The second day of the special Parliament session is all set to take place in the new Parliament building on Tuesday (September 19) where the preparations were under full swing.
Gate number one of the old building was decked up with flowers and illuminated with lights as the leaders will be using the same gate to shift into the new building. The special gift hampers which will be given to MPs tomorrow on the opening day arrived at the venue which consisted of– Constitution of India, a commemorative coin, and stamp, and a booklet on the new Parliament. Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with the ministers will march to the new Parliament building on Tuesday before the commencement of the multiple events.
After the transition is made to the new parliament, all the MPs will assemble at 9:15 a.m. which will be followed by a group photo at 9:30 a.m. A function will take place at the Central hall at 11 am. PM Modi, Rajya Sabha Chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar, and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla will be leading the function in the Central Hall of Parliament in a bid to commemorate the country’s rich parliamentary legacy. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will hold their first sittings in the new Parliament building at 1:15 pm and 2:15 pm respectively.
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On Monday, both houses were adjourned after a detailed discussion on the Parliamentary democracy in the last 75 years. Both the two Houses discussed ‘Parliamentary Journey of 75 years starting from Samvidhan Sabha – Achievements, Experiences, Memories and Learnings’ on the first day of the Special Session of Parliament with Prime Minister Narendra Modi initiating the debate in Lok Sabha.
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The Special Session will continue till September 22.
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Bidding farewell to the old Parliament building, Prime Minister Modi mentioned that it served as the Imperial Legislative Council before India’s independence and was recognized as the Parliament of India post-independence. “It is a very emotional moment to bid farewell to this building. As we leave this building our mind is filled with many emotions and memories,” Modi said.
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In his 52-minute speech, the prime minister recalled the bravery of Bhagat Singh and Batukeshwar Dutt who hurled bombs in the same Parliament to wake up the British empire from its slumber. “The echo of that bomb still gives sleepless nights to those who wish well for this country,” he said.
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In the journey of 75 years, PM Modi said, the House has created the best of the conventions and traditions which has seen the contribution of all and witnessed by all. “We might be shifting to the new building but this building will keep on inspiring the coming generation. As it is a golden chapter of the journey of Indian democracy,” he said.
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The Prime Minister noted the renewed confidence, achievement, and capabilities that are being infused in the first light of the Amrit Kaal, and how the world is discussing India’s and Indians’ achievements. “This is a result of the collective effort of our 75 years of Parliamentary history,” he said.
The new Parliament building was inaugurated by PM Modi on May 28.