PM Modi unveiled the National Emblem Ashoka Pillar on the roof of Central Vista
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the National Emblem Ashoka Pillar on the roof of the new Parliament House (Central Vista) on July 11, 2022.
The national emblem is made of bronze and has a total weight of 9500 kg and a height of 6.5 m.
It is built on top of the central hall of the new Parliament House.
A supporting structure of steel weighing about 6500 kg has also been constructed to support the emblem.
Statue of India (National Emblem)
The Regalia (National Emblem) of India is a replica of the Lion Pillar of Ashoka at Sarnath, which is preserved in the Sarnath Museum.
The original pillar has four lions at the top, with their backs facing each other.
The four small animals on the lower part of the emblem are the horse and the bull (visible) and the lion and the elephant (invisible).
'Dharmachakra' is placed on top of this lion pillar made by cutting a single stone.
This symbol was adopted by the Government of India on 26 January 1950.
The sutra 'Satyameva Jayate' inscribed under the emblem is taken from the Mundakopanishad.
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