New Delhi, Dec 10: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation for India’s landmark state-of-the-art new Parliament building, which is scheduled to be completed by 2022, here today.
The new Parliament building of India, which is being constructed nearly a hundred years after Duke of Connaught laid the foundation stone of the extant Parliament on February 12, 1921.
“The new building is an intrinsic part of the vision of Aatmanirbhar Bharat and will be a landmark opportunity to build a people’s Parliament for the first time after Independence, one which will match the needs and aspirations of New India in the 75th anniversary of Independence in 2022," the housing and urban affairs ministry said.
A target has been fixed to complete the construction of the new Paraliament in two years post which the 2022 Winter Session of the House will be held inside it marking the 75 years of independence of the country.
“The interior of the new building will showcase a rich blend of Indian culture and diversity of our regional arts, crafts, textiles and architecture,” a release by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said earlier.
The ceremony will begin at 12.55 pm today followed by Bhoomi Poojan and foundation stone laying at 1 pm. Later, a ‘Sarva Dharma Prarthana’ (inter-faith prayer) will be held at 1.30 pm.