Delhi: PM Modi Unveils 9,500Kg National Emblem
Prime Minister Modi on 11th July 2022 unveiled the National Emblem on top of the under-construction new Parliament building.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 11th July 2022 unveiled the National Emblem on top of the under-construction new Parliament building. The Prime Minister also attended a religious ceremony at the site
The emblem is made of bronze and weighs 9,500 kg. A supporting steel structure of 6,500 kg has been made to support its weight. The emblem is 6.5 metre-tall and 4.34 metres in width. [https://www.instagram.com/p/Cf3t0qJJ59h/]
A statement from the PMO stated, “The concept sketch and process of casting of the National Emblem on the roof of New Parliament Building has gone through eight different stages of preparation from clay modeling, computer graphic to bronze casting and polishing.” The emblem was created by Sunil Deore from Aurangabad and Laxman Vyas from Jaipur and the fabrication was carried out in Aurangabad, Jaipur and Delhi. It had taken nine months to complete the bronze sculpture. To take the emblem on the roof, it was divided into over 150 segments and assembled on the roof. The work to assemble it started in April end. It took nearly two months to complete. After the ceremony, PM Modi interacted with the workers building the new Parliament, which is scheduled to be completed by October. In a tweet, he said: “I had a wonderful interaction with the Shramjeevis who have been involved in the making of the Parliament. We are proud of their efforts and will always remember their contribution to our nation”.
Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, union minister Hardeep Singh Puri and others were present at the event. Reacting to photos of the ceremony released by the government, AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi said in a tweet: “Constitution separates powers of parliament, govt & judiciary. As head of the government, @PMOIndia shouldn’t have unveiled the national emblem atop the new parliament building. The Speaker of Lok Sabha represents LS which isn’t subordinate to the government. @PMOIndia has violated all constitutional norms”.