Indian Parliament to observe 60th anniversary
On Sunday, May 13, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will meet at 11 am. But the agenda will be discussions on the 60 glorious years of Parliament.
New Delhi: To mark the 60th anniversary of Parliament`s first session, both Houses will hold separate one-day special sittings later this month during which members will discuss the journey of the Indian legislature.
On Sunday, May 13, Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will meet at 11 am. But the agenda will be discussions on the 60 glorious years of Parliament and the journey of the legislature since the first session in 1952.
As several members want to participate in the discussions, parties will be alloted time based on their strength in the Houses.
After the discussions, the two Houses are likely to adopt resolutions and adjourn for the day at 4.30 pm.
In the evening, President Pratibha Patil will address a joint sitting of both Houses in the Central Hall.
As part of the programme, Congress` Rajya Sabha member Rishang Keishing from Manipur, who is a member of the first Lok Sabha in 1952, will be felicitated, Lok Sabha Secretary General TK Viswanathan said here.
A Lok Sabha bulletin today requested members to inform the secretariat if they know of any living member who was present in the first session of either House of Parliament.
Patil will also release coins of Rs 5 and Rs 10 denomination to mark the occasion along with a special stamp.
It has also been decided to organise a cultural programme later in the evening.