PM Modi unveils national emblem on parliament building
New Delhi (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled the national emblem cast on the roof of the new parliament building here.
The inauguration of the emblem, made of bronze with a total weight of 9,500 kg and a height of 6.5 meters, marks the first major milestone before the planned opening of the new building later this year.
The authorities claimed that the winter session of Parliament would be held there.
Officials said the emblem was cast atop the central foyer of the new parliament building and a steel support structure weighing around 6,500kg was built to support it.
The conceptual sketch and casting process for the national emblem on the roof of the new Parliament building went through eight different stages of preparation, from clay modeling and computer graphics to bronze casting and polishing , they said.
Modi was joined by Lok Sabha Chairman Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh at the inauguration. He also attended a religious ceremony at the site.
The Prime Minister also interacted with the workers involved in the construction of the building and told them that they should be proud of their work. They make a very big contribution to the pride of the nation, he said.
“I had a wonderful interaction with the Shramjeevis who were involved in the creation of the Parliament. We are proud of their efforts and will always remember their contribution to our nation,” he tweeted.
When a worker expressed joy at his visit to the site and compared it to Lord Ram’s arrival at Shabri’s hut, a reference to the Ramayana epic, Modi said lightheartedly, “Wah , wah, this is your hut!” He then added that every poor person in the country should also feel that this is their hut. “You said a very good thing,” said the Prime Minister.
When he asked them if they felt they were making a building or a story, they answered in chorus: “History”.
He also asked them about the difference they felt being part of the construction of the Parliament building and working on other projects. The group of workers said they felt proud to work in the new parliament building.
Modi inquired about their well-being and whether they got vaccinated against COVID-19.
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