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NRI points out flaw in National Emblem
Vicky Nanjappa in New Delhi | January 10, 2008 02:40 IST
According to norms, the words Satyameva Jayate are supposed to be written below the National Emblem. However, on most occasions the words are missing. And it needed an NRI to point out this flaw.
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Chandra says this flaw is evident at several embassies. He adds says that letter heads of various persons holding important portfolios in the government have the emblem minus Satyameva Jayate.
This NRI from the US says his main intention of pointing this out to every person and adds that he will continue to fight till the flaw is rectified. Recently, he had come down to India and managed to get an appointment with the President.
Chandra first noticed this flaw around five years back.
The State Emblem of India (Prohibition of improper Use) Act of 1950 states that if the emblem is not accompanied by the words Satyameva Jayate it amounts to an offence under the act. An offence under this act attracts a punishment of 2 years imprisonment and also a fine of Rs 5000.
Ramesh Chandra says, "In this case, it is the government, which is the main culprit. Whom will you punish in such a case?"