The Prime Minister Inaugurated The Ashoka Pillar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled the national emblem on the roof of the new parliament building.
The Prime Minister inaugurated the Ashoka Pillar
The national symbol is made of bronze. It weighs 9,500 kg and is 6.5 m high. It has been cast on top of the fountain in the middle of the new parliament building. A steel structure weighing about 6,500 kg has been built to hold the symbol from below, an official note said. The national emblem, which sits on the roof of the new parliament building, is made in a total of eight steps, from clay modeling, and computer graphics to bronze casting and polishing.
During the ceremony, the Prime Minister spoke to the workers involved in the construction of the new parliament building. There is a puja after the unveiling of the idol. The Prime Minister took part in that worship. Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi, and Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri were present on the occasion.
The government will spend Rs 1,250 crore to build the new parliament building. Expenditure has increased by 29 percent compared to the original budget of Rs 977 crore. The building is being constructed by Tata Projects. The proposed four-story building covers an area of 13 acres. This building is being constructed very close to the Presidential Palace. Initially, it was expected to be completed before the 75th Independence Day in 2022. Although later this deadline was changed to October.
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