The National Emblem, which was cast on the roof of the new Parliament building, was unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The National Emblem concept drawing and casting procedure went through eight steps of preparation, from clay modelling and computer graphics to bronze casting and polishing.
The State Emblem of India was officially established on January 26, 1950, and features a portrayal of the Lion Capital of Ashoka over the phrase Satyameva Jayate.
It was selected as a representation of modern India’s assertion of its historic dedication to world peace and goodwill.
History of National Emblem
- The state’s flag is modelled by Ashoka’s Sarnath Lion Capital.
- The original features four lions standing shoulder to shoulder on an abacus with a frieze holding sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull, and a lion over a bell-shaped lotus flower.
- The Wheel of the Law is the capstone of the Capital, which was carved from a single piece of polished sandstone (Dharma Chakra).
While non-religious interpretations claim that the animals reflect the four directions of Emperor Ashoka’s reign during his enlightened rule, Buddhist interpretations claim that the animals represent various stages of the Buddha’s life.