PM Modi to felicitate 'Swachh Bharat' logo, tagline contest winners

Winners of the contest for suggesting the logo and the tag line for 'Swachh Bharat Mission' will be felicitated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, on the occasion of the launching of the mission.

ANI| Last Updated: Oct 01, 2014, 12:18 PM IST

New Delhi: Winners of the contest for suggesting the logo and the tag line for 'Swachh Bharat Mission' will be felicitated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday, on the occasion of the launching of the mission.

Anant Khasbardar of Kolhapur, Maharashtra has won the Logo design contest while Bhagyasri Sheth of Rajkot, 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.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will give away the prizes at a public function to be organized in New Delhi on Thursday.

Ideas were invited from the people for designing the logo and suggesting appropriate slogans on the website, 'mygov.in' till September 19, 2014.

Around 1,636 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'.