National Emblem is a symbol that represents the People’s Republic of Bangladesh. It is the national flower shapla (Nymphaea pubescens) resting on water, having on each side an sheaf of paddy and being surmounted by three connected leaves of jute with two stars on each side of the leaves. Bangladesh landscape and economy are characterized by water, paddy and jute. The aquatic blooming flower shapla embedded on these three things symbolizes promise, aesthetics, and elegance. The stars symbolize aims and ambition of the nation.