New Parliament begins functioning from today


The proceedings of both the Houses of Parliament will commence in the New Parliament Building from Tuesday. On the second day of the Special Session of Parliament, the Lok Sabha will assemble in the new building at 1.15 pm while the Rajya Sabha will meet at 2.15 pm. All the members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will assemble at the Central Hall of Parliament House in the morning for a joint group photograph. Afterward, a function will be held to commemorate the rich legacy of the Parliament of India and resolve to make Bharat a developed nation by 2047.
On shifting both the Houses of Parliament to new buildings from tomorrow, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today said, “It is a very emotional moment to bid farewell to the old Parliament building. We are shifting to the new building but the old building will keep on inspiring the coming generation as it is a golden chapter of the journey of Indian democracy.” He said that the nation has witnessed countless incidents related to the creation of New India in the 75-year-old history of this Parliament House.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla expressed hope that all the members will enter the new Parliament house with renewed hope and expectation. He expressed confidence that India’s democracy will attain new heights in the new building.
Prime Minister Modi dedicated the new Parliament House to the nation in May this year. Our correspondent reports that the entire premise of the new Parliament House, sprawling across 65 thousand square meters, integrates regional arts, crafts, and cultural motifs, honouring the diversity and vibrancy that define modern India. The Lok Sabha Hall, which has expanded threefold, provides ample space for 888 seats. Adjacent to the Lok Sabha Hall is the Rajya Sabha Hall, which has a seating capacity of 384. This new Parliament Building also emphasizes environmental sustainability and has received a platinum rating for green buildings. The new Parliament Building is divyang-friendly, ensuring accessibility for all. This magnificent structure represents not only progress but also the evolving spirit of our nation. With its captivating design, advanced amenities, and commitment to sustainability, the new Parliament Building is a glitter of hope, guiding us toward a stronger, more inclusive, and prosperous India.