PM Modi Unveils National Emblem On New Parliament Building:
Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the National Emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building.
- The concept sketch and process of casting the National Emblem on the roof of the building went through eight different stages of preparation from clay modelling/ computer graphics to bronze casting and polishing.
About National Emblem:
- On 26 January 1950, a representation of the Lion Capital of Ashoka placed above the motto, Satyameva Jayate, was adopted as the State Emblem of India.
- It was chosen as a symbol of contemporary India’s reaffirmation of its ancient commitment to world peace and goodwill.
- The state emblem is an adaptation from the Sarnath Lion Capital of Ashoka.
- In the original, there are four lions, standing back to back, mounted on an abacus with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion separated by intervening wheels over a bell-shaped lotus
- Carved out of a single block of polished sandstone, the Capital is crowned by the Wheel of the Law (Dharma Chakra).