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New Parliament Building Inauguration: Dive into Exciting Full-Day Schedule

As the nation eagerly awaits this historic event, the new Parliament building symbolizes India's commitment to fostering a robust democracy, embracing its diverse cultural heritage, and providing a conducive environment for the nation's lawmakers to carry out their vital duties.

Shivam Dwivedi
New Parliament Building Inauguration: Dive into Exciting Full-Day Schedule (Photo Source: Central Vista Website)
New Parliament Building Inauguration: Dive into Exciting Full-Day Schedule (Photo Source: Central Vista Website)

The highly anticipated inauguration of India's new Parliament building is set to take place today, and it promises to be a grand event attended by dignitaries, religious leaders, and eminent personalities from various walks of life. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will have the honor of inaugurating the magnificent structure, marking a significant milestone in the country's democratic journey.

The inauguration ceremony will commence with an early morning havan, a sacred fire ritual, and a multi-religion prayer. This spiritual start reflects India's diverse cultural and religious fabric. The ceremonial sceptre, known as Sengol, will be presented to Prime Minister Modi by senior priests from the Shaivite order during the havan, symbolizing the transfer of power and responsibility.

The new Parliament building stands as a testament to India's democratic heritage and progressive vision. The complex features a grand Constitution Hall, which will serve as a showcase for India's democratic values and history. Additionally, it includes a member's lounge, a library, multiple committee rooms, dining areas, and ample parking space to cater to the needs of parliamentarians.

The inauguration's opening ceremony will be a day-long event, divided into two sections. The morning havan and religious rituals will take place outside the new Parliament building, starting at 7 a.m. and continuing until 9 a.m. During this time, Prime Minister Modi, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Deputy Chairman Hariwansh, and other high-ranking officials are expected to be present.

Following the conclusion of the morning pujas, the formal inauguration ceremony is scheduled to begin around noon. Prime Minister Modi will deliver a keynote address in the Lok Sabha, marking the official opening of the new Parliament building. This momentous occasion signifies the importance of the legislative branch in shaping India's future and upholding democratic principles.

Please take a look at the provisional timetable for the Parliament inauguration below:


  • 7:15 AM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives at the newly constructed Parliament Building.

  • 7:30 AM: The ceremony commences with a havan (sacred fire ritual) and puja (worship), which will continue for an hour.

  • 8:30 AM: The Prime Minister proceeds to the Lok Sabha chamber.

  • 9:00 AM: A historical sceptre called the 'Sengol' from Tamil Nadu is installed near the Speaker's chair.

  • 9:30 AM: A prayer ceremony takes place in the lobby. After the conclusion of the prayer ceremony, the Prime Minister exits the Parliament premises.


  • 11:30 AM: Guests and dignitaries begin to arrive.

  • 12:00 PM: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives. The ceremony commences with the National Anthem.

  • 12:10 PM: Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh delivers a speech, expected to include messages from President Droupadi Murmu and Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar.

  • 12.17 PM: Screening of two short films.

  • 12.38 PM: Speech by Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha. Speech by LS Speaker Om Birla.

  • 1.05 PM: Release of Rs 75 coin along with a commemorative stamp by the PM Modi.

  • 1.10 PM: Speech by PM Narendra Modi.

  • 2.00 PM: Conclusion of ceremony

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