The old Parliament building in New Delhi was officially renamed as “Samvidhan Sadan” on September 19, 2023. This decision to rename the building was proposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and has received approval from both the Lok Sabha Speaker and the Rajya Sabha Chairman. In contrast, the new Parliament building has been designated as the “Parliament House of India.”
The old Parliament building, now known as Samvidhan Sadan, was originally designed by British architects Sir Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker and was constructed between 1921 and 1927. Throughout its history, this iconic structure has borne witness to pivotal moments in Indian history, including the deliberations on the formation of the Constitution, the announcement of Mahatma Gandhi’s passing, and the surrender of Pakistani forces in Bangladesh.
The renaming of the old Parliament building symbolizes its enduring significance as the site where India’s constitutional framework was debated and crafted. It serves as a timeless source of inspiration for future generations, retaining its legacy as Samvidhan Sadan.
Q.: The old Parliament building in New Delhi officially renamed as ………………………………………?
A) Rajya Sabha Bhavan
B) Lok Sabha Sadan
C) Samvidhan Sadan
D) Old Sansad Sadan
Answer: C) Samvidhan Sadan