V D Savarkar and all Maharashtrians, according to Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, were given the biggest honour on Sunday with the opening of the new Parliament building in Delhi.
Additionally, Savarkar, whose 140th birthday is being celebrated on Sunday, and India’s democracy have both been treated with ‘great disrespect’ by the political parties that chose to abstain from the ceremony, according to Shinde.
On Sunday morning, Prime Minister Narendra Modi installed the historic Sengol in the Lok Sabha chamber of the newly constructed Parliament building in the nation’s capital.
The prime minister did ‘Ganapati Homam’ to ask Gods to bless the opening of the new Parliament building amid Vedic chants by priests from Karnataka’s Shringeri Math.
An interfaith prayer service was also conducted to commemorate the event.
The new Parliament building, built by Tata Projects Ltd., would have a regal constitution hall to highlight India’s democratic legacy, an MPs’ lounge, a library, many committee rooms, dining areas and plenty of parking.
The four-story, triangular structure has a built-up area of 64,500 square metres.
Humble tribute to the great patriot, father of hindutva and pride of Maharashtra, Veer Vinayak Damodar Savarkarji on his 140th birth anniversary.
On this auspicious occasion, precious son of mother India, Hon Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi ji will be inaugurating the new…
— Eknath Shinde – एकनाथ शिंदे (@mieknathshinde) May 28, 2023