New Parliament Building Grand Inauguration Ceremony: On May 28, 2023, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to inaugurate the new Parliament edifice with a seven-hour ceremony. The ceremony will begin with a havan and puja and end with a speech from Prime Minister Modi.
The new Parliament building will include a large auditorium for displaying India’s democratic legacy, a lounge for members of Parliament, a library, numerous committee rooms, dining areas and sufficient parking.
Twenty opposition parties have chosen to boycott the inauguration of the new Parliament building, which is an integral element of the Central Vista redevelopment project. Approximately seventeen parties, including the TDP, BJD, and Mayawati’s BSP, have verified their attendance at the ceremony.
Mark Your Calendars for the Grand Inauguration Ceremony
The ceremony, scheduled for May 28, 2023, will begin with a havan and puja, performed between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m.
This sacrosanct ceremony will take place in a specially decorated pandal near the revered Gandhi statue.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, along with a number of other ministers, will be present at the puja.
Following the puja, a historical artefact known as the ‘Sengol’ will be conspicuously displayed in close proximity to the Speaker’s chair. The Sengol, a sceptre with historical significance from Tamil Nadu, represents the transfer of authority. Its scheduled installation between 8:30 and 9:00 am will serve as a poignant reminder of the nation’s voyage.
At nine o’clock in the morning, eminent scholars, pundits, and saints, including the revered Shankaracharya, will gather for a prayer meeting. This spiritual gathering will nurture unity and divine blessings with its serene and reflective atmosphere.
The second portion of the ceremony will begin at noon, accompanied by the national anthem.
As part of the programme, two short films highlighting the significance of this momentous occasion will be screened.
The Deputy Chairman of the Rajya Sabha will then read the messages conveyed by Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar and President Droupadi Murmu, adding to the ceremony.
In addition, the event will see the issuance of a commemorative coin and stamp honouring this historical milestone for the nation.
The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, will deliver a speech and outline his vision for the future.
The programme is anticipated to terminate between 2:00 and 2.30 pm, leaving a lasting impression on all attendees.
Notably, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the new Parliament building in December 2020, signifying the beginning of a journey that now reaches its apex with this grand inauguration ceremony.