BJP president Jagat Prakash Nadda said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to install the sacred Sengol in the new Parliament building is a historic moment.
Narendra Modi is all set to inaugurate the new Parliament building on May 28. The Prime Minister has decided to install the sacred Sengol in the same building on this occasion. JP Nadda took to his Twitter account to talk about it. In a lengthy tweet, the BJP national president revealed the history and importance of the Sengol.
JP Nadda tweeted, “Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi’s decision to install the sacred Sengol in the New Parliament building is a historic moment. The sacred Sengol is of national significance and holds historical importance. It was first received by Jawaharlal Nehru on August 14, 1947, in presence of leaders like Shri Rajendra Prasad, from priests specially flown in from Tamilnadu.”
“A solemn and sacred Tamil tradition of Sengol Vesting Ceremony accompanied by a recital of 11 verses from the Theveram text, invoking the blessings of Shiva, for the ruler took place just before Pandit Nehru hoisted the national flag and made his ‘Tryst with Destiny’ address, symbolising the transfer of power from British Viceroy Lord Mountbatten to Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Sengol represents the highest moral authority to rule.”
“I thank the Prime Minister for bringing back to life this very important aspect of our history – that the transfer of power to the people of India from a foreign ruler was not direct but through a spiritual process, as known to ancient India. This also emphasises the emotional and spiritual integration of India, from North to South.”
“There is no more appropriate occasion than Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav to recall the event on the eve of India’s independence and no better place for the sacred Sengol, than the hallowed portals of the New Parliament. #SengolAtNewParliament,” concluded JP Nadda.