New Delhi: The Doordarshan (DD) logo will be changed soon. Yes, the public service broadcaster founded by the government of India is all set to get a new look and it will come from the public itself. 

The administration has finalised top five logo designs on Monday from a competition held in 2017. It is expected that the broadcaster will reveal the new logo after the Lok Sabha election results. 

Another public service broadcaster of the nation Prasar Bharati said, "With a huge round of applause to all the talented participants who participated in the Logo Competition conducted by Doordarshan, Prasar Bharati would like to thank each and every one of them. Their participation made the competition a roaring success! The competition took place from 23rd July 2017 till 20th August 2017.”

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According to the official statement, total 10,000 entries were registered by the administration and after a long discussion, five logos were finalised. All 5 logo designers will be awarded Rs 1 lakh.

Here are the winners

1. Saneesh Sukeshan
2. Tejesh Sudheer
3. Anand Chirayil
4. Nikhil Landge    
5. Abey Thomas Joy

"Prasar Bharati would also like to congratulate each and everyone on the outstanding efforts taken to make a Logo for Doordarshan with a new aspiration and keeping the nostalgia alive…They (jury) were awed by the creativity of the young minds that was reflected in each of these Logo designs. They admitted it was a tough decision to narrow down the submissions and decide upon the winners due to a large number of entries (more than 10,000). Hence, in place of one, they decided to select Top 5," Prasar Bharati added.

However, not everyone is happy with the selection. According to reports, requests have been pouring in for keeping the old logo with little modification.


According to the media reports, Devashis Bhattacharyya, an alumnus of the National Institute of Design, designed Doordarshan logo. He and his eight NID alumni were working on a government project when they finalised the designed. His design has two curves, depicting the 'yin and yang' and it ended up being one of the 14 design that was submitted to his teacher, Vikas Satwalekar.