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PM Modi Unveils Bronze National Emblem on Roof of New Parliament Building

The National Emblem is made of bronze with a total weight of 9,500 kg and is 6.5 metres in height.

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PM Modi Unveils Bronze National Emblem on Roof of New Parliament Building
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday, 11 July, unveiled the National Emblem on the roof of the new Parliament building in New Delhi.

The National Emblem is made of bronze with a total weight of 9,500 kg and is 6.5 metres in height. The Emblem was unveiled followed by a puja attended by the Prime Minister.

Cast at the top of the Central Foyer of the Parliament, the emblem has a steel supporting structure, which weighs about 6,500 kg, constructed to support the bronze statue.

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PM Modi interacted with the workers involved in the work of constructing the emblem.

From concept sketch to construction, the bronze emblem has gone through eight different stages of preparation from clay modeling/computer graphic to bronze casting and polishing, said officials.
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Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Pralhad Joshi and Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri were present on the occasion.

The new four-storied Parliament building is spread over 13 acres, located near the Rashtrapati Bhavan, was expected to be finished before the country's 75th Independence Day this year. However, the deadline was was changed to October.

The building is expected to cost the government around Rs 1,250 crore, up 29 percent from the initial budgeted expenditure of Rs 977 crore, as per reports.

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