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Facts about the National Emblem of India on the New Parliament Building

We have all witnessed how Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha Chairman Om Birla and Minister of Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri unveiled the 6.5 meter high and 4.34 meter wide national emblem. wide atop the new Parliament Building under construction. It was a proud moment for the whole nation. Through this article, we are going to unveil some interesting facts about the national emblem of India. These facts will not only keep you informed but also prepare you to answer any questions related to the National Emblem of India in any competition you may enter. Therefore, be sure to read the entire article carefully so as not to miss any interesting facts. Now, without further ado, let’s start reading.

Interesting Facts About The National Emblem Built On The New Indian Parliament

It is said that there is no other similar representation of the national emblem of India, in terms of material and craftsmanship, anywhere else in India. Each point below will give you a discussion of something new about the national emblem that crowns India’s new parliament. Therefore, make sure you don’t miss any points.

  • Built atop the central foyer of the new Parliament building as part of the Central Vista project, the 6.5 meter tall national emblem is made of bronze and weighs 9,500 kg.
  • A steel support frame weighing approximately 6,500 kg was fabricated to support the emblem.
  • The national emblem has four lions mounted back to back on a circular abacus. The frieze of the abacus is decorated with high relief carvings of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion isolated by interfering Dharma chakras.
  • The profile of the lion capital has been adopted as the national emblem of India. This finds the pride in place and the design is adopted for the emblem above the Parliament building.
  • The illustration of the idea and the procedure for assembling the national emblem on the roof of the building went through eight distinct stages of testing, from clay modelling/computer graphics to casting and polishing the bronze.
  • First, an infographic sketch was produced by the graphic designers and architects involved in the project. A clay model would then have been designed based on this graphic sketch.
  • To take the emblem on the roof of the new parliament building, it was separated into more than 150 parts and finally assembled on the roof. The assembly of these 150 segments alone took two months.
  • It is said that more than 100 craftsmen worked for more than six months to make the national emblem look like it does today.
  • The emblem is the visual expression of the famous Lion Capital of 250 BC. It was originally found in Sarnath, a small town in Uttar Pradesh where Gautam Buddha first introduced the dharma to his followers – and in its original form was placed atop the famous Ashoka Column.
  • The image of the two-dimensional or graphic presentation of the Capital of Lion for the first manuscript constitution was entrusted to the Indian painter Dinanath Bhargava.
  • Laxman Vyas and Sunil Deore are credited for creating the national emblem and the manufacturing was done in Jaipur, Delhi and Aurangabad.
  • However, the new lions are accused of being more muscular and ferocious with their teeth bared. Those who oppose it say India’s national emblem was meant to be a sign of tranquility. And that the first lions seemed agile and friendly.