This monument was designed by the same architect who designed the city of Chandigarh, Le Corbusier. It is part of Sector 1 of the capitol complex but has an imposing presence of its own. It is the official emblem of Chandigarh and has become almost synonymous with the city in popular imagination. The hand is raised to a height of 85 ft and weighs around 50 tonne. It is planted in a trench, which is called the Trench of Consideration. The monument is created out of metal sheets and is an excellent example of the avant-garde art of the period. The hand, with its palm spread wide, resembles a weathercock and rotates in the direction of the wind. Many say that the shape also resembles that of a dove, which heightens the symbolic meaning to include peace and happiness. It can be seen as an artistic representation of the belief that there are always two ways of looking at anything. Another way in which this sculpture-like monument can be interpreted is that one should always be open to both giving as well as receiving. 

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