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Seal of Uttarakhand

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Adopted  9 November 2000
Armiger  The Government of Uttarakhand
Crest  The Sarnath Lion Capital superimposed on a red background
Escutcheon  A diamond-shaped shield of white background and blue borders with four streams charging from the left to right
Supporters  Stylized mountain peaks of the Himalayas
Motto  "सत्यमेव जयते" (Satyameva Jayate, Sanskrit for "Truth Alone Triumphs")

The State Seal of Uttarakhand or The State Emblem of Uttarakhand is the official state seal used by the Government of Uttarakhand and is carried on all official correspondences made by State of Uttarakhand. It was adopted by the newly formed Interim Government of Uttarakhand at the establishment of the state on 9 November 2000.

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Description

The Seal of Uttarakhand is a diamond-shaped emblem of white background and blue borders supported by the stylized mountain peaks of the Himalayas with four streams charging from the left to right. The National Emblem of India, Sarnath Lion Capital is superimposed on a small red background on its crest with the national motto in Devanagari, "सत्यमेव जयते" (Satyameva Jayate, Sanskrit for "Truth Alone Triumphs") is presented below. At the bottom of the seal it reads "उत्तराखण्ड राज्य" (Hindi for "State of Uttarakhand") having inscribed in blue fonts.

Symbolism

The red background on the top represents the blood of statehood activists who lost their lives during the course of Uttarakhand statehood movement, while the white background represents the peaceful nature of the Uttarakhandi people. The mountains represent the geography and ecology of the Himalayan state and the four streams represent the big four rivers of the state; Ganga, Yamuna, Kali and Ramganga. Blue colour symbolizes purity of water attributed to the holy rivers of Uttarakhand.

References

Seal of Uttarakhand Wikipedia


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