On May 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi dedicated the new parliament building to the people of this country. He unveiled the plague and installed the Sengol, also called the Dharma and Nyaya Danda inside the parliament, as a symbol of the transfer of power from the clutches of the British era to the Bharat era.
The Internet is filled with mesmerising pictures of sculptures, artefacts, details, embroidery and lightings inside the new building. There is an exact representation of Vedic events be it Samdra Manthan, Chanakya, Akhand Bharat, Ashoka Emblem and other glorious events from the past.
The PM entered the premises holding the holy Sengol, Sadhus were walking ahead of him chanting Mantras and Shlokas, creating a positive and holy environment.
Let us take you to an interesting detail which shows how, the new parliament is a clear depiction of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’ and why we Indians should take pride in this building as it freed us from the colonial slavery mindset.
The new parliament catches the spirit from every part of the country, as almost every region of the country has contributed to the making of this building. From carpets to sculptures, from portraits to stone and marble, artists and the material have travelled from different parts of the country for this new building.
Some examples are:
- The carpets in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh
- The Bamboo flooring inside the building is from Agartala in Tripura
- The stone carvings in the building are from Rajasthan
- Kesharia green stone was especially transported from Udaipur
- The Red granite is from Lakha near Ajmer
- The white marble is from Ambaji in Rajasthan
- Teakwood used in the building is from Nagpur in Maharashtra
- Red & White Sandstone is from Sarmathura in Rajasthan
- The steel structure for the false ceilings in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha chambers is from the Union Territory of Daman & Diu
- The furniture in the new building was crafted in Mumbai
- Stone ‘jaali’ (lattice) works dotting the building are from Rajnagar in Rajasthan & Noida in Uttar Pradesh
- The Materials for Ashoka Emblem from Aurangabad in Maharashtra & Jaipur in Rajasthan
- Ashok Chakra donning massive walls of Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha chambers and exteriors of Parliament Building were from Indore in Madhya Pradesh
- Stone carving is done by sculptors from Abu Road & Udaipur in Rajasthan
- Manufactured sand (M-sand) is used in the construction and is from Charkhi Dadri in Haryana.
- Stone aggregates are from Kotputali, Rajasthan
- Fly Ash Bricks used in the construction are from Haryana & Uttar Pradesh
- Brassworks and pre-cast trenches are from Ahmedabad in Gujarat
- Reinstalled Sacred Sengol of India was made in TamiNadu in 1947. Madurai Adheenam Head Priest from Tamilnadu attended & blessed PM Modi Ji by handing over Sacred Sengol to him.
- Triangular-shaped four-story Parliament Building has a built-up area of 64500 sqm. It has 3 main gates —Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar & Karma Dwar, representing Hindu Ideology & Preachings.
The new Parliament building is designed to enable 888 members to sit in the Lok Sabha. In the present building of the Parliament, there is a provision for the sitting of 543 Members in the Lok Sabha and 250 in the Rajya Sabha.
Keeping in view the future requirements, arrangements have been made for a meeting of 888 members in the Lok Sabha and 384 members in the Rajya Sabha in the newly constructed building of the Parliament. The joint session of both Houses will be held in the Lok Sabha Chamber.
Now the newly constructed building of Parliament, which will work to further enrich India’s glorious democratic traditions and constitutional values, is also equipped with state-of-the-art facilities which will help the Members to perform their functions in a better way.
The present building of the Parliament was completed in 1927 and is now going to be almost 100 years old. The lack of space was being experienced in this building as per the present requirements. In both Houses, there was also a lack of convenient arrangements for the sitting of the MPs which was affecting the efficiency of the work of the Members.