Curated By: Sanstuti Nath
Last Updated: September 19, 2023, 12:59 IST
On the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi, India is going to do ‘Shree Ganesh’ of new future with the move to the new Parliament building, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday. He also urged Members of Parliament to reaffirm their commitment to make India a developed nation by 2047 and described the move to the new Parliament building as a new beginning towards a new future.
The Prime Minister was addressing a gathering at the historic Central Hall of the old Parliament building for a function to commemorate the legacy of the Parliament of India.
The new complex, which is part of the Central Vista Project, has now been designated as the ‘Parliament House of India’. After the function, the House proceedings were shifted to the new building.
Top 10 Quotes From PM Modi’s Last Speech From Central Hall
- “Today we are moving to the new Parliament building with a repetition of our resolve of developed India and determination towards achieving it…It was here in 1947 that the British did the transfer of power, our Central Hall is a witness of that historic moment.”
- “Today, we are going to do ‘Shree Ganesha’ of new future as we move to the new Parliament building. In the new Parliament building, we are going to make new beginnings for a new future.”
- “Since 1952, 41 heads of states from across the world have addressed our MPs in the Central Hall and more than 4,000 laws have been passed by Parliament in the last seven decades. When required, joint sessions were held to chalk out strategies to pass bills.”
- “Muslim mothers and sisters got justice because of this Parliament, law opposing ‘triple talaq’ was unitedly passed from here. In the last few years, Parliament has also passed laws giving justice to the transgenders. We have unitedly passed laws that will guarantee a bright future for the specially-abled people. It is our privilege that we got the opportunity to abrogate Article 370 from the Parliament.”
- “I had said from Red Fort – Yahi samay hai, sahi samay hai. If we look at the events one after the other, each one of them bears witness that today, India has reawakened with a new consciousness. India is filled with a new energy. This consciousness and energy can change the dreams of crores of people into resolutions and make those resolutions into a reality.”
- “Every law made in the Parliament, every discussion held in the Parliament, and every signal given by the Parliament should encourage the Indian aspiration. This is our responsibility and the expectation of each and every Indian. Whatever reforms are made here, Indian aspiration should be our priority. Can anyone ever make a big picture on a small canvas? Just as we cannot make a big picture on a small canvas, in the same way, if we cannot enlarge the canvas of our thinking, we will not be able to paint a picture of a grand India.”
- “In the next 25 years of Amrit Kaal, India will have to work on a larger canvas. The time for us to get caught up in smaller issues is over. First of all, we will have to meet the goal of becoming Atmanirbhar Bharat…It is the need of the hour, it is everyone’s duty. Parties do not come in its way. Sirf dil chahiye, desh ke liye chahiye.”
- “Now, we have to walk towards being the best in the world in the manufacturing sector. I had said from the Red Fort – Zero Defect, Zero Effect. There should be no defect in our products and the process should not have an effect on the environment. We have to go before the world with this ‘Zero Defect, Zero Effect’.”
- “We have to make the right decisions at the right time for the future. We cannot restrict ourselves to just thinking about the political benefits…Knowledge and innovation are the demands and we should focus on it. After Chandrayaan-3’s success, our youth is inspired by the science & technology sector. We do not have to miss this opportunity.”
- “Desirable results will surely be achieved on the path taken by the country. The faster we move, the sooner we achieve the results…I have a suggestion. Now, when we are going to the New Parliament, its (Old Parliament building) dignity should never go down. This should not be left just as the Old Parliament building. So, I urge that if you agree, this should be known as ‘Samvidhan Sadan”