Did the SC Actually Approve a Logo for Teachers to Put on Their Cars?


The Logical Indian Fact Check team investigates the claim that the Supreme court has approved a new logo for teachers to put on their car.
A picture of apparently a logo is being circulated in WhatsApp with the claim  that it is  the new logo for teachers to put on their car as Doctors and Lawyers do. It is also being said that the Supreme court has approved this logo. 
 
The logo shows two palms around a book and a pen in the centre with the text, "I want, I can, I will." The Logical Indian received multiple requests to verify the logo.
A viral message on WhatsApp claims that the Supreme Court has approved a logo for teachers to put on their cars, much like doctors and lawyers.

The message has been viral on social media since last year. Is this something true or just a hoax? After research, we can say that this message was spam. The Supreme Court has approved no such logo for teachers. Further, the official website of the Supreme Court makes nomention if such a directive having been passed.
Therefore, the claim has been proved false. The Supreme Court has not approved any such logo for teachers. The web site of the Supreme Court has no mention of any directive being passed around it.
 
The logo has been going virals in the last couple of years. The logo was originally designed by Rajesh Khanna, a principal of a government school in Ludhiana's Jagraon town. After speaking to The Quint, Khanna clarified that the logo had been released by him in September 2017, on the occasion of Teachers’ Day. 
Having been in the profession for over twenty years, Khanna released the logo to recognize the efforts of the community, he said. However, the has been no directive from the Supreme Court regarding an ‘approval for the symbol, Khanna said. 
 
“There has been no directive from SC of this sort, atleast none that I know of. We are currently in the process of getting it approved as a trade mark. However, the news of the SC approving this symbol is false” Rajesh Khanna said.
Khanna added that he was planning to now approach the Ministry of Human Resource Development and other concerned parties in order  to get an official recognition for the symbol.
There has been no directive from SC of this sort, atleast none that I know of. We are currently in the process of getting it approved as a trademark. However, the news of the SC approving this symbolis false,"the Quint quoted Khanna as saying 2years ago.

Written by - Esra Abdalrahim
Edited by - Daity Talukdar

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