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Rashtrapati Bhavan's green initiative gets new logo

The Rashtrapati Bhavan's sustainability initiative - Roshni Prachodaya Society (Roshni) - on Wednesday got a new logo selected by President Pratibha Patil.

The logo, created by a class nine student from Jammu and Kashmir, was among 3,276 entries submitted by schoolchildren across India.

Created by Robin Singh, a student of Kendriya Vidyalaya Border Security Force (BSF) School, Bandipore, the logo depicts a combination of a house and a tree. Robin Singh will receive a cash reward of Rs 10,000 at a felicitation ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on World Environment Day on 5 June.

A special encouragement prize was given to Vibhu Prakash, a class 4 student in Air Force School, Subroto Park. 

'As many as 10,480 schools were contacted, thereby sensitising an estimated 10.48 million students, and approximately 31 million members of their families,' Christy Fernandez, secretary to the president and head of the jury that shortlisted the entries, told IANS.

A total of 455 schools responded with 4,081 registrations and 3,276 final entries, which will open for public viewing from 31 May to 2 June.

India@75, a grassroots initiative for realising the dream of an 'inclusive, sustainable and developed India by 2022', signed a MoU with Roshni in September 2011, and the logo competition was the first activity under the collaboration.
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