The plaque to commemorate the opening of the new Parliament building was revealed on Sunday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi after the historic 'Sengol' was placed next to the Lok Sabha Speaker's chair.
After the “puja” and “havan,” the Prime Minister accepted the revered “Sengol” from the Adheenams seers and placed it next to the Lok Sabha Speaker's Chair inside the new Parliament building. The Prime Minister was joined by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Birla and the Prime Minister unveiled the plaque to commemorate the opening of the new Parliament building.
The Prime Minister also honoured the employees who contributed to the planning and construction of the new Parliament building by presenting them with shawls and mementos.
PM Modi then attended a “Sarva-dharma” (all-religious) prayer ritual at the new Parliament building with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla and Cabinet members.
A morning havan marked the beginning of the inauguration ceremony. A large number of dignitaries, including chief ministers and ministers, as well as representatives from 25 political parties will be present for the inauguration.
On the occasion, JP Nadda, the head of the BJP, and Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, Amit Shah, S. Jaishankar, and Jitendra Singh were also present.
The Congress is one of twenty opposition parties that will not attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the brand-new, four-story Parliament building.