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    KVS New Logo

    About the New KVs Symbol
    New Logo of Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan
    KVS Logo
    New KVS symbol consists three elements related to educational activity. It consists images of rising Sun, open books, flying / buoyant birds and India's tricolor flag along with the KVs motto written in Devanagari. They are presented in best possible graphical simplicity to maintain their essence, easy recognition and a lasting recall. Books and flying birds are shown in a composite image. The simultaneous images of birds along the books form a single unite. Their circular alignment produces image of a Sun in the counter space. Interestingly, including the Sun all elements in new symbol are derived from the old symbol of the KVs!
    The inner space of symbol is seen as constantly radiating a glow or energy. The portrayal of glow and energy is an attempt to visually translate and resonate the KVs motto which mentions about that hidden light behind the Sun, the spirit within its fire is now uncovered by a graceful movement of the Sun itself.
    As a whole number of similar elements generates a rhythmic and dynamic association with its center. Their collaboration, alignment and direction further contribute to the unity of the form. Repetition of elements makes image of symbol easy to reproduce either manually or in digital media.
    Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan is calibrating its 50th anniversary and a Golden Jubilee Year in 2013-14. To show this in symbol it is subtly modified to include the required elements in the space between the Sun and Tricolour. This symbol can be used through the Golden Jubilee Year or even after it as long as it is desired by the organization.

    To highlight the 50th Year Golden Jubilee Celebration an enlarged figure of 50 years - 1963 to 2013 along the common elements of KVS symbol is designed.

    Sun is the origin of our beautiful planet and also the source of light that enables us to see it. It is an ultimate source of life and energy. The radiance and glow it emits are well cherished metaphors in all cultures for wisdom and clarity. Sun is the implementer and facilitator of time and by its consistency it stands as an enduring symbol of persistence and unfailing order. It is adored in all cultures hence seen as an entity discharging the affection and influence over every element that principally is part of it. Books are conservers and carriers of knowledge. They signify literacy and independence, availability and accessibility of knowledge and information. Buoyant birds are signifiers of imagination, freedom, mastery, space, migration, pace, lightness, fluency, and accomplishment. India's tricolor national flag is symbol of unity in diversity and national integration and is suggestive of KVS's national nature and spirit.

    Overall form of symbol offers experience of glow, radiance, movement, dissemination, order, rhythm, and facilitates itself as an inspiring form to concentrate upon. Gold color is used to compliment the Golden Jubilee Celebration of Kvs. Gold is associated with Sun, wisdom, preciousness, enlightenment and excellence. Tricolors of national flag are symbolic of national integrity and unity in diversity.

    Use the new KVS symbol according to these guidelines:
    Maintain the oneness of overall form and set proportions of its all units - do not distort the form of symbol or its units in any way by squeezing, stretching, skewing, cropping, twisting, flipping or inversing.
    Insist for colour system endorsed in the manual for printing or electronic media - do not change or alter the colours, do not use gradations, textures, outlines over the symbol.
    Use the symbol prominently. Take advantage of its visual influence by
    - representing them in good contrast to the background
    - placing them in adequate empty space from all other elements
     Use symbol on even, non-textured, non-patterned and on suggested background colours in this manual. Do not display symbol on patterned or distracting and non-recommended background colors because such use weakens their legibility and it contradicts with symbols familiarity and its recall.
    Do not add or reduce elements in or around the symbol. The KVS symbol is a complete design in itself. Surrounding them with words, figures, graphic designs, shading, or outlines alters the design and consequently compromises on the impact as well as the exclusive impression gained from years of consistent display.
    Do not use KVS symbol to form a border, background pattern, or object. Always use prescribed reproduction norms of the symbol available from the KVS sources. Follow the basic guidelines for the use of symbol in electronic media as given in the manual (you may download the complete KVS Graphic Identity User Manual by clicking here).

    The logos in different formats may be downloaded from here. Click on the image for large image.
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    KVS Motto
    तत् त्वं पूषन् अपावृणु
    tat tvaṁ pūṣanapāvṛṇu

    Oh Lord Sun! Remove the covering

    It is taken from Isha Upanishad: a key scripture of the Vedanta sub-schools, and an influential Śruti to diverse schools of Hinduism. 

    The complete verse (Isha Upanishad Verse 15 - the prayer of the Sun god) is given below so that the meaning of the above motto will be clear.

    हिरण्मयेन पात्रेण सत्यस्यापिहितं मुखम् ।
    तत्त्वं पूषन्नपावृणु सत्यधर्माय दृष्टये ॥

    hiraṇmayena pātreṇa satyasyāpihitaṃ mukham |

    tattvaṃ pūṣannapāvṛṇu satyadharmāya dṛṣṭaye ||


    By the lid of the golden lid, the face of the Truth hidden;
    Please remove it, O Thou, Nourisher of the world 
    So that satya and dharma can be seen!


    1. What is the meaning behind the sanskrit line

      1. To answer your query, I have updated the post giving the meaning of the motto. Please see.
        Thank you for your interest.