New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Arjun Singh has suggested the Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) to remove the ‘Lotus’ from the logo used by Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) since it is also used by the Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) in its symbol.The KVS had earlier changed the logo after its 79th meeting held on June 26 this year.
The old logo was being used by the Kendriya Vidyalayas (KVs) since its inception.
The old logo has been replaced “with a globe showing children reaching out and a satellite in the sky”.
“The basic motive to change the logo was that, now we work at an international level and the old logo was being used by us from the last 40 years”, an official said.
The new logo has been designed by Sudhir Kumar, an art teacher at Delhi Cant’s KV no. 3.
KVs in Tehran, Moscow and Kathmandu have also been informed about the changed logo.
“We have retained the Sanskrit motto taken from the Upanishads and that is very much reflective of the Indian culture. The new logo was decided upon after several deliberations and keeping in mind the present spirit of education and the scientific temper and globalization of education besides the changed National Curriculum Framework (NCF) that has broadened horizons and also focused on computer education” said Dr. U.N. Singh, Joint Commissioner (Academics) – KVs