Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Swachh Bharat Mission Logo and Tagline contest winners to be felicitated by Prime Minister

Winners of the contest for suggesting the LOGO and the Tag Line for ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ will be felicitated by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi on October 2, 2014 on the occasion of the launching of the Mission. 

Shri Anant Khasbardar of Kolhapur, Maharashtra has won the Logo design contest while Ms.Bhagyasri Sheth of Rajkot, Gujarat emerged successful in the contest for Tagline for the Logo. Shri Khasbardar will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs.50,000/- while Ms.Bhagyasri will get Rs.25,000/-. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will give away the prizes at a public function to be organized in New Delhi on October 2, 2014. 

Ideas were invited from the people for designing the Logo and suggesting appropriate slogans on the website, ‘mygov.in’ till September 19, 2014. 1,636 valid entries for Logo and 5,168 for the Tagline were received. 

The Logo with spectacles of Mahatma Gandhi with ‘Swachh Bharat’ written on the two glasses with the bridge of the spectacles in National Tricolour signifies the entire nation uniting to achieve the vision of Mahatma for a ‘Clean India.’ The Tagline “Ek Kadam Swachhata Ki Aur” exhorts all citizens to contribute in their own way towards the goal of Swachh Bharat. 

Courtesy: pib.nic.in

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