Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC) adopts a new logo and motto

Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC) adopts a new logo and motto

Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC) adopts a new logo and motto

Announcement of winners of Logo and Motto Design Competition of Indian Historical Records Commission

The Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC), is an apex advisory body on archival matters. It serves as an all India forum of creators, custodians and users of records to advise the Government of India on the management of records and their use for historical research. It was established in the year 1919. It is headed by the Union Culture Minister.

To clearly communicate the unique identity of the IHRC and the ethos it represents, designs were invited for a logo and motto. For this, an online competition was started on MyGov portal in the year 2023. A total of 436 entries were received in this response.

The following logo and motto entry submitted by Shri Shaurya Pratap Singh (Delhi) has been selected as the winner in this competition:

This logo perfectly expresses the theme and distinctiveness of the Indian Historical Records Commission. The lotus petal shaped pages represent the Indian Historical Records Commission as a flexible nodal institution for maintaining historical records. The Sarnath pillar in the middle represents the glorious past of India. Brown as the color theme reinforces the organization’s mission of preserving, studying and honoring India’s historical records.

The motto translates as “Where history is preserved for the future.” This motto holds great significance for the Indian Historical Records Commission and its work. Indian Historical Records Commission plays an important role in identifying, collecting, cataloging and maintaining historical documents, manuscripts, other sources of historical information. By doing so the Commission ensures that valuable historical knowledge is preserved for future generations. Therefore, the motto reflects the Commission’s commitment to ensuring the protection of historical documents and making these accessible for the benefit of present and future generations.

Four consolation prizes each were given to the following entries for logo and motto:

Logo

1. Ms. Manasvi Chandavaskar (Indore, Madhya Pradesh)

2. Ms. Deepika Mandal (Bengaluru, Karnataka)

3. Ms. Nonanda Verma (Jodhpur, Rajasthan)

4. Ms. Shivanshi Chauhan (Chuttamalpur, Uttarakhand)

ideal sentence

1. Ms. Jasneet Kaur (SAS Nagar, Punjab)

2. Naresh Aggarwal (Indore, Madhya Pradesh)

3. Shri Raju Chatterjee (Kolkata, West Bengal)

4. Shree Rinkal (Bharuch, Gujarat)

The winning entry will be awarded a prize money of Rs 50,000/-. An amount of Rs 5,000 each will be awarded as a consolation prize to all four entries selected for logo and motto.

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