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Old Parliament renamed as Samvidhan Sadan


  • During the proceedings of shift from old Parliament building to the new one, the Indian Prime Minister proposed a new name for old Parliament building, which is "Samvidhan Sadan" or "Constitution House".
  • The proposal has been accepted by both Lok Sabha Speaker and Rajya Sabha Chairman.
  • The new Parliament building has also been named as "Parliament House of India".

  • The renaming of old Parliament building holds historical significance, highlighting its role in the formation of the Indian Constitution.
  • It was a venue for the Constituent Assembly's sessions for drafting Indian Constitution.
  • Hence, the name "Samvidhan Sadan" points out to preserve India's democratic heritage and passing it on to future generations.
  • The old building was designed by British Architects Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and was constructed between 1921 and 1927.

Source - Times of India

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