After doing puja, Prime Minister Narendra Modi erected the revered “Sengol” in the Lok Sabha chamber of the new Parliament building, directly next to the Speaker's chair.
Prior to its installation in the new Parliament building, PM Modi was presented with the iconic 'Sengol' by Adheenams. Sengol has been designated as the Amrit Kaal's official national emblem by PM Modi.
This is the identical Sengol that Jawaharlal Nehru, India's first prime minister, received at his home on the evening of August 14 in front of a number of influential people.
A traditional 'pooja' with Vedic ceremonies that would last for an hour has already started the ceremony. Along with PM Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was present for the pooja.
There will be two stages to the inauguration.
In a pandal (canopy) next to the Gandhi statue in Parliament, the pooja was being performed.
It is said that after the pujas, the dignitaries would tour the new building's Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers. After conducting several rites, for which priests from Tamil Nadu, including the original goldsmith who crafted it, would be present, it is expected that the hallowed “Sengol” will be put in the Lok Sabha chamber, exactly next to the Speaker's chair.
The morning portion of the celebration will conclude at about 9:30 am, and the second leg is anticipated to start at noon with the singing of the national anthem in the Lok Sabha chamber in front of all the dignitaries, including Prime Minister Modi.
All invited individuals, including lawmakers, the speaker of the Lok Sabha and the chairman of the Rajya Sabha, as well as other notable visitors, are anticipated to be seated in the Lok Sabha chamber of the new structure by 11:30 a.m.
The Deputy Rajya Sabha Chairman, Hariwansh, will speak during this part of the ceremony. He will also read a written message of congratulations from Rajya Sabha Chairman, Jagdeep Dhankar. On this occasion, President Droupadi Murmu will also read a written message.
The current Parliament building, which will soon be 100 years old, was finished in 1927. According to the current needs, this building was experiencing a space shortage. The effectiveness of the Members' work was being hampered in both Houses by the absence of suitable arrangements for the MPs' meetings.
In light of the aforementioned, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha both voted resolutions requesting the government to establish a new Parliament building. Prime Minister Narendra Modi thus set the cornerstone for the new Parliament building on December 10, 2020. The newly completed Parliament building was constructed using premium materials in record time.
The newly built Parliamentary structure, which will contribute to the future development of India's illustrious democratic traditions and constitutional ideals, is now furnished with cutting-edge amenities that will enable the Members to carry out their duties more effectively.
888 members of the Lok Sabha will be able to sit thanks to the new Parliament building.There is space in the current Parliament building for 543 Lok Sabha members to meet and 250 Rajya Sabha members to meet.
Plans have been developed for a gathering of 888 Lok Sabha members and 384 Rajya Sabha members in the newly built Parliament complex, taking future needs into consideration. The Lok Sabha Chamber will be the location of the joint session of both Houses.