interesting facts about Parliament House

  • Parliament is divided into two houses. The Lok Sabha is known as the Lower House and the Rajya Sabha is known as Upper House.
  • The Indian Parliament is made up of the President and the two Houses-the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha.
  • According to the Indian Constitution the maximum number of members in the Lok Sabha can be up to 552 out of which 530 members can represent different states and up to 20 members in the Union Territories. Each state of India receives its members on the basis of its population. Lok Sabha is formed for five years from the date of its first session.
  • There are 250 members in the Rajya Sabha. 12 members in which are nominated by the President of India. They are called 'nominated members'. The other members are elected. Members in the Rajya Sabha are elected for 6 years in which one-third of the members are retired in every 2 years. Vice-President of India is the Chairman of the Rajya Sabha. The first session of the Rajya Sabha was held on May 13 1952.
  • The structure of the building of the Parliament building was built by Sir Edwin Lutyens and Sir Herbert Baker. The building of Indian Parliament is known as the world's best architectural structure.
  • Due to its design the Parliament House was initially called Circular House.
  • The first brick foundation of the Parliament building was laid on February 12 1921 in which the construction cost was 6 years and 83 lakh rupees.
  • From 14-15 August 1947 the transfer of power from the British to India came from the Central Hall of Parliament. The format of Indian Constitution was also prepared in this hall.
  • The country's Supreme Court was running in the Central Hall until the new Supreme Court building was built after independence.
  • Library of Parliament is the country's second largest library the first National Library is in Kolkata.
  • Hand written copies of the constitution of India in Hindi and Agraji of the Constitution of India are preserved in the chamber filled with nitrogen gas.
  • The structure of the parliament is a symbol of continuity this structure shows that this power will remain and will never end.
  • The size of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha hall is shaped like a horse.
  • The color of the Lok Sabha carpet is green which indicates that India is an agricultural country and the people here are selected from the grassroots level in the green color the color of the Rajya Sabha carpet is red which reflects royalty and it is the freedom fighters' Also shows sacrifice
  • The perimeter of Parliament is 1 / 3rd of a mile i.e. 536.33m.
  • The entire building has 12 doors and a main gate.
  • The first hour of the proceedings of the House (i.e. 11 am to 12 noon) is known as question hour.
  • In both the Houses of Parliament the time immediately after the Question Hour is generally known as 'Zaunakala' or 'Zero Hour'. At noon 12 pm no time is pre-monsoon or no later than mid-day. 'Zero Hour' is known by this name because it starts at 12 o'clock.
  • The President's Office is in the 13th Room of Parliament.