He shared the view of veteran parliamentarian Karan Singh who lamented frequent disruptions in Parliament's functioning by MPs.
"The nation is expecting a lot from Parliament. Sometime I think we should do a survey among people as to how they have responded to a session," Modi said at a function in the national capital to confer 'Outstanding Parliamentarian Awards' to Karan Singh, Union Minister Arun Jaitley and JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav.
"In a professional way, people's opinion can be presented. It may inspire us to progress ahead of where we are," he said, while observing that every word of the House should become ‘a source of inspiration’ for the coming generation.
Modi said that there is a considerable intellectual talent in Parliament and many MPs have the skill of presenting their thoughts in an impressive manner. However, he said, this was not enough to run Parliament impressively.
"Unless there is a convergence of leadership, action and personality, such words or thoughts cannot impress Parliament nor can it inspire the nation," he said.
He urged Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan to call a meeting of state Assembly speakers to see how a similar exercise can be started there as it would encourage them to do better.

Addressing the gathering, the Prime Minister praised the ability of President Mukherjee to remember events with specific dates saying talking to him for half-an-hour is like reading a book.     

He said that he gets to learn a lot from the President and one does not feel like getting up while talking to him.
Commending the award winners, he said that the new members have a lot to learn from them and "I myself have to learn a lot of things as I am also new."
After the award ceremony, a youth Parliament was also held.

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