INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the country's new parliament building on Sunday. The old parliament, built almost a century ago during the British colonial era, will be converted into a museum. The new building is considered the core project of the Modi administration's Central Vista Redevelopment Project, aimed at freeing the Indian capital from colonial-era traces. In his speech, Modi said that "the new parliament isn't just a building" and will witness "the sunrise of a self-reliant India."

The building which costs nearly $120 million and features national symbols such as the peacock, the lotus flower and the banyan tree, reflects India's traditional history and culture in details and strong local characteristics. This is an important part of the Indian government's series of decolonization measures and will become a great symbol.

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