Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday unveiled the national emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building. He was joined by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh and Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh at the inauguration.
Here's all you need to know about the national emblem:
1. The emblem is made up of bronze. Its total weight is 9,500 kg and is 6.5 metre in height.
2. It has been cast at the top of the Central Foyer of New Parliament Building.
3. A supporting structure of steel weighing around 6,500 kg has been constructed to support the emblem.
4. 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.
PM Modi interacts with workers involved in the work of the new Parliament building
During the interaction, the Prime Minister asked the workers if they were facing any issues and getting the ration regularly. He also enquired if any of them had faced trouble during the COVID pandemic and if they had been vaccinated.
The Prime Minister also told the workers that they are in the process of not just constructing a building but creating history. The workers told PM Modi that they were extremely excited to have him with them and they draw a lot of inspiration from him.
PM Modi thanked the workers for their effort to keep the construction work on schedule and said that they were the inspiration behind the new Parliamentary building.
Check out the pictures of the ceremony below:
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla during the unveiling ceremony of a bronze National Emblem at new Parliament Building, in New Delhi. | (PTI Photo)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a ceremony for unveiling of a bronze National Emblem cast on roof of the new Parliament Building, in New Delhi, Monday, July 11, 2022. | (PTI Photo
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla during a ceremony for unveiling of a bronze National Emblem cast on roof of the new Parliament Building, in New Delhi, Monday, July 11, 2022. | (PTI Photo)