India is known worldwide as the proud most powerful democratic country, Indian Parliament the warehouse of that power will let you feel stunned and amazed as different well-known facts about the temple of Democracy Indian Parliament are as amazing as India’s population.
The Legislature or Parliament is headed by the President of India. The term of Rajya Sabha is six years (one-third of its members retire every two years and are replaced by newly elected members) and the term of Lok Sabha is five years. The Lok Sabha can be dissolved. In Rajya Sabha, 238 members are elected by the State and 12 members are nominated by the President for their contribution in the fields of art, literature, science and social services. In Lok Sabha, 543 members are elected by the voting population of India and two Anglo Indians are elected by the President of India. The Speaker, who is the Presiding Officer of the Lok Sabha, is elected by its members. The Vice President of India, who is the ex-officio Chairman of Rajya Sabha, is elected by the members of an electoral college consisting of the members of both the Houses of Parliament.
Here we are sharing top 8 interesting facts of the Indian parliament. Have a look.
Well designed wall
The walls and ceilings of the Parliament have been inscribed with noble passages that serve as guiding spirit for the two houses. The translated Sanskrit quotation at the entrance is as follows:
“Open the door to the people
And let us see thee
For the obtaining of the
President Office Room no.13
Most of us consider the 13 in unlucky and superstitiously doesn’t opt for anything with 13 no for its unluckiness rumour. In Parliament House, the room no for President’s Office is no. 13. Next time you feel something unlucky for its no 13 just recall the room no of President of India.
Parliament Canteen A Paradise for taste with Cheapest rate
Parliament of India sidelined the belief that luxury things come with the high price. The Canteen of Parliament of India treats MP’s with the cheapest meal with extraordinary taste. The Canteen run by Railway Catering Services, offers a three-course veg meal for INR 61, chicken Biryani for INR 51 and vegetarian cutlets at just INR 10 apiece.
Color of Carpet in LokSabha and RajyaSabha
The Parliament is designed in such a manner that even colour of carpets symbolizes important messages, Lok Sabha’s green colour represents agriculture, India’s largest Employment sector and also it symbolizes the members of LokSabha are grass root people being selected by people for people with people. Rajya Sabha’s carpet is red in colour, the red colour represents royalty and also tributes sacrifices of Freedom Fighters to let us breathe in the free nation.
Flowers arrangement a well-known custom of Parliament of India
The best way to convey your voice is through flowers, symbolizing the same ideology Parliament of India is designed with different flowers arrangement in different rooms with different themes throughout the session and non-session days. The Horticulture Department of CPWD takes care of the same.
Special Zero Hour Session
Approximately around 12 in the noon the Members of Parliament are allowed to discuss any prominent issue that needs special consideration with prior notice to Speaker of the House. Zero Hour is the crucial part of the whole session that may question working of Government or ask about their policies regarding different issues.
Library of Parliament
The Library region of Parliament is considered as the second largest Library throughout India. The Library is bestowed with all important books across India in different languages and a collective masterpiece of honourable Indian Writers and Writers from around the World.
Horse-Shoe Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
Designed by British Architecture Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The internal house of Parliament may be different with each other in accordance with work and members. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha are designed as Horseshoe shape that signifies speed and aim orientation.