New Delhi, Sept 19: Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered a memorable address from the historic Central Hall of the Parliament, reflecting on India’s legislative history spanning 75 years. He also highlighted significant laws, including the abrogation of Article 370, enacted during his tenure since 2014.
To commemorate the final sessions of the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha in the old Parliament building and mark a ceremonial departure, a special function was organized in the Central Hall.
Addressing a programme in the Central Hall of Parliament. https://t.co/X1O1MBiOsG
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) September 19, 2023
PM Modi proposed that the old Parliament building be named ‘Samvidhaan Sadan’ (Constitution House) as he addressed all attendees, sharing these key quotes:
- “Today, we are embarking on a new future as we move to the new Parliament building. Our resolve is clear: to build a developed India.”
- “Over the years, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have passed more than 4,000 laws. When necessary, joint sessions were convened to devise strategies for passing bills. This Parliament has allowed us to rectify our mistakes, including passing the law against triple talaq.”
- “When we review the sequence of events, it becomes evident that India has reawakened with a new consciousness. Our nation is brimming with newfound energy. This consciousness and energy can transform the dreams of millions into resolutions and turn those resolutions into reality.”
- “Through this Parliament, justice was delivered to Muslim mothers and sisters by unanimously passing the law against ‘triple talaq.’ In recent years, Parliament has also passed laws ensuring justice for transgender individuals. We have collectively passed laws that promise a brighter future for differently-abled individuals. Abrogating Article 370 from the Parliament was our privilege.”
- “India’s aspirations have reached unprecedented heights after millennia of subjugation. Every debate and discussion in Parliament should be aimed at nurturing these aspirations.”
- “Just as a grand painting cannot be created on a small canvas, we cannot envision a greater India without expanding the horizons of our thinking.”
- “It’s time to move beyond minor concerns. Our focus should be on realizing the goals of self-reliance. The world began discussing the Atmanirbhar Bharat (self-reliant India) model within five years. It is the need of the hour, and it is everyone’s responsibility. Political parties should not hinder this progress. Only determination is required—for the nation.”
- “We must make timely and informed decisions for our future. Our vision should extend beyond political gains. Knowledge and innovation are essential, and we should prioritize them.”
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Prime Minister Modi’s address from the old Parliament Building underscored the importance of embracing a new era while cherishing the legacy of India’s rich legislative history.