For a country, the national emblem is a symbol of authority and represents the basis of its constitutional philosophy.
This emblem can be seen on the coins, currency notes, postage stamps, government documents and publications.
Our National Emblem has been taken from the Ashoka’s Lion Pillar at Sarnath.
Something Islamic would cause the Hindus to ask “Why not something Hindu?
” while something Hindu would cause the Muslims to say “Why aren’t we included?
The whole statue is almost perfectly proportioned and the form remarkably realistic.
The face in particular is as fine as anything produced by the Greeks or other masters.
Various mounds in and around the city have yielded a vast treasure trove of sculpture over the last 150 years.
Much of this ended up being displayed in the Mathura Museum.
” In a sense Buddhism was neutral in that the Buddhist population of the country was insignificantly small.
For the same reasons Nehru rejected the call to put Gandhi’s spinning wheel on the national flag, because it was associated with one particular political party, the Congress, and selected instead the Asokan ) is taken from one of Asoka’s edicts.