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DNA Unique: Bidding Farewell To Indias Iconic Previous Parliament Constructing Categorical Instances

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NEW DELHI: With the graduation of a particular session within the Parliament at the moment, the historic constructing that stood as an emblem of India’s democracy for 76 years has been etched into the pages of historical past. It was on this very Parliament constructing that Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the primary Prime Minister of Impartial India, delivered his first speech titled “Tryst With Future” at midnight on August 14, marking a big second.

As we speak, 76 years later, Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered his remaining speech from the identical Parliament constructing, reminiscing the golden reminiscences of the nation’s previous. The Parliament Constructing designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker had its first brick laid on February 12, 1921. 

The development of this sprawling constructing, masking almost 6 acres, took six years and incurred a value of 83 lakh rupees. The inauguration of the Parliament constructing was carried out on January 18, 1927, by the then Governor Normal, Lord Irwin.

Till the yr 1911, Kolkata was the capital of British India. After the shift to Delhi, the British authorities felt the necessity for a brand new Parliament constructing, which finally grew to become the seat of energy for unbiased India, 20 years after its inauguration.

The Parliament constructing, as soon as thought-about an emblem of British authority, witnessed the transition of energy from the British to an Impartial India. Within the 76 years of independence, this constructing grew to become the temple of democracy. Nonetheless, now’s the time when the outdated Parliament constructing has handed on its wealthy legacy to the brand new one, able to change into the fashionable image of Indian democracy. As we speak, we carried out a particular DNA take a look at to bid farewell to the outdated parliament constructing.

 

 

The necessity for a brand new Parliament constructing arose primarily because of the upcoming delimitation train scheduled after the yr 2026 when Lok Sabha constituencies shall be redefined. The potential of a rise in Lok Sabha seats necessitates more room for the newly elected MPs, making the outdated Parliament constructing insufficient.

Another excuse is the outdated infrastructure of the outdated Parliament constructing. The federal government cites that the foundational construction of the parliament constructing has change into outdated for contemporary facilities like sewer traces, air con, CCTV, and many others.

 

 

Moreover, safety considerations have led to the development of the brand new Parliament constructing. The shift of Delhi from Zone-2 to Zone-4 by way of seismic exercise necessitated a quake-resistant parliament constructing.

The brand new Parliament constructing has been designed bearing in mind all these wants. Nonetheless, the massive query is – what’s going to occur to the outdated Parliament constructing? The central authorities has answered this query within the Rajya Sabha. The outdated Parliament constructing shall be repaired and repurposed for different use.

Lastly, the rising variety of Parliament staff has resulted in overcrowding inside the outdated Parliament constructing. As time progressed, the variety of parliamentary workers elevated, inflicting congestion inside the premises.

The outdated Parliament constructing will now change into a heritage asset for the nation, preserved as a museum for folks to go to and discover its historic significance. In at the moment’s episode of the Zee Information prime-time present “DNA,” anchor Sourabh Raaj Jain delves into the previous, reflecting on the outdated Parliament’s function and its affect on India’s journey over almost a century.




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