BJP re-imagining Ashok stambh | On July 11, Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled the Ashoka Pillar on the roof of the new Parliament Building and encouraged the workers and artists working there. But the 6.5 meter high emblem unveiled by PM Modi seem re-imagined.
So far we have seen very calm and cool lions in Ashok Stambh which is adopted from Ashoka’s pillar of religion and non violence installed in Sarnath. The lions in the National emblem installed atop new Parliament building looks aggressive and Rowdy, Does this give any message on changing India under Modi regime? Let’s understand.
Ashoka Pillar has been the hallmark of Indian democracy, it was adopted by the Government of India as a national pillar on 26 January 1950.
However, the four lions sitting in the Ashoka Pillar that we have seen so far appear to be of a very calm nature. But the lions of the Ashoka Pillar that have been built on the new Parliament House look quite aggressive. It seems like BJP is re-imagining Ashok stambh.
This picture has been shared by TMC MP Mahua Moitra. It can have many political implications. Before we talk about this, let us know a little history of Ashoka Pillar and tell you some facts about the new Ashoka Pillar.
When Ashok Stambh adopted as an National emblem?
The Indian National Emblem Ashok Stambh has been adopted by the government of India on 26 January 1950. It consists of four lions, standing back to back, mounted on an abacus with a frieze carrying sculptures in high relief of an elephant, a galloping horse, a bull and a lion separated by intervening wheels over a bell-shaped lotus.
There are five major Ashoka Pillars in India. These are Stambh Sarnath, Allahabad, Vaishali, Delhi, Sanchi.
Lions of original Ashok stambh are calm and cool and they are adopted everywhere in the same expression.
How Ashok Stambh on New Parliament building designed?
The embelem is made of bronze. It weighs around 9,500 KGs and it is 6.5 metres in height. It has been conceptualised and designed in 8 different stages. Which includes clay modelling, casting and polishing.
The emblem is part of the new Parliament building project. The building, which is the highlight of the government’s Central Vista project, is being built by Tata Projects. The proposed four-storey building spread over 13 acres is expected to be completed by October.
BJP’s aggressive strides towards ‘achhe din’ reflects in Ashok Stamb re-imagination?
The lions of the Ashoka Pillar which have been installed on the roof of the new Parliament House are aggressive in appearance than the lions of the original Ashoka Pillar.
Is it trying to send a message that now India is changing? Is it trying to tell that India’s policies are now aggressive and strong?
The Prime Minister himself is monitoring everything in the Central Vista Project. Prime Minister Modi tries to give this message with every action of his. In such a situation, it cannot be possible that PM Modi would not have seen the lions of Ashoka Pillar becoming aggressive.
The lion represents power, strength, courage, and nobility. In ancient times, the lion was considered sacred because it represented royalty.
This belief has carried through into modern times. The lion is also associated with royalty and leadership.
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