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Heraldry

Each symbol of the Kolkata Police seal has a special significance. At the center is the Ashok Stambha, which has been adopted from Ashoka's Sarnath Lion Capital. The 24-spoked wheel is referred to as the Dharma Chakra. Dharma or Religion is the manifestation of the inner conscience and as Swami Vivekananda said: "Religion is the manifestation of the divinity already in man". Below the Dharma Chakra is inscribed Satyameva Jayate which signifies that Truth always wins. In between the two circles, which encircle the Ashok Stambha, is the symbolic peacock, which is the national bird. The seal signifies upholding Truth, Valour and Justice. "We who enforce the law must not merely obey it. We have an obligation to set a moral example, which those whom we protect can follow."

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