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National Medical Commission of India Changed Its Logo, Replacing its Previous Ashoka Emblem With Dhanvantari? Fact-Check

The new logo of the National Medical Commission of India (NMC) is being circulated by propagandists who claim that Dhanvantari, also known as the God of Ayurved and Physician of Devas, has changed the logo replacing the previous Ashoka emblem.

Verified accounts on twitter, including TheLiverDoc (“@theliverdr“) tweeted “The National Medical Commision of India, the apex “scientific” body that regulates medical education and medical professionals has silently dropped the Ashoka State Emblem from it’s logo, replacing it with an image of the Hindu God Dhanvantri, the embodiment of pseudoscientific Ayurveda, thus signaling the shameless entry of India into the inner circle of pseudoscience Hell. If the NMC Members in charge of this abomination has some shame, they’ll change the logo to a more secular one…one that does not embrace pseudoscientific beliefs, driven by religion and faith, but by science and rationality. Some shame at least.”. The tweet was made on Nov 30, 2023, which has received an about 879.3k views on X.

Premanand Johnson (“@PremanandJohns5“) also made the same claim by tweeting “The National Medical Commision of India, the apex “scientific” body that regulates medical education and medical professionals has silently dropped the Ashoka State Emblem from it’s logo, replacing it with an image of the Hindu God Dhanvantri . Shame on NMC to change the logo – Let’s not mix science with religion. #RahulGandhi #MakkalNeedhiMaiam #iKamalHaasan #DMKITWING #ApolloHospitals #Hospital“.

The same claim about this incident was made by Thomas Issac (“@drthomasisaac“). According to this user, The image of the Hindu god Dhanvantri has taken the place of the Asoka emblem on the National Medical Commission after the logo is being replaced.

Several other accounts, including Sushant Singh (“@SushantSin“), @AminaaKausar, Rajendra Kumbhat (“@Enraged_Indian“), Rahul (“@thewarriorpoet7“), The Cancer Doctor (“@DoctorHussain96“), esSENSE GLOBAL (“@esSENSEGlobal“), Shobhit (“@Shobhit3103“), Times Algebra (“@TimesAlgebraIND“), Arfa Khanum Sherwani (“@khanumarfa“), RVCJ Media (“@RVCJ_FB“), Dr Sumeet Shah (“@DrSumeetShah“) also made the same claim that they are opposing and not accepting the logo of India’s National Medical Commission, which features Hindu religious deity Dhanvantari after removing the Ashoka state emblem. National Medical Commission is for all Indians, not exclusively for Hindus. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The NMC logo hasn’t been altered, that much is true. Only the black and white central image is now coloured, and “Bharat” has taken the place of the word “India.”

Hindu published an article on Nov 30, 2023, and shared the same incident with the headline “Dismay over the addition of a colour image of Dhanvantari, and the word ‘Bharat’ to the National Medical Commission’s logo”.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Propagandists are circulating false claims about the NMC logo to set their propaganda over religion and to create communal disharmony.

Conclusion:

Claim : The National Medical Commission of India (NMC) has replaced its previous Ashoka emblem with Dhanvantari, also referred to as the God of Ayurved and Physician of Devas. Several propagandists are spreading the new NMC logo.

Fact : In actuality, NMC’s logo remains unchanged. Only the central image, which was previously in black and white, is now coloured, and “Bharat” has taken the place of the word “India.”

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