The 252nd Rajya Sabha session began at 3 pm on September 14, 2020. As soon as the House gathered, 15 newly elected members took oath.
Post the oath-taking ceremony, Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu read out obituary references for former President late Pranab Mukherjee as well as sitting members Beni Prasad Verma, M P Veerendra Kumar, and Amar Singh.
Rajya Sabha proceedings were on Monday adjourned for an hour as a mark of respect for the departed members.
He also read out obituary references for 15 other former members who passed away recently. Members stood in silence in their places after the obituary references were read out.
The Chairman adjourned the proceedings of the House for one hour as a mark of respect for the memory of the departed.
Traditionally, the proceedings of the House are adjourned for the day when a sitting member or former President dies.
However, in view of the short 18-day session being held under the shadow of the pandemic, the proceedings were adjourned for one hour.