Pinaki Chandra Ghose launches Logo and Motto of Lokpal

The Chairman and first Lokpal of India, Justice Pinaki Chandra Ghose launched the Logo and Motto of Lokpal on November 26, 2019.

The Motto of Lokpal “मा गृधः कस्यस्विद्धनम् ” saying “Ma Gridhah Kasyasvidhanam” is in Sanskrit language meaning Do not be greedy for anyone’s wealth, was adopted as the motto of Lokpal.

Lokpal was formed on March 19, 2019, with Headquarters at New Delhi. It is an ombudsman body or anti-corruption authority that represents public interests in matters related to corruption. Lokpal is responsible for making an enquiry into corruption charges at the national level while at the state level Lokayukta performs the same functions.

An open competition was conducted through the Lokpal registry mail and on the portal of Mygov website mygov.in, inviting entries for Logo and Motto of Lokpal at which 2236 entries were received for Logo and 4705 entries for the Motto of Lokpal.
The Logo design of Prashant Mishra from Prayagraj, Uttarpradesh was adopted as the Logo of Lokpal.
The Motto was adopted from the 1st sloka of ‘Ishabasoupanishad’.

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