Jharkhand today gets a new emblem. This is an emblem that reflects its greenery and close proximity to environment. It not only denotes forests and greenery, but also the rich natural resources, wild life and inherent prosperity.
The Saura art used in the new emblem also reflects the rich cultural legacy of the state and its people. It displays Ashoka Stambh too which denotes participation in the progress of the nation.
Jharkhand state was formed on November 15, 2000 and the old emblem was adopted at that time. It had Ashoka Chakra too and was square in size.
The Chief Minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren had announced in January, 2020 itself that a new state emblem would be unveiled and adopted in the state soon.
The official approval to the new emblem was given on July 22, 2020 and it is only a fitting fact that it would come into use from August 15, 2020, Independence Day.
There is no doubt that this new emblem reflects the ethos of the state better and is more representative of its culture and its people.
Jharkhand is the crown among all states of India, in many ways. But especially because of its people. The people who live in the innards of the state, untouched by urbanisation and ghettoisation, and living in the lap of the nature.
The people of Jharkhand show untrammelled hope. They live amid unsurpassed penury with meagre resources. But they carry one of the most beautiful smiles that any human being can possibly sport.
The pure, uncorrupted, unchanged and unconverted tribal joy and in-harmony-with-nature life is a sight to behold.
It is the state’s responsibility to ensure that this joy is kept intact, unexploited and untouched.
Let that innocence be preserved. Let that smile spread cheer and happiness all around.
Let the new Jharkhand EMBLEM bloom!