PM Modi at foundation-laying ceremony of the new Parliament building

Credits: Zee News

“It is a very historic day; a milestone in India’s democratic history, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi post laying the foundation for the new Parliament Building in Delhi.

Source: PTI, By: Toshiva Jain, Thursday 2:54pm

PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the new Parliament building between 1pm and 2pm, PTI reported. “21st century will belong to India if all works towards making it great; opportunities rising for India, let’s not lose them,” added PM Modi.

Shedding light on the value of democracy in India, he said, “Democracy elsewhere mostly about polls and governance; In India it’s way of life, soul of nation’s life.” he elaborated on the relationship between the parliament building and Aatmanirbhar bharat.

“What can be more beautiful, sacred than having a new Parliament inspire us when India celebrates 75th year of freedom,” PM Modi said. Talking about the importance of the new building, he added “current Parliament building nearly 100-years-old; it was upgraded many times, but now it needs rest.”