What is the new name proposed by PM Modi for old parliament
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New Delhi: As the proceedings moved to the new Parliament building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday announced that the old building will be known as "Samvidhan Sadan''. PM Modi elaborated on the thought behind this name as he said that the building which served as the Parliament House for more than seventy-five years should not be just called an "old building".
PM Modi said "Samvidhan Sadan" would be a tribute to all the leaders who served the nation and performed their duties as members. "We should not let go of the opportunity to give this present to the future generations," he added.
PM Modi addressed the gathering in Parliament's Central Hall during an event preceding the relocation to the new building. The move occurred on the second day of the five-day special Parliament session, coinciding with Ganesh Chaturthi.
Following the Prime Minister's speech, he and all the MPs made their way from the old building to the new one. Each MP was presented with a gift bag containing a copy of the Constitution, Parliament-related books, a commemorative coin, and a stamp to mark the new Parliament building's inauguration.
The move to the new Parliament building will also entail a uniform change for Parliament staff in both Houses. This encompasses chamber attendants, officers, security personnel, drivers, and marshals, all of whom will sport new uniforms during the special session.
Meanwhile, delivering his first speech in the new Parliament building, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the Women's Reservation Bill on the second day of the special session on Tuesday. The PM urged all the members to help pass the bill and "ensure representation of nari shakti."
"The Nari Shakti Vandan Adhiniyam will ensure more women become members of Parliament, assemblies," said PM Modi.