Banaras Hindu University (BHU) alumnus Nikhil Kumar Rai has designed a logo that celebrates and marks the establishment of 30 years of diplomatic ties between India and Israel. The logo was unveiled on January 24 by Indian Ambassador Sanjeev Singla and Israeli Envoy Naor Gilon.
Nikhil, who completed his Bachelor of Applied Arts at the Faculty of Visual Arts in BHU in 2020, has won a cash prize worth one lakh rupees for designing the logo. He is currently pursuing his postgraduate training at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.
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The logo contains the Star of David and the Ashoka Chakra – the two symbols that indicate the national flags of both countries. It also forms the numeral 30 which represents the 30th anniversary of India-Israel bilateral relations. The logo symbolizes the strong friendship, love and admiration that exists between the people of the two nations, says BHU.
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Several Indian and Israeli students were invited to create the logo from which Nikhil was chosen by the embassies and consulates of both countries. India and Israel established diplomatic ties on January 29, 1992.
Nikhil has been a gold medalist of BHU. “He had graduated from Banaras Hindu University in 2020. Currently he is pursuing his PG from NID Ahmedabad. Nikhil visited his alma mater and applied arts department today and sought the blessings of his teachers. Nikhil has won a cash prize of Rs. a lakh for the logo design,” the university said.
Prof Hira Lal Prajapati, Dean, Faculty of Visual Arts of BHU congratulated Nikhil on this great achievement. He said that while “the Covid-19 pandemic has presented us with many unprecedented challenges, the faculty’s highly talented students have continued to make the institution proud.”
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