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The 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.[1] It was adopted by the newly formed Interim Government of Uttarakhand at the establishment of the state on 9 November 2000.

Emblem of Uttarakhand
उत्तराखण्ड का राज्य-चिह्न
Seal of Uttarakhand.svg
ArmigerThe Government of Uttarakhand
Adopted9 November 2000
CrestThe Sarnath Lion Capital superimposed on a red background
BlazonA Diamond Shield of white background and blue borders with four streams charging from the left to right
SupportersStylized mountain peaks of the Himalayas
Motto"सत्यमेव जयते" (Satyameva Jayate, Sanskrit for "Truth Alone Triumphs")
Other elements"उत्तराखण्ड राज्य" (Hindi for "State of Uttarakhand") inscribed in blue fonts at the bottom
UseOfficial representation of the State of Uttarakhand

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DescriptionEdit

The Emblem 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 emblem it reads "उत्तराखण्ड राज्य" (Hindi for "State of Uttarakhand") having inscribed in blue fonts.

SymbolismEdit

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.

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