- Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan commends PM Narendra Modi on the completion of the new Parliament building.
- He described it as a beautifully expressed symbol of India’s democracy.
- PM Modi responds to Shah Rukh Khan’s tweet, appreciating his thoughts while reiterating that the new parliament building will symbolise democratic strength and progress.
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan congratulated Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the completion of the new Parliament building, saying it is a “beautifully expressed” symbol of India’s democracy.
“What a magnificent new home for the people who uphold our Constitution, represent every citizen of this great nation and protect the diversity of her one People @narendramodi ji. A new Parliament building for a new India but with the age old dream of Glory for India. Jai Hind!” Khan tweeted.
Responding to the actor on his congratulatory tweet, the Prime Minister tweeted, “Beautifully expressed! The new Parliament building is a symbol of democratic strength and progress. It blends tradition with modernity. #MyParliamentMyPride”. While responding to his video, PM Modi said, ” You have conveyed your thoughts very well about the “new home for the people who uphold the constitution.”
Not Shah Rukh Khan alone, many other celebrities, including Akshay Kumar, music composer Ilaiyaraaja and the Tamil superstar Rajinikanth, congratulated the Prime Minister on this notable accomplishment. In his tweet, Rajnikanth said, “The traditional symbol of Tamil power – the scepter – will shine in India’s new parliament building. My sincere thanks to the honourable bharat pratham @narendramodi, who made Tamilians proud.”
Taking to Twitter, Akshay wrote, “Proud to see this glorious new building of the Parliament. May this forever be an iconic symbol of India’s growth story #MyParliamentMyPride.” Music maestro Ilaiyaraaja also hailed PM Modi for his vision of taking India to new heights and taking duty-bound actions that reflect the same.
Prime Miniter Narendra Modi laid the foundation of this new parliament building on December 10, 2020. This new building is a 90,000-square-metre structure that is expected to be inaugurated by Modi on August 15, 2022. It will have a capacity to accommodate 800 MPs compared to the current Parliament House’s capacity of 543 MPs.
The construction of the new Parliament building was undertaken by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD). This new Parliament building has a grand central hall, a library, a museum, and a conference hall. It also has several green features, such as solar panels and rainwater harvesting systems. The building has been constructed at a cost of Rs 971 crore.
The construction of this new Parliament building is part of the government’s plan to revamp the Central Vista, a 3-km stretch that houses several government buildings, including the Rashtrapati Bhavan, the Prime Minister’s Office, and the Parliament House. The government believes that the revamp of Central Vista will give India a “new identity” and will make it a “global hub”.
Surprisingly, the construction of this mammoth structure has been accomplished in a record time with the help of quality construction. As per the government officials, the construction materials were sourced from different parts of India. While the teak wood was sourced from Nagpur, the sandstone came from Sarmathura in Rajasthan. The carpets were procured from Mirzapur in UP, and the bamboo wood for flooring came from Agartala, Tripura. The material used for constructing the Ashoka Emblem was sourced from Aurangabad, Maharashtra and Jaipur Rajasthan, while the Ashok Chakra came from Indore, Madhya Pradesh.
This new parliament building is a significant architectural achievement that perfectly blends modern architecture with India’s traditional heritage. The building symbolises India’s democracy and its commitment to progress.