Nagpur: The logo of ‘Orange City Craft Mela,’ being organized by South Central Zone Cultural Centre (SCZCC) was unveiled on Thursday (December 18). The best selected logo was unveiled by Valsa Nayar Singh, Principal Secretary, Culture Department, Maharashtra State, who is also Chairman of South Central Finance Committee in a programme held at the premises of SCZCC, Civil Lines, Nagpur. Others who were present on the occasion include SCZCC Director Dr Piyush Kumar, officials, employees, local artists and media personnel. The ‘Orange City Craft Mela’ is being organized by SCZCC since the past 22 years.
The SCZCC had organized an open contest for logo of ‘Orange City Craft Mela.’ A total of nine logos were received out of which the best logo was selected by a team of experts. The logo sent by Architect Pranav Pathrabe was selected as the best logo. Pathrabe was awarded with the prize money of Rs 11,000. Pathrabe, apart from being an Architect by profession and art lover, has achieved great heights as an expert in the art of drawing. He has worked along with Bengaluru’s reputed architect Ravindrakumar. Pathrabe has received several awards in designing including Birla White Yuva Ratna Award.
Apart from Pathrabe, others who sent their logos for the contest include Mrunmayi Namjoshi, Aishwarya Nitnavre, Neha Malve, Supriya Virdi, Pranal Salodkar, Yogita Deshmukh, Nanshad Khan, and Surojit Das.
The team of experts who selected the best logo comprised Dr Prafulla Kshirsagar, Dean, Government Chitrakala College, and Prof Jathar, Head of Lalit Kala Department, Nagpur.