The State official emblem was finally cleared for Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday. The State government took four-and-a-half years to redesign the emblem after the United State AP was bifurcated in 2014. The new State, Telangana, did this on highest priority, while Andhra Pradesh was left without touching it for all these days. The State was using the emblem of the undivided State till date and finally made it the other day.
The government which was busy running around the countries and cities like Singapore, Japan and Malaysia for all these four years on building a new capital, had completely given up the need for a new official State emblem. There was a global campaign for building a global city – Amaravati. The State government’s resources – money and man power – were spent only around the design of the new capital. Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu spent all these years only on having world class designs for the new capital and looked as if he completely forgot the design required for the State official emblem.
Having failed to make the new capital a reality, the State government had finally sat down to have its own emblem and the design was made official only on November 14.
The new emblem for the State comes with several changes to the existing emblem of the undivided Andhra Pradesh. The emblem is designed with inspiration from the Buddhists Dharma Chakra – the wheel of law and the Satyameva Jayate motto.
The emblem has three circles drawn around the Puna Ghataka, a vase of plenty. The inner circle has 48 decorative beads followed by 118 for the middle circle and 148 for the outer circle. The Puna Ghataka is decorated with a four-band garland with medallions tassels.
This time, the Government of Andhra Pradesh is written in Telugu on the top followed by Andhra Pradesh written in English and Hindi at the left and right sides of the middle circle. The Satyameva Jayate is written at the bottom, right under the national emblem of lion capital. The lion capital is printed in orange colour. The Dhamma Chakka and the Puna Ghataka are printed in green, for a multicolour printing