Country’s tallest Lion Capital of Ashoka sculpture will be installed at MLIRC, Belagavi
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Country’s tallest Lion Capital of Ashoka sculpture will be installed at MLIRC, Belagavi

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Country’s tallest Lion Capital of Ashoka sculpture will be installed at the Maratha Light Infantry regimental centre (MLIRC), Belagavi which is proud moment for the People of Belagavi and Country.

This sculpture has been made by Ranjith Singh Rathore in his workshop located in Shikargarh, Jodhpur.

Total height of this Lion Capital of Ashoka sculpture & base part is 21 feet. This will be installed without pillar. The lower part has been made separately Which is five and a half feet on which Ashoka Chakra and cow etc. have been engraved. It is made of four and a half feet. The statue of four lions is 11 feet.

Made by fiber :

This Lion Capital of Ashoka sculpture is made from fiber. Fine workmanship has been done in this sculpture costing about 4 lakhs. There will be no effect of sunlight, rain water on this sculpture of golden color. As It is made of fiber, it is also light in weight. It has been lifted by hydraulic crane and packed container and shifted to Belagavi recently.

Ranjit Singh’s father Karan Singh Rathod has monitored entire work. He mentioned that about 20 to 25 artisans have made it. when sculpure was ready, it was coded with three base colors. Then it is completely painted with golden color.

Gun sculptures will be installed around this Lion Capital of Ashoka sculpture.

Importance of Ashoka pillar symbol

The Lion Capital Of Ashoka is adopted as the national emblem of India and it recognizes the teachings of Gautam Buddha. The four lions stand for power, courage, and confidence and pride.

The country commits to uphold peace and tolerance by embracing the phrase “Satyamev Jayate” that states “truth alone triumphs.” It is also used as the official signatory by the government of India. The national emblem is a source of inspiration for all Indians and is a symbol of unity of the diversified culture of India.

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