In News: PM unveils National Emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament Building.
- The National Emblem is made of bronze with a total weight of 9500 Kg and is 6.5 m in height.
- The State Emblem of India is the national emblem of the Republic of India and is used by the union government, state governments, and other government agencies.
- The State Emblem is an adaptation of the Lion Capital of Asoka at Sarnath.
- In the original, there are four lions, mounted back to back, on a circular abacus, which itself rests on a bell-shaped lotus.
- The frieze of the abacus has sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion separated by intervening Dharma Chakras.
- The profile of the Lion Capital showing three lions mounted on the abacus with a Dharma Chakra in the centre, a bull on the right and a galloping horse on the left, and outlines of Dharma Chakras on the extreme right and left was adopted as the State Emblem of India on January 26, 1950.
- The bell-shaped lotus was omitted.
- The motto Satyameva Jayate, which means ‘Truth Alone Triumphs’, written in Devanagari script below the profile of the Lion Capital is part of the State Emblem of India.