As I continue my UBC journey, today is a foto-Friday. So this post is for Photo Friday, Friday Skywatch, and for Orange You Glad it's Friday
Yesterday, the 26th of January, was India's Republic Day - this was the date on which the Constitution of India came into effect in 1950. As India celebrated it and I saw updates from friends, and watched the Republic Day parade live online, I recalled our trip to Delhi last summer, and to the Rashtrapathi Bhavan. This led to browsing through those photos once more and I decided to share this photo taken during sunset at the Rashtrapathi Bhavan (literally meaning the Presidential Residence).
In the forefront is featured the National Emblem of India which is an adaptation of the iconic Lion Capital of Emperor Ashoka at Sarnath. What is interesting about this is that it was added to sandstone piers on either side of the gates of the Rashtrapathi Bhavan in October 2015. This spot remained empty for over 65 years, where before independence, it held the British crown.