Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Parliament Celebrates Hindu New Year For The First Time Ever; Special Meals Served For MPs

Published on 29 March, 2017 at 2:15 pm By

The Parliament celebrated the Hindu New Year for the first time in the history of the republic. On Tuesday, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan organized a lunch for the occasion.

 

Reuters


Advertisement

Mahajan said: “The house wishes the country’s people on new year, celebrated in different parts of the country by different names like Gudi Padwa, Ugadi, Chaitra Shukladi, Cheti Chand, Navreh and Sajibu Cheiraoba.”

News18 had reported on Monday that the Parliament will be celebrating the Hindu New Year where members of both the Houses will be invited.

The lunch was organized in the afternoon in a courtyard of the Parliament. The meal, according to IANS, was pure vegetarian comprising items meant for those observing Navratra.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, reportedly, did not eat because he is observing the nine-day fast but he joined the MPs.



The lunch timing was set so as not to disrupt the proceedings of both the houses.

 

PTI

The Hindu New Year, unlike the Gregorian New Year, is based on the lunar calendar. In India, Saka Samvat is officially considered the Hindu calendar.


Advertisement

In some other parts of the country, the Vikram Samvat is followed as the Hindu calendar. The Vikram Samvat coincides with the arrival of spring and is celebrated in many parts of the country as a harvest festival.

Advertisement

Latest Stories

The Top 10 Rich People Who Were Once Poor

The Top 10 Rich People Who Were Once Poor


Virat Kohli: The most famous Indian on Social Media?

Virat Kohli: The most famous Indian on Social Media?


“I find social media empowering”, former Bigg Boss star, Mandana Karimi

“I find social media empowering”, former Bigg Boss star, Mandana Karimi


Sufiyum Sujathayum Full Movie Leaked on Tamilrockers

Sufiyum Sujathayum Full Movie Leaked on Tamilrockers


Want Financial Security that Fits into Your Budget? Buy a Term Plan

Want Financial Security that Fits into Your Budget? Buy a Term Plan


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From News

Popular on The Web