Added on : 2023-05-24 15:30:09
On the occasion of the inauguration of the new parliament building on May 28, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will install the historic ‘Sengol’ (sceptre), near the Speaker’s seat, Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Wednesday.
The Union Home Minister noted that the golden ‘Sengol’ is a ‘significant historical’ symbol of Independence as it signifies the transfer of power from the British to the Indians.
“This Sengol has huge significance…Around 10.45 pm on August 14, 1947, Pandit Nehru received this Sengol from Tamil Nadu, and in the presence of several senior leaders, he accepted this as a symbol of achieving independence…It is a sign of a shift of power from Britishers to The people of this country," he said.
The Union Home Minister noted that Sengol holds huge importance in Indian, especially Tamil culture. “Sengol has been important from the time of the Chola dynasty…This Sengol will be kept in New Parliament…PM Modi will accept this Sengol and it will be placed near the seat speaker," he said.