On the roof of the new Parliament building, the National Emblem was cast and unveiled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday. Speaker of the Lok Sabha Om Birla and Minister of Urban Affairs Hardeep Puri accompanied him. The Winter Session of Parliament will, according to the authorities, take place in the new structure.
Here are ten fascinating details about the national flag that Prime Minister Modi unveiled.
1. The insignia is 6.5 metres tall, constructed of bronze, and weighs a total of 9,500 kg.
2. To support it, a steel framework weighing roughly 6,500 kg has been built.
3. According to news agency PTI, the concept sketch and casting procedure for the National Emblem on the roof of the new Parliament building went through eight stages of preparation.
4. These procedures included bronze casting and polishing, as well as computer graphics and clay modelling.
5. The graphic designers and architects involved in the project first created a computer visual sketch. Then, allegedly, a clay model was created using this illustrative sketch.
6. The insignia was broken up into more than 150 pieces and assembled on the roof.
7. The emblem is thought to have taken more than 100 artists more than six months to complete. It took two months just to put these 150 segments together.
8. The Indian flag was established on January 26, 1950, the same day the country’s constitution went into effect.
9. The insignia represents the fabled Lion Capital from 250 BC in graphic form. It was first found at Sarnath, a small hamlet in Uttar Pradesh, where Gautam Buddha first instructed his followers in the dharma, and in its original location, it stood atop the well-known Ashoka Column.
10. Indian painter Dinanath Bhargava was given the task of creating a two-dimensional or graphical portrayal of the Lion Capital for the first handwritten constitution.