Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled the national emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament building. Officials said the emblem is made up of bronze with a total weight of 9,500 kg and is 6.5 metre in height.
Among those present on the occasion were Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla, Urban development minister Hardeep Singh Puri and Pralhad Joshi, Parliamentary affairs minister , Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh Narayan Singh.
It has been cast at the top of the central foyer of the new Parliament building, and a supporting structure of steel weighing around 6,500 kg has been constructed to support the emblem, they said.
#WATCH | Delhi: PM Narendra Modi unveiled the 6.5m long bronze National Emblem cast on the roof of the new Parliament Building today morning. He also interacted with the workers involved in the work of the new Parliament. pic.twitter.com/6QfxBI1eMg
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Modi also interacted with workers involved in building the new Parliament.
The concept sketch and process of casting of the national emblem on the roof of the new Parliament building has gone through eight different stages of preparation from clay modelling and computer graphics to bronze casting and polishing, they said.