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 - APSRTC to Operate Over 1000 Special Buses to Clear Dasara Rush. Details Inside
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 - Video: Mukesh Ambani Along With Radhika, Son Anant's Fiancee, Visit Tirumala Temple; Donate Rs 1.5 Crore
“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 - Viral Video: Woman Swims Across Overflowing River With Family’s Help To Appear For Her Exam
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.