Amaravati: The Andhra Pradesh government on Wednesday finalised its new emblem for official use, four years after the state bifurcation in 2014. It has been issued in three colours – multi-colour, blue and black and white.Also Read - Cyclone Gulab: IMD Issues Yellow Alert For Odisha, Andhra Pradesh
As per the notification issued by the N Chandrababu Naidu-led government, the state emblem is inspired by the Amravati School of Art and consists of ‘Dhamma Chakka’ which is the ‘Wheel of Law’. The ‘Dhamma Chakka’ is embelished with a ring of ‘triratnas’ alterating with pinnate leaves and precious stones’. Also Read - 8-Year-Old Andhra Boy Becomes The Youngest to Scale Mount Elbrus, Proudly Unfurls Tricolour | See Pic
“The three circles of decorative beads in ascending order of numbers – 48 in the inner, 118 in the middle and 148 in the outer circle,” the notification further read. Also Read - Andhra Couple Blessed With Twins on The Same Day 2 Years Later, After They Lost 2 Daughters in Tragedy
At the hub of the Dhamma Chakka is the ‘Puna Ghataka’ which is known as the ‘Vase of Plenty’, is decorated with a four banded garland on the main body with medallions and tassels. “There is a braid around the thin neck and a flaring mouth,” the notification revealed.
The release also stated that the emblem should never be reduced to a size of less than 24 mm in height.
The Andhra Pradesh government had earlier expressed the necessity of having a separate set of symbols for the state after bifurcation. On May 30, neem and black buck were declared as the state tree and animal, respectively. On the other hand, rose-ringed parakeet was named as the state bird and jasmine the flower. The announcement was made by Principal Secretary of Environment and Forests G Anantha Ramu.