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A "symbol of self-respect for 142 crore Indians," Sarbananda Sonowal, a Union minister, during the opening of the new Parliament building

Sarbananda Sonowal, the Union Minister for Ayush and Ports, Shipping, and Waterways, said on Sunday that Prime Minister Modi has granted the aspirations of 142 crore Indians by inaugurating the new Parliament building, calling it a historic day.
Sarbananda Sonowal said, “Today is a historic day for the countrymen; on this day, Honourable Prime Minister Narendra will dedicate a new Parliament House to the countrymen,” in an Exclusive Interview with ANI. The prime minister is deserving of praise and appreciation for the monumental actions he has made. I sincerely congratulate and thank the Prime Minister for granting the desires of 142 crore Indians. “New Parliament House Day is also a day of self-respect for every Indian, I would add. For 142 crore Indians, it represents self-respect, Sonowal told ANI.
Former Chief Minister of Assam and Union Minister Sonowal added to ANI that “Prime Minister had called upon the countrymen that we should get out of the mentality of slavery and today New Parliament building is a symbol of the fact that in independent India, it is an independent Parliament and it is a Parliament made up of modern technology.”
“I am feeling happy to be an Indian citizen today. Since India is the mother of democracy, as is well known, much has been done in this Parliament today, he said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will dedicate the New Parliament Building at a ceremony that Union Minister Sonowal condemns the opposition parties for skipping.
The 142 crore people in the country are opposed by the feelings of the parties who have spoken out against the opening of the new parliament building, he said.
The event kicked off on Sunday morning with a traditional 'pooja' including Vedic traditions. Along with PM Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla was present for the pooja. The “Sengol” was given to the Prime Minister and placed in the new Parliament after the puja. There will be two stages to the inauguration.
In a pandal (canopy) next to the Gandhi statue in Parliament, the pooja was being performed.
It is said that after the pujas, the dignitaries would tour the new building's Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha chambers. After conducting several rites, for which priests from Tamil Nadu, including the original goldsmith who crafted it, would be present, it is expected that the hallowed “Sengol” will be put in the Lok Sabha chamber, exactly next to the Speaker's chair.
The morning portion of the celebration will conclude at about 9:30 am, and the second leg is anticipated to start at noon with the singing of the national anthem in the Lok Sabha chamber in front of all the dignitaries, including Prime Minister Modi.
The current Parliament building, which will soon be 100 years old, was finished in 1927. According to the current needs, this building was experiencing a space shortage. The effectiveness of the Members' work was being hampered in both Houses by the absence of suitable arrangements for the MPs' meetings.
In light of the aforementioned, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha both voted resolutions requesting the government to establish a new Parliament building. Prime Minister Narendra Modi thus set the cornerstone for the new Parliament building on December 10, 2020. The newly completed Parliament building was constructed using premium materials in record time.
The newly built Parliamentary structure, which will contribute to the future development of India's illustrious democratic traditions and constitutional ideals, is now furnished with cutting-edge amenities that will enable the Members to carry out their duties more effectively.
888 members of the Lok Sabha will be able to sit thanks to the new Parliament building. There is space in the current Parliament building for 543 Lok Sabha members to meet and 250 Rajya Sabha members to meet.
Plans have been established for a gathering of the 888 Lok Sabha members and the 384 Rajya Sabha members in the Parliament's newly built structure, taking future needs into consideration. The Lok Sabha Chamber will be the location of the joint session of both Houses.

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