Witness to historical events

Kaakateeya New Delhi, Dec 10: The present Parliament House has a special place in the history of the country. It has been the venue for many historical events. The building has witnessed key discussions, from laws enacted by the British rulers to the current Modi government. The iconic circular Parliament building was constructed during the British rule. The building was designed by Edwin Lutyens and Herbert Baker, who built New Delhi. Concreting on February 12, 1921. The building took six years to build. The construction cost is Rs 83 lakh. The building is 560 feet in diameter. The first floor porch is constructed of 144 limestone pillars 27 feet high. The Lok Sabha, the Rajya Sabha and the Library Hall are located on 3 sides of the Central Hall, with gardens in the middle. The building stood as a witness. The transfer of power from the British rulers took place in the Central Hall of Parliament. At midnight on August 14, 1947, the Prime Minister of India Nehru addressed the gathering. The Constitution of India was also drafted in this Central Hall. It is also in this building that the Constitution came into existence. The Constituent Assembly of India also housed in the same building from December 9, 1946 to January 24, 1950. The Supreme Court was established in 1950 and the Court commenced in the Parliament Library Hall on January 28 of that year. The hall remained in the hall until the Supreme Court erected the present building (1958). It was also here that Bhagat Singh threw grenades to open the eyes of the British rulers. In 2001, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists attacked the building, killing nine people.Source