Old Parliament Building Renamed ‘Samvidhan Sadan’

Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla officially renames the old Parliament building, previously known as Parliament House, to ‘Samvidhan Sadan.’ This renaming follows the members’ relocation to a new complex and is formalized through an official notification by the Lok Sabha Secretariat.

Historical Significance

The renaming of the old Parliament building holds historical significance, highlighting its role in the formation of the Indian Constitution. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s suggestion during a Central Hall speech prompted this decision, emphasizing the building’s importance in India’s democratic journey.

Contribution to Drafting the Constitution

The old Parliament building served as the venue for the Constituent Assembly’s sessions from December 9, 1946, to January 24, 1950, during which the Indian Constitution was drafted. It played a pivotal role in shaping India’s constitutional framework and democratic principles.

Relocation of Joint Sessions

Joint sessions will now be held in the Lok Sabha chamber within the new Parliament building. This relocation signifies a shift in the venue for interactions among MPs, leaders, and the press during such sessions. It reflects modernization and may have procedural implications for parliamentary proceedings.

Fostering Informal Interactions

The old Parliament building was a hub for informal interactions among MPs, leaders, and the press. With the move to the new complex, these informal engagements will take place in the Lok Sabha chamber, potentially altering the dynamics of such interactions.



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