The Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC) has adopted a New Logo and Motto.

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  • The Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC) has embraced a new motto: ” Where history is preserved for the Future: Yatra Itihasam Bhavishyaam Prasakshantah.”
  • An online competition was launched in 2023 on the MyGov portal to invite the designs for logo and motto.
  • The winning logo and motto of the IHRC were designed by Shaurya Pratap Singh of Delhi.
  • The winning entry was awarded a prize money of Rs. 50,000/- while consolation prizes of Rs. 5,000/- each were given to all shortlisted entries for logo and moto respectively.

About Motto

  • The pages in the shape of lotus petals represent IHRC as the resilient nodal institution for maintaining historical records.
  • The Sarnath pillar in the middle represents India’s glorious past.
  • Brown as the colour theme reinforces the organization’s mission of preserving, studying and honouring India’s historical records.

The Indian Historical Records Commission (IHRC)

  • The IHRC plays a vital role in identifying, collecting, cataloguing and maintaining historical documents, manuscripts other sources of historical information.
  • IHRC was established in 1919 and is an apex advisory body on archival matters in India.
  • National Archives of India is the Secretariat of Indian Historical Records Committee.
  • Members of the Committee, other than ex-officio Members will be appointed for a term of five year.
  • Composition: The Committee is headed by the Union Minister of Culture and comprises members including nominees of the Government of India, representatives from Central/State Governments, Universities and Learned institutions.

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