PM Narendra Modi walked into the Parliament premises from its Gate No. 1 and was welcomed by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla.
Amid Vedic chants by priests from Shringeri Math, the Prime Minister performed Ganapati Homam to invoke Gods to bless the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
The Prime Minister prostrated before the Sengol and sought blessings from high priests of various adheenams in Tamil Nadu with the holy sceptre in hand.
PM Modi then carried the Sengol in a procession amid tunes of nadaswaram and chanting of Vedic mantras to the new Parliament building and installed it in a special enclosure on the right side of the Speaker’s chair in the Lok Sabha chamber.
The Prime Minister also felicitated some workers who played key roles in the construction of the new Parliament building.