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PM Modi Hails New Parliament Building As The "Temple of Democracy"

The upcoming inauguration ceremony, marked by a havan and multi-religion prayer, is anticipated to be attended by distinguished guests, while 20 opposition parties have decided to boycott the event.

PM Modi inside the new parliament building
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi praised the new Parliament building as a "temple of democracy" and expressed his hope that it would strengthen India's development trajectory and empower its people. Modi encouraged citizens to share videos of the new building on Twitter with the hashtag 'MyParliamentMyPride'.

He acknowledged the emotional voiceovers accompanying the shared videos, which conveyed a sense of pride in India's new Parliament and its commitment to fulfilling the aspirations of its citizens. Modi retweeted numerous posts featuring videos and voiceovers of the new building.

Modi emphasized the significance of the new Parliament building in making every Indian proud and invited people to share the video with their own voiceovers. The inauguration ceremony, scheduled for the following day, would commence with an early morning havan (a ritualistic fire ceremony) and a multi-religion prayer. The formal opening in the Lok Sabha by Modi would follow. The video shared by Modi offered a virtual tour of the new building, showcasing both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers.

While 25 parties were expected to attend the inauguration, 20 opposition parties had decided to boycott the event. The havan would take place outside the new building, and the ceremonial sceptre Sengol would be presented to Modi by the high priests of the Shaivite order. The Sengol would be installed near the Speaker's chair in the new Parliament building. Distinguished individuals such as former Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, former Prime Minister H D Deve Gowda, and Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh were anticipated to attend the formal inauguration of the new complex.

The triangular-shaped four-storey Parliament building covers an area of 64,500 square meters and features three main gates—Gyan Dwar, Shakti Dwar, and Karma Dwar.

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