New Parliament inauguration historic moment, reflects unity in diversity, says Religious leaders

Religious leaders who performed ‘Sarva Dharma Prarthana’ (inter-faith prayer) on Sunday described the inauguration of the new Parliament building as a “historic moment,” saying it reflected India’s ethos of unity in diversity.

Religious leaders chanted prayers in various languages during the sarva-dharma prarthana. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, several Union ministers, and chief ministers from several states attended the ‘Sarva Dharma Prarthana’ (multi-faith prayer) ceremony at the new Parliament House.

“Today, we have given the message of unity in diversity,” stated Jewish Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar, who participated in the multi-faith prayers at the new Parliament building’s inauguration.

Lama Chosphel Zotpa, president of the Himalaya Buddhist Cultural Association, stated that everyone should work together for the country’s growth, putting politics aside.

“The new Parliament House has been inaugurated today. I offered prayers according to Buddhist rituals. Everyone should work for the growth of the country unitedly and keep politics aside,” said Lama Chosphel Zotpa.

According to Jasbeer Kaur, who participated in the multi-faith prayers at the inauguration, the Parliament building represents change.

“The new Parliament building represents change and it is a historic moment for us. Every Indian should stay united,” said Jasbeer Kaur.

Meanwhile, Jain priest Acharya Lokesh Muni commented “We witnessed a historic moment when the ‘Dharma Dand’ was installed in the new Parliament today.”

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