The entrance area highlights Ashoka’s concept of welfare state,
India’s peace missions to neighbouring countries in the third
century before Christ, successive Buddhist congregations for resolving
religious issues, and Emperor Akbar’s efforts in bringing out
a unifying religious faith with the best of all religions. These were
the foundation stones of Indian Constitution after the independence.
The exhibit, in the entrance area, is a half scale model of Ashokan
pillar, one of such on which Ashokan inscriptions are engraved. The
lion capital of Sarnath pillar has been adopted as the national emblem
and the wheel design in the base of the lion capital is placed at the
centre of Indian national flag.