PM Narendra Modi Inaugurates New Parliament Building, Key Moments From The Ceremony - In Pics
Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the new Parliament building on Sunday and installed the historic 'Sengol' in the Lok Sabha chamber.
PM Modi inaugurates new Parliament building
Dressed in traditional attire, PM Narendra Modi on Sunday dedicated to the nation the new Parliament building.
PM Modi installed 'Sengol' in new Parliament
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also installed the historic 'Sengol' in the Lok Sabha chamber.
'Sengol' was installed on the right side of Speaker's chair in Lok Sabha
PM Modi carried the 'Sengol' in a procession amid tunes of 'nadaswaram' and chanting of Vedic mantras to the new Parliament building and installed it in a special enclosure on the right side of the Speaker's chair in the Lok Sabha chamber.
PM Modi bows down before historic 'Sengol'
As a mark of respect, PM Narendra Modi bowed down before the historic 'Sengol' ahead of the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
'Sengol' was handed over to PM Modi by Adheenams
PM Modi was handed over the historic 'Sengol' by Adheenams before it was installed in the new Parliament building.
PM felicitated workers involved in construction of new building
Prime Minister Modi felicitated with shawls and souvenirs some workers who played key roles in the construction of the new Parliament building.
PM Modi participated in 'puja' and 'havan'
PM Modi along with Lok Sabha speaker OM Birla also participated in the 'puja' and 'havan'. A multi-faith prayer was also held to mark the occasion.
PM Modi walked into Parliament premises from its Gate No 1
Prime Minister Modi walked into Parliament premises from its Gate No 1 and was welcomed by Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.
PM Modi at new Parliament building
Amid Vedic chants by priests from Karnataka's Shringeri Math, PM Modi also performed 'Ganapati Homam' to invoke Gods to bless the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
New Parliament building can seat 300 Rajya Sabha MPs
The new Parliament building was built at an estimated cost of Rs 1,200 crore and can seat 300 in the Rajya Sabha chamber.
New Parliament can seat 888 members in Lok Sabha chamber
The new Parliament building can also seat 888 members in the Lok Sabha chamber. In the case of a joint sitting of both Houses, a total of 1,280 members can be accommodated in the Lok Sabha chamber.