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PM Modi Unveils New Name for Old Parliament Building

Prime Minister Narendra Modi revealed the new name for the old parliament building, which will now be known as “Samvidhan Sadan” or “Constitution House.” This significant decision was made during the Prime Minister’s farewell speech from the old parliament building before he led all Members of Parliament on foot to the new parliament building, which will serve as the official Indian parliament going forward.

During his speech, PM Modi emphasized the importance of this moment, stating, “Today, we are taking leave from here and heading to the new parliament building. This is auspicious as today is Ganesh Chaturthi.” He then turned towards the speakers of both houses seated beside him and made a heartfelt request.

“I appeal to you, and I hope you will consider it after deliberation. Now that we are going there (the new parliament building), the glory of this house should never decline. We shouldn’t just call it the ‘old parliament’. I request, if both of you permit, that this building should be known as ‘Samvidhan Sadan’ so that it always serves as an inspiration for us. When we call it ‘Samvidhan Sadan,’ the memories of those great people who once sat here in the Constituent Assembly get linked to it. We shouldn’t let go of this opportunity to offer this gift to the coming generations,” PM Modi passionately stated.

The old parliament building, an iconic architectural masterpiece designed by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, was completed in 1927 and has stood for 96 years. Over time, it became apparent that the building was no longer suitable to meet the modern requirements of the Indian parliament.

In his address to the Lok Sabha, PM Modi paid heartfelt tributes to “every brick” of the old building and expressed his optimism about the new beginning in the new parliament building. He highlighted the “new hope and confidence” that Members of Parliament would carry with them into this new era.

Government sources have indicated that the old building will not be demolished but instead “retrofitted” to create more functional spaces for parliamentary events. Some reports suggest that a portion of the old building may be transformed into a museum.

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Source: NDTV

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