The design of Central Sculpture has been conceptualised by National Gallery of Modern Arts. The main structure of the memorial is a vertical 30 feet tall granite pillar that we consider as a primordial yet permanent mark as a signal of a sacred space, for an officer who is always in the line of duty. The single block of granite both polished and unpolished present the ebony black granite as a testimony of tolerance and karmic symbolism.
The memorial takes cues from stone building heritage and is modelled on a cenotaph tall upright stones erected in ancient history. The human response is to bow in front of a monumental memoir. When a serving officer sacrifices his life, it is a living memory of service before self. The single block of granite both polished and unpolished presents the ebony black granite as a testimony of tolerance and karmic symbolism.
Granite as a stone is in itself a witness to human civilization – it stands as a sentinel amidst the many catastrophes of cultures and absorbs events and experiences. The ebony shade of black is one that is the essence of all that is on the earth and beyond. The language of defence of protection is as old as history and therein lies the story of dharma in the life of a policeman.
The one who serves is a karma yogi, truth to action is his karma and it is the fruit of this selfless action that leads him to the eternal river of life. Granite characteristics include strength and durability. The life of a police man mirrors these qualities. Granite’s longevity in the face of all kinds of catastrophes is a metaphor for the service that an officer offers to the society.
The representation of a flame that accompanies the elements exemplifies the living story of service. It symbolizes ceaseless meditative union with the spirit. Man is mortal but his actions of bravery and courage in the hour of service are immortal. The flame is the insignia of the life that lives in the names of the police personnel.