Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Ganesh Maratha – Creator of State Sanitation logo

Talent never hide and this happened with a little boy of a remote village.  When honourable Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Mr. Harish Rawat lifted Ganesh Maratha in front of large crowed to felicitate and award him first prize for the logo competition, this little boy was calm, cool and shocked.

Ganesh born and brought up in Kishanpur village of district Uttarkashi. He is youngest in the family. Though, family has 5 members but economic status is very poor. His father Dharam Sing is unemployed and mother Lakshmi Devi is simply house lady. The family is mainly dependent on agriculture and livestock for their livelihood. Ganesh studied in class 8th of Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Kishanpur.

School teachers told that Ganesh is an average student in study but he is fond of arts and sports. The logo and concept was his brain child. We simply organised various competitions in our school and entries submitted to Swajal office. We were not in a thought that our student can compete at state level. Today we all teachers feel proud of Ganesh. Now he is celebrity not for our school, nearby villages but for all state, teachers reacted. Ganesh has given hope to millions of students residing and studying in remote villages having very poor family background and non enabling environment.

Today, Ganesh’s created butter fly logo is a brand of Uttarakhand state for sanitation campaign. This logo is used in all communication tools and publicity materials like print, electronic and new media.

Jayprakash Panwar
(IEC Expert)