The parliament house of India is the most sacred structure of the world’s greatest democracy. It has stood witness to things ranging from historical decisions to terrorist attack and the every day hustle bustle of house proceedings. It marks the greatness of our country and gives meaning to all that is said about this land. Here are a few facts that you might not know about the parliament house of India:
- Designed by the same architects who designed the layout of our capital city, the parliament house took six years to complete it‘s construction and was inaugurated on 18th January 1927 by the then Governor Genera of India- Lord Irwin.
- The circular structure of the building was purposefully introduced to signify ‘continuity’; a loop which never ends.
- Considered one of the best examples of excellent architecture, the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha situated inside the parliament house are in the shape of a horseshoe.
- The parliament’s canteen is the cheapest in the country, serving both veg and non veg meals for less than 60 rupees.
- The Lok Sabha has a green carpet spread a green carpet spread across the hall signifying that India is an agricultural country, where as the Rajya Sabha has a red carpet depicting royalty and the sacrifices made by our freedom fighter.
6. Library of the parliament is the second biggest library of India, coming only after the national library of Kolkata. It also houses the Hindi and English version of our original constitution adopted by the constituent assembly in 1949.
- The structure also houses a museum, which aims at educating the visitors about the democratic heritage of India. More importantly, the museum is one of the best in india with modernised audio and visual aids.
The library, museum and the proceedings of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are open to the general public with prior permission.