Historic Sceptre, 'Sengol', To Be Placed In New Parliament Building: Home Minister Amit Shah
Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Wednesday (24 May) announced that Prime Minister Modi will inaugurate the New Parliament building on 28 May.
Shah also announced that 'Sengol' (sceptre), a 'significant historical' symbol signifying the transfer of power from Britain to India, will also be placed in the new Parliament building.
"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, reports News18.
The Home Minister also highlighted the significant role of Sengol in Tamil culture and history, dating back to the Chola dynasty.
He said that the Sengol will be kept in the new Parliament building .
"PM Modi will accept this Sengol and it will be placed near the seat speaker," Shah said.
Shah stated that PM Modi will be presented with the Sengol from Tamil Nadu and then he will keep it inside the new Parliament Bhavan during the inauguration of the building.
“This is going to be a foundational event, and it will mark Amrit Kaal in India," he added.
The minister also highlighted that the 'Sengol' to be placed in the new Parliament building is the same one given to former PM Nehru at the time of independence.
“It was kept at a museum in Allahabad, and it will be moved to the new Parliament building," he said.
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