Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the brand-new, cutting-edge Parliament building today.
Several Vedic ceremonies will be performed, according to reports, before PM Modi opens the new Parliament building. The Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Om Birla, and Prime Minister Modi will perform the formal inauguration of the new Parliament building on Sunday.
The exact details of the inauguration have not yet been made public, but ANI has gathered from reliable sources that it will take place in two phases.
The inauguration event will begin at noon. Contrarily, getting ready would begin the morning before the event.
However, a spectacular ceremony that will start at 7:15 am on Sunday is well-known according to reliable sources.
The inauguration will include a number of activities commencing on Sunday morning, including puja. After a formal presentation, PM Modi will take possession of the Sengol and install it. After the diya is lighted, the plaque will be revealed.
A Sarv Dharma Sabha will also take place, and PM Modi will talk with Shramjeevis.
The construction worker will get recognition from PM Modi for their contribution to the Parliament.
Puja, a Vedic ceremony performed before to the inauguration, will start at 7:30 am. There will be further pujas till nine in the morning.
Insiders claim that the swearing-in ceremony's ceremonial preparations would begin early in the day and would most likely take place under a pandal (canopy) near to the Gandhi memorial in Parliament. PM Modi, Om Birla, Speaker of the Lok Sabha, Hariwansh, Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha, and a few other senior government officials are anticipated to attend the event.
Supposedly, the dignitaries will visit the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers of the new edifice following the pujas. It is anticipated that the revered “Sengol” would be placed in the Lok Sabha chamber, precisely next to the Speaker's chair, after the performance of various ceremonies, for which priests from Tamil Nadu, including the original goldsmith who fashioned it, will be present.
The reports claim that a prayer ceremony will also take place on the grounds of the new parliament building.
The first part of the celebration will end at 9:30 am, and the second leg is scheduled to begin at noon with the singing of the national anthem in front of all the dignitaries, including Prime Minister Modi, in the Lok Sabha chamber.
By 11:30 a.m., it is expected that everyone who has been invited, including parliamentarians, the Lok Sabha speaker, the Rajya Sabha chairman, and other distinguished guests, would be seated in the Lok Sabha chamber of the new building.
During this portion of the programme, Hariwansh, the Deputy Rajya Sabha Chairman, will address. Additionally, he will read a letter of congratulations from Jagdeep Dhankar, chairman of the Rajya Sabha. President Droupadi Murmu will also read a written message on this particular occasion.
In order for the dignitaries present to talk about the new parliament's building, construction process, and significance, two short audio-video clips will also be played.
The ceremony will include remarks by the Speaker of the Lok Sabha, who serves as the guardian of the Parliament.
The ceremony would subsequently be concluded with a Vote of Thanks from the Secretary-General of the Lok Sabha, according to the sources who spoke to ANI. Along with the stamp and coin, PM Modi will commemorate the momentous event.
The event is expected to begin at about 12 o'clock and conclude at close to 1:30 o'clock.
On Saturday, the Adheenams (priests), on the eve of the new Parliament building's unveiling, gave PM Modi the sacred sceptre known as “Sengol.”
The “Sengol” monument, which commemorated the transfer of power from the British Empire to India, will remain in the new Parliament structure.
On Friday, Prime Minister Modi unveiled a video of the new Parliament Building and said that the iconic building will be an inspiration to all Indians.
Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet that everyone in India will be proud of the new Parliament building. Viewers may get a glimpse of this well-known building in this video. I have a particular request, so if you can, share this video with your own voiceover that reflects your emotions. I'll tweet a few of them once again. Use the hashtag #MyParliamentMyPride whenever possible.
The construction of the new Parliament building was a significant project. Several large building projects were also conducted off-site at that time. In addition, materials from all throughout the country were employed in the construction.
Representatives of the government claim that the red and white sandstone came from Sarmathura in Rajasthan and the teak wood came from Nagpur in Maharashtra.
The floor coverings for the new structure were purchased in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh.
The bamboo wood flooring comes from Agartala in the Indian state of Tripura.
They were bought from the Stone Jali Works in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajnagar, Rajasthan.
Materials from Indore, Madhya Pradesh were used to create the Ashok Chakra, while Aurangabad, Maharashtra and Jaipur, Rajasthan were used to create the Ashok Emblem.
Some of the furniture was bought in Mumbai. Lakha was the source of the granite used in Jaisalmer. The Ambaji White marble came from Ambaji, Rajasthan. Kesharia Green Stone was bought from Udaipur.
The stone sculptures came from Abu Road and Udaipur, while the stone aggregate was quarried in Kotputali, Rajasthan.
The Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha false ceiling steel structures came from the Union Territory of Daman and Diu, whilst the M-Sand and Fly Ash Bricks, the Brass Work, and the Pre-cast Trenches were bought from Chakari Dadri in Haryana, Ahmedabad in Gujarat, and NCR Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, respectively.
The new Parliament building, which embodies the spirit of independent India (Aatmanirbhar Bharat), maintains the government.
The present Parliament building was completed in 1927 and will shortly become 100 years old. There wasn't enough room in this building to accommodate the demands at hand. The lack of appropriate preparations for the MPs' meetings was impeding the efficacy of the Members' work in both Houses.
The Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha both passed resolutions asking the government to develop a new Parliament building in light of the aforementioned. Thus, on December 10, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the new Parliament building. The recently finished Parliament building was built quickly and using top-quality materials.
The newly constructed Parliamentary building, which will support the continued growth of India's famous democratic traditions and constitutional values, is now outfitted with state-of-the-art facilities to help Members perform their responsibilities more successfully.
The new Parliament building would enable 888 Lok Sabha members to sit down.
250 Rajya Sabha members and 543 Lok Sabha members may both convene in the existing Parliament building.
Plans have been created, taking into account future requirements, for a gathering of 888 Lok Sabha members and 384 Rajya Sabha members in the recently constructed Parliament building. The combined session of both Houses will take place in the Lok Sabha Chamber.
On May 28, the new Parliament building will be dedicated. 25 political parties, some of which are not members of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), have been confirmed and sent to the Centre to participate in the event.
The Shinde faction of the Shiv Sena, the Republican Party of India, the AIADMK, Apna Dal, NPP, and NPF are other NDA groups who have confirmed their attendance for the event on Sunday.
The TDP, YSRCP, and Biju Janata Dal are just a few of the neutral parties who will be present for the inauguration.
The opposition parties Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP), and Janata Dal-Secular will all be in attendance on Sunday.
For the inauguration of the new parliament building, invitations have been sent out both physically and electronically.
In addition to the present members of both houses of Parliament, invitations have reportedly also been sent to the past Rajya Sabha Chairman and Lok Sabha Speaker. All chief ministers are welcome to attend the inauguration ceremony as well. Furthermore, invitations have been sent to the Secretaries of each Indian government ministry.
The new building's primary architect, Bimal Patel, as well as well-known businessman Ratan Tata, whose company TATA constructed it, have both been invited to the ceremony marking its inauguration.
Additionally, a letter of invitation has been sent to a number of famous people, including actresses and sportsmen.