Prime Minister Narendra Modi today installed a historic sceptre 'Sengol' next to the Lok Sabha Speaker's seat in the newly constructed Parliament building.
Here are 5 facts about the sceptre 'Sengol':
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The ceremonial sceptre, next to the Speaker's seat, is called "sengol" - which derives from the Tamil word "semmai", meaning "righteousness".
Union Home Minister Amit Shah said that the 'Sengol' has played a key role in India's history. This sceptre was handed over to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru to mark the transfer of power from the British to Indians.
Until now, the sceptre was housed at a museum in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj.
Ahead of its installation in the new Parliament building, the 'Sengol' was handed over to PM Modi by nearly 30 pontiffs from different Adheenams in Tamil Nadu.
The one accorded the 'sengol' is expected to impart a just and impartial rule.