New Delhi [India]May 24 (ANI): History will repeat itself on Sunday when the new Parliament building will be dedicated to the nation. On this day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will receive the Sengol, the sacred symbol of fair and equal governance, and install it in the new Parliament House.
This is the same Sengol which was accepted by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru at his residence on the night of 14 August in the presence of several leaders.
Recalling the whole incident that took place on the occasion of India’s independence, Home Minister Amit Shah said, ‘Even after 75 years of independence, most people in India are not aware of this incident in which the transfer of power of India happened instantly. Over from Sengol to Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. It was a special occasion to celebrate India’s independence on the night of August 14, 1947. On this night, Jawaharlal Nehru received ‘Sengol’ from the adhinams (priests) of the Thiruvaduthurai adhinam (monastery) in Tamil Nadu, who had arrived specially for the occasion. This was precisely the moment when the British transferred power into the hands of the Indians. What we are celebrating as independence is actually marked by the moment of handing over ‘Sengol’.”
The Prime Minister decided to adopt Sengol as the national symbol of Amrit Kaal. The new building of Parliament will witness the same event, with the adhanam (priest) repeating the ceremony and presenting the sengol to the PM.
The Home Minister further elaborated on Sengol and said, “Sengol is deep in meaning, derived from the Tamil word “semmai”, which means “righteousness”. It is blessed by the high priests of a prominent religious monastery in Tamil Nadu. Nandi, with his unflinching gaze as the specter of “justice” is hand-carved on the top. Most importantly, the recipient of the sengol has the “order” (Tamil “Anai”). It is most attractive, because it should never be forgotten by those elected to serve the people.
From 1947 the same sengol would be installed by the Prime Minister in the Lok Sabha, mainly close to the Speaker’s seat. It will be displayed for the nation to see and taken out on special occasions.
Amit Shah said that the Parliament House is the most suitable and sacred place to install the historical “Sengol”.
The establishment of “Sengol”, makes the spirit of 15 August 1947 unforgettable. It symbolizes boundless hopes, boundless possibilities and a resolve to build a strong and prosperous nation.
It will be a symbol of Amrit Kaal, a witness to the glorious era in which India will be taking its rightful place.
The Tamil Nadu government has proudly published the role played by the state’s monasteries in its Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowments Department (HR&CE) policy note for 2021-22. Para 24 of this document clearly highlights the role played by the monasteries as the Royal Council.
This landmark scheme has been drawn up in consultation with the Chairmen of Aadhyam. All the 20 Adheenam Presidents will also be present on this auspicious occasion to give blessings in commemoration of this holy ritual.
“I express my gratitude to him. I am happy that 96-year-old Wummidi Bangaru Chettyji, who was associated with its construction, will also be a part of this auspicious ceremony. I express my gratitude to him.
A special website (sengol1947.ignca.gov.in) with details and downloadable videos about Sengol was launched by the Home Minister at today’s event.
He said, “We want the people of India to watch it and know about this historic event. It is a matter of pride for all.
Union Minister for Culture and Tourism G Kishan Reddy, Union Minister for Information and Broadcasting and Youth Affairs and Sports Anurag Singh Thakur and Secretary, Ministry of Culture Govind Mohan were also present at the press conference. (ANI)
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