Kuvempu’s Vishvamanava Sandesha in Bengaluru Central University logo
News

Kuvempu’s Vishvamanava Sandesha in Bengaluru Central University logo

Bengaluru:  The new logo of the Bengaluru Central University (BCU) which was inaugurated yesterday will hold the words of Kuvempu, one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.

The logo is based on the University’s motto ‘Aagu Nee Aniketana’ translated as ‘Be Boundless.’ The line is from Kuvempu’s poem ‘Vishvamanava Sandesha,’ which conveyed his message of universal brotherhood.

“The first lines of the poem are translated as ‘Oh spirit! Transcend all boundaries.’ We shortened it to ‘Be Boundless.’ This reflects the vision of the University which is open and inclusive. There will be freedom of thought and expression,” Vice-Chancellor Prof. S. Japhet said.

The design was created by artist M.S. Murthy, former Chairman of Lalitha Kala Academy. Japhet said that there was a public call for submission of logo designs and a committee of writers including Prof. K. Marulasiddappa and Dr. Siddlingaiah, shortlisted them.

The logo was signed by the Chief Minister Siddharamaiah, Higher Education Minister Basavaraj Rayareddy and retired Justice M.N. Venkatachalaiah who is an alumnus of Central College. It will be framed and preserved for posterity, Japhet said.

Kuvempu, the first recipient of the prestigious Jnanpith Award, was once a Professor of Kannada Literature at the Central College for six years. “He wrote ‘Sri Ramayana Darshanam’ which got him the Jnanpith award when he was with the Central College,” Japhet said.

The logo also features the Clock Tower, which is a landmark of the Central College campus. The tower which was set up more than a century ago is one of the oldest clock towers in the city.

March 9, 2018

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending Posts
ABOUT

Mysuru's favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 39 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it's readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.