Logo for the fete designed by Pramoda Devi Wadiyar
: The University of Mysore, which was founded in 1916, on Wednesday set the ball rolling on its centenary celebrations, which begin next year, with the launch of a logo and a website for the fete.
Interestingly, the logo for the centenary has been designed by Pramoda Devi Wadiyar, wife of the late scion of the royal family Srikantadatta Narasimharaja Wadiyar, who, like her husband and father-in-law Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar, the last Maharaja of the princely state of Mysore, happens to be an alumnus of this university.
Ms. Wadiyar, a designer, agreed to the varsity’s idea in June for designing the centenary emblem.
The logo reflects the varsity’s glorious journey. It contains words and letters in Sanskrit, Kannada and English. Maroon and royal blue colours had been used to craft the logo. Ministers R.V. Deshpande and V. Srinivas Prasad were present.
The web portal — University of Mysore 100 — was also launched on the occasion. On the occasion, a video about the varsity was screened.
Lexicographer G. Venakatasubbaiah, who studied at the Maharaja’s College here, recalled the Maharaja’s vision and contribution, and said: “There have been no days since 1933 without remembering my alma mater. Central College and Maharaja’s College were the country’s foremost model colleges.”