The Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, today attended the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards at the function organized by the Indian Parliamentary Group in New Delhi. The Hon’ble President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, presented the Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards at the Central Hall of Parliament. Vice President Shri. M. Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha Speaker Smt. Sumitra Mahajan were also present on the occasion.
Congratulating the award winners, Prime Minister said that their contributions to Parliament and the country would always be remembered. He added that it is an honour to work with and learn from these outstanding parliamentarians.
Prime Minister said that Parliament represents the dreams and voice of 125 crore Indians. He added that everything said in Parliament is of immense value and provides an opportunity for policy makers and Government to resolve important issues.
Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister said that disruptions in Parliament usually affect common-man and the parliamentarians who represent them the most. He added that the disruptions are a loss to the nation than to the government.
Prime Minister said that it is the responsibility of the parliamentarians to ensure smooth functioning of Parliament so that every parliamentarian gets a chance to speak and thereby become part of history.
I congratulate all the MPs who have been honoured today.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 1, 2018
Here in Central Hall there are MPs cutting across party lines.
There is also order in Central Hall, which should make both presiding officers, the Rajya Sabha Chairman and the Lok Sabha Speaker happy: PM @narendramodi
Important for MPs to express the voice of the poor and the marginalised.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 1, 2018
Sadly, when there is noise and chaos in the House, MPs are not able to speak and the loss is of the entire nation's: PM @narendramodi
Parliament is a forum to debate and even criticise the Government. The words spoken in Parliament are on record and they will be a part of the history books. That is why, it is important for Parliament to function effectively: PM @narendramodi https://t.co/ybWTbpVjuQ— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 1, 2018
Every MP has something or the other to say that is constructive.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 1, 2018
In a such a big nation, the MPs bring with them the dreams and aspirations of their constituents: PM @narendramodi https://t.co/ybWTbpVjuQ
It is our honour that we have been in Parliament with the MPs who have been awarded today. Once again, I congratulate the awardees: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 1, 2018