ controversy
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, “He (RJD) has no stand at all. Why are they saying coffin, any other example could have been given. Some angle is brought into this as well. Sometimes they speak secular, sometimes they make Nitish Kumar, who came out of BJP, their chief minister.”May 28, 2023 11:19 AM IST
Shashi Tharoor's two cents on Sengol controversy: ‘Both sides have good arguments’
Congress' Shashi Tharoor weighed in on the ongoing controversy over Sengol spctre. “My own view on the #sengol controversy is that both sides have good arguments. The government rightly argues that the sceptre reflects a continuity of tradition by embodying sanctified sovereignty & the rule of dharma. The Opposition rightly argues that the Constitution was adopted in the name of the people & that sovereignty abides in the people of India as represented in their Parliament, and is not a kingly privilege handed down by divine right,” Shashi Tharoor said.
“The two positions are reconcilable if one simply drops the debateable red herring about the sceptre having been handed to Nehru by Mountbatten to symbolise the transfer of power, a story for which there is no proof,” the Congress leader explained.May 28, 2023 11:15 AM IST
Union minister Pralhad Joshi jabs Congress as new Parliament opened
Union minister Pralhad Joshi said, “Congress can't tolerate good things happening in the country, they are lying about Sengol.”
“Parliament is a temple of democracy, people will give them a befitting reply for the way they (RJD) are using expletives for the new Parliament,” he added.Story SavedLive Score