India’s new Parliament House was dedicated to the nation by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday (May 28, 2023) in a ceremony that was preceded by the installation of the Sengol, a ceremonial sceptre which signified the transfer of power in 1947 when the country became independent.
In his address at the inauguration of the new Parliament House, Prime Minister Modi said that this was not merely a building but a reflection of the aspirations and dreams of 140 crore Indians. “This is a temple of our democracy that gives a message of India’s resolution to the world”, he said. “This new Parliament building connects planning to reality, policy to realization, willpower to execution, and sankalp to siddhi,” he added.
According to Prime Minister Modi, the new Parliament House building is an example of the coexistence of the ancient and the modern.