Winners of the logo and tagline contests for ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ will be felicitated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on October 2, on the occasion of the launching of the Mission.
Anant Khasbardar of Kolhapur in Maharashtra has won the logo design contest while Bhagyasri Sheth of Rajkot in Gujarat emerged successful in the contest for tagline for the logo.
Khasbardar will be awarded with a cash prize of Rs 50,000 while Bhagyasri will get Rs 25,000.
The Prime Minister will give away the prizes at a public function to be organised in New Delhi on October 2, said a senior Urban Development Ministry official.
Ideas were invited from the people for designing the logo and suggesting appropriate slogans on the website, ‘mygov.in’ till September 19 and 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 Tricolour signifies the entire nation uniting to achieve the vision of Mahatma Gandhi 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.