Narendra Modi in presence of several political leaders and personalities laid the foundation stone for the new parliament building.
Foundation Stone For New Parliament Building Laid
The ceremony was held on December 10, 2020, where the Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the new parliament building. This ceremony marked the presence of Amit Shah, Om Birla, Rajnath Singh and several other cabinet ministers and leaders.
Apart from the political leaders business tycoons like Ratan Tata and some religious leaders also graced the event. After laying the foundation stone at around 1 pm a multifaith religious ritual/prayer was held at 1.30 Pm.
The multifaith prayer or more precisely the Sarva dharma Prarthana was conducted to show the unity between all the religious groups in India. And hence promoted secularism at its best. Because the New Parliament Building is for every citizen of the country. The project is expected to be completed by 2022 and is expected to cost around Rs 971 crore.
Talking about the facilities of the new Parliament building it is designed to have a massive seating capacity for the upper house and the lower house. With that, there will be amenities like Constitution hall, library, lounge, better dining areas and much bigger parking space than the old building.
PM Modi Addresses The Nation
On the occasion, Narendra Modi addressed the nation at around 2 pm where he spoke on the significance of the new parliament building. The Prime Minister said that this new building will make every citizen proud.
Because it will be built in an independent country as the present parliament building was built by the British. Thus an independent and democratic country like India needs a parliament building that has been made by their own people.
He also added that the new building will have better facilities and amenities than the old one. Modi assured that there will be no space crunch in the new parliament building as it will be highly spacious. Apart from that he also spoke on how the citizens can work collaboratively in making India a developed nation and aim to make India an ideal example of how a democratic nation should be.
Modi added that every work that is being done now should be envisioned to 2047 when we will mark 100 years of independence. He added that it should be everyone’s vision to see India reaching several milestones by 2047 so that it can stand as completely independent, self-reliant and thus prove to be the ideal example of the biggest and the most successful democracy.
And the new Parliament building is the stepping stone towards the fulfilment of this vision.
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