Ahead of Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated LED lighting at the Parliament House on Tuesday. The top brass of the BJP, Working President JP Nadda, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, United Ministers Babul Supriyo, Kiren Rijiju, Anurag Thakur, MPs Manoj Tiwari, Hans Raj Hans and RPI Chief Ramdas Athawale were among those present alongside Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the unveiling.
PM Modi was seen turning the lights on with the remote control for the unveiling and the glow of the lights reflected on the faces of the Members of the Parliament. Apart from the numerous lights, the Parliament was seen decked up in the tricolour briefly as well, two days before the country celebrates Independence Day.
The Parliament will adorn the new lighting from Tuesday, and this will be a daily practice, 365 days of the year.
PM Modi shared pictures on Twitter and wrote, "India’s Parliament is all lit up, thanks to the lighting facility inaugurated today."
As per reports, 875 lights have been placed at the Parliament facade for the revamp. The lighting was set up in 22 days and it is being said that the system is such that minimal electricity, 1/5th of the estimated usage, will be consumed for it. The system is expected to last for a good 10 years.
This development comes in the wake of Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla writing to PM Modi, requesting him to turn the Parliament into the biggest and the most beautiful in the world by 2022.
In a letter addressed to PM Modi, Birla had written a few days ago, “The Indian Republic ‘s biggest temple, the Parliament has completed 92 golden years. All the political decisions of the World’s largest democracy are taken from this institution. Since achieving freedom, this democracy’s growth has raised the accountability of this sacred and great institution and have expanded the aspirations. In such a case, we all request you that the world’s largest democracy’s Parliament should be the biggest and the most beautiful . So I would like to request that when India completes 75 years of Independence in 2022, your vision of ‘New India’ also includes expansion and modernisation of the Parliament. I along with the other members of the Lok Sabha would like to assure that the holiness and dignity of the Parliament will be held firmly.”
Recently, the Parliament was illuminated after the resolution to revoke Article 370 was passed in the Rajya Sabha.