As the proceedings of the Indian Parliament shift to a new, state-of-the-art building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the new name for the old Parliament building: “Samvidhan Sadan” or “Constitution House.” This iconic structure, designed by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and completed in 1927, has witnessed some of the most pivotal moments in Indian history, including the drafting and passing of India’s constitution.
Prime Minister Modi’s Touching Tribute: Renaming and Preserving India’s Parliamentary Legacy
In a poignant moment, Prime Minister Modi proposed the renaming of the old Parliament building during a special ceremony. He emphasized the importance of preserving the legacy and significance of this historic edifice. This renaming not only pays homage to the past but also connects future generations to the great leaders who once convened here in the Constituent Assembly.
Honoring Jawaharlal Nehru and the Historical Legacy of Parliament
Prime Minister Modi remembered India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, and emphasized the historical significance of the old Parliament building. He stated, “Today when we are entering the new Parliament building, when the ‘grih pravesh’ of Parliamentary democracy is taking place, the witness to the first rays of Independence and that which will inspire generations to come – the holy Sengol – that which was touched by India’s first Prime Minister Pt Nehru. That is why, this Sengol connects us to a very important past.” This reference to Nehru underlines the continuity of India’s democratic values and its commitment to its founding principles.
Renaming ‘Samvidhan Sadan’: A Symbolic Commitment to India’s Democratic Legacy
The renaming of the old Parliament building to “Samvidhan Sadan” is not just a symbolic gesture; it represents a commitment to preserving India’s democratic heritage and passing it on to future generations. As India moves forward, the new Parliament building will serve as a symbol of modernity and progress, while the “Samvidhan Sadan” will remain a timeless reminder of the nation’s democratic roots and its enduring commitment to the principles enshrined in its constitution.