COVID-19 : India recovery rate further improves with 51,255 more patients recovered
Wearing face mask mandatory for voters in Sri Lanka
India tests over 2 crore COVID-19 samples so far
Bangladesh extends COVID-19 restrictions till August 31
Centre asks States and UTs to allow hospitalised COVID patients to use smartphones and tablet devices

इंडियन आवाज़     06 Aug 2020 12:18:59      انڈین آواز

Vice President, Lok Sabha Speaker recall memories of First Sittings of Parliament of India

68th year of the first sittings of Parliament of India

Staff Reporter / New Delhi

On the occasion of 68th year of the first sittings of Parliament of India, Vice President Mr M. Venkaiah Naidu; Lok Sabha Speaker Mr Om Birla; Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Mr Prahlad Joshi; Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Mr Arjun Ram Meghwal and Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs Mr V. Muraleedharan today visited the historic Central Hall of Parliament House and Chambers of Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha.

On the occasion, Mr Naidu and Mr Birla discussed about various memories and experiences of the First Sittings of the two Houses.

Earlier, Lok Sabha Speaker Mr Om Birla congratulated the people on this occasion and observed that today is a momentous day for Indian democracy. Mr Birla said that it was on 13 May 1952, that both Houses of Parliament – Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, held their first sittings after Independence.

Mr Birla underlined the fact that democratic traditions in India have strong roots since ancient times and as such, its democratic institutions have contributed immensely in the task of nation-building. He further said that our Parliament has been playing a pivotal role in realizing the cherished ideals of the Constitution, participatory democracy, social justice and ensuring that citizens get their rightful economic, social, political and cultural rights.

Lok Sabha Speaker also observed that it is a matter of great pride that during the past seven decades, we have surmounted innumerable obstacles and have successfully safeguarded and consolidated our Constitution and the democratic principles of governance. Noting that whenever any challenge has confronted our country in the past, people of our great nation have collectively come together to face it, Mr Birla expressed the hope that with the united efforts of our countrymen, we will be successful in overcoming the COVID-19 epidemic too.

 Further, Mr Naidu also briefly recounted the proceedings of the Council of States during its first sitting on May 13, 1952 as below:

     I.        The first observation in the House was made by the then Secretary S.N. Mukherjee who read out the order of the President of India appointing Dr. S. Radhakrishnan and Mr S.V. Krishna Moorthy Rao before either of whom Members of the Council of States may make and subscribe the oath or affirmation.

   II.        The first ever observation in the House by the Chairman Dr. S. Radhakrishnan while welcoming the Members was; “May I extend to you all a hearty welcome and express the hope that by our activities we will further the speedy and all-round progress of our people?”

  III.        197 Members including 9 women from 16 States made and subscribed the oath or affirmation on the first day of the Council of States.

 IV.        The first Member to take oath was Mr N. Gopalaswami Ayyangar, the then Minister of Defence who was subsequently appointed the leader of the House.

   V.        The first woman to take oath was Smt. Pushpalata Das.

 VI.        Some prominent members who made and subscribed oath or affirmation include; Mr S.V. Krishna Moorthy Rao, Smt. Kunwarani Vijaya Raje, Prof. Ramdhari Singh Dinkar, Smt. Violet Alva, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Bal Gangadhar Kher, Mr B. Pattabhi Sitaramayya, Mr P. Sundarayya, Prof. N.G. Ranga, Alladi Krishnaswami (nominated), Hriday Nath Kunzru, Lal Bahadur Shastri (Minister for Railways and Transport), Bhupesh Gupta, Swami Keshavanand, Prithvi Raj Kapoor, Radha Kumud Mookerji, Smt. Rukmini Devi Arundale and Prof. N.R. Malkani.

VII.        The session ran for 19 days from 13.05.1952 to 31.05.1952

5.       Later in the day, Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Speaker of Lok Sabha visited the chambers of the two Houses and Central Hall of Parliament. They offered respects to the first Chairman of the Council of States Dr.S.Radhakrishnan.

Edited by Andalib Akhter

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


IPL Cricket – 2020 to begin from Sept 19 in UAE

AMN IPL 2020 will be played from September 19 to November 10 in the UAE this year. The decision to this eff ...

Football: Manipuri cousin trio hopes ‘family tradition’ continues at FIFA U-17 Women’s World Cup

 Harpal Singh Bedi New Delhi, 3 August; U-17 World Cup captain Amarjit Singh and the lone goal scorer ...



سعدیہ دہلوی بھی چل بسیں

رسالہ " شمع" کے ایڈیٹر یونس دہلوی کی بیٹی سعدیہ دہلوی بھی چل ب ...

بھارت , برطانیہ نے آزاد تجارتی معاہدے کے لئے مشترکہ عہد کا اعادہ کیا

نئی دلّی -  / بھارت اور برطانیہ نے  24 جولائی ، 2020 ء کو  ورچوو ...

‘ہندوستان میں اب آئے گا ‘میٹھا انقلاب

عندلیب اخترسبز اور سفید انقلاب کے بعد اب ہندوستان میں میٹھا ...


UAE makes history, launches first space mission to Mars from Japan

WEB DESK UAE’s historic journey to Mars has been successfully started from the Tanegashima Space Center i ...

India’s first travel and wildlife based App ‘The Spherical’ launched

Staff Reporter To keep the people updated with the interesting and latest wildlife news and events and step ...


Woman gives birth to baby girl on NDRF rescue boat in flood-hit Bihar

It was the 10th childbirth including a twins on an NDRF boat while evacuating expecting mothers from flood-hit ...

India’s first travel and wildlife based App ‘The Spherical’ launched

Staff Reporter To keep the people updated with the interesting and latest wildlife news and events and step ...

@Powered By: Logicsart

Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!