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Parliament House

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Parliament House, also known as Sansad Bhawan, is set at the end of the Parliament Street. This is an impressive round-columned edifice where the representatives of Indian democracy take decisions to develop the country all. Parliament House is the office of world’s ample democracy.


This round-columned building was intentional for the Chamber of Princes, the Council of State and the Legislative Assembly. Nowadays this is the chambers of the Lok Sabha (House of the People), Rajya Sabha (Upper House) and the Library.


The impressive architecture of this building was planned by the two famous architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The Foundation Stone of Parliament House was set by H.R.H. the Duke of Connaught on the 12th February, 1921. Its construction took six years. On the 18th January 1927, this building became inaugurated by the Governor-General of India, Lord Irwin.


Primitively, it was planned as an expansion of the Viceroy’s House (Rashtrapati Bhavan). After the Montague-Chelmsford reforms of 1919, it was selected as a Parliament House or Legislative Assembly of the country.


This is truly the icon of Indian democracy crowned with a 29.9 meter high dome over which the Indian flag showcases the saga of India’s unity in diversity. The splendid building has a straight line of 170.69 meters, sprawled over an area of 2.02 hectares. The colonnaded verandas marked with 144 identical columns. each column is 8.23 meter high enveloping the whole building. The total Parliament House is covered by an ornamental red sandstone wall.


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This building appears out as the foremost instance of the classical Indian art mixed with contemporary scientific attainments. Some of the popular attractions to this building are gardens, paved-out lanes, ornate buildings and array of glorious carved statues.


A house is an address of Indian Democracy to develop the country.

 

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