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Watch: PM Modi shares first look of new Parliament building

The inauguration ceremony of the new Parliament building will take place on Sunday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday shared the first glimpse of India’s new Parliament House which will be dedicated to the nation on Sunday.

Saying that the new Parliament building will make every Indian proud, PM shared the video of the newly-constructed complex on Twitter.

PM Modi will receive the sacred symbol of fair and equitable governance, Sengol and install it in the new Parliament House. This is the same Sengol that was accepted by the first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru at his residence on the night of August 14, in the presence of several leaders.

“Even after 75 years of independence, most of the people in India are not aware of this event in which India’s transfer of power took place through handing over of Sengol to Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. It was a special occasion on the night of August 14, 1947, celebrating India’s independence,” Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday.

“On this night Jawaharlal Nehru received the ‘Sengol’ from the Adheenams (Priests) of the ThiruvaduthuraiAdheenam (Mutt) in Tamil Nadu, who had specially arrived for the occasion. It was precisely the moment in which power was transferred by the British into the hands of Indians. What we are celebrating as independence is actually marked by the very moment of handing over the ‘Sengol’,” he added.

PM Modi took the decision to adopt the Sengol as a national symbol of the Amrit Kaal. The new building of Parliament will witness the very same event, with Adheenam (Priests) repeating the ceremony and vesting the PM with the Sengol.

“The Sengol is profound in meaning, which is derived from the Tamil word Semmai, meaning righteousness. It is blessed by the high priests of a leading Dharmic Mutt in Tamil Nadu. The Nandi, with its unyielding gaze as the beholder of ‘Nyaya’, is hand-carved at the top. Most importantly, the recipient of the Sengol has the ‘order’ (Aanai in Tamil) to rule justly and fairly. This is what is most appealing, for those elected to serve the people must never forget this,” said Shah.

The same Sengol from 1947 will be installed by Prime Minister in the Lok Sabha, prominently close to the Speaker’s podium. It will be displayed for the nation to see and will be taken out on special occasions.