‘Sengol’ moved to Delhi for installation at new Parliament building
26 May, 2023 | Vaishali Sharma
The golden 'Sengol,' which was previously housed in Allahabad Museum, has been relocated to the national capital in preparation for the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
The golden ‘Sengol,’ which was previously housed in Allahabad Museum, has been relocated to the national capital in preparation for the inauguration of the new Parliament building.
Notably, the ‘Sengol’, which symbolised the transfer of power from the British to India, will be preserved as a legacy in the new Parliament building.
According to Waman Wankhede, Curator of the Allahabad Museum, the entire collection of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru has been kept in Allahabad Museum, and the historic ‘Sengol’ was transferred to the National Museum last year.
The Curator of the Allahabad Museum, Waman Wankhede told ANI, “The foundation stone of this museum was also laid by former PM Nehru. He donated more than 1200 materials to Allahabad Museum, under then-curator SC Kala. Nehru wanted his whole collection to be kept here only. Along with all the things, this golden stick was also kept in the collection”.
“It (Sengol) is a 162 cm long stick with gold polish. It was transferred to the national museum on November 4, 2022,” he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to make the Sengol the Amrit Kaal’s national symbol. The ceremony will be repeated in the new Parliament building, with Adheenam (Priests) bestowing the Sengol on the Prime Minister.