In remembrance of India’s first Prime Minister, Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru, Google launches a Google doodle every year for his birthday on November 14th. This time Doodle 4 Google contest, got over 2 lakhs doodles from 60 Indian sites. Out of which, Yadav , a Class-9 student from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sector-31, bagged the contest.
A soccer player, a kathakali dancer, gold jewellery, a peacock, a farmer and a few flowers is what made the doodle had it all and made it apt for the theme ‘Unity in Diversity’. The two-member jury were the unparalleled Mr. Ajit Ninan, cartoonist and Boman Irani, actor, who announced the contest winner at the picnic-cum-ceremony at at the Rail Museum in New Delhi on Monday, November 12th, 2012.
“My day as a cartoonist starts with this Bible, Google. There is no time for reference or visual dictionaries in the ‘sabzi mandi (vegetable market)’ of Indian politics. All the information is available at the click of the mouse,” Ajit Ninan said.
Doodle 4 Google had its inception before four years to uncover the creativity in children said Mr. Rajan Anandan, the vice-president and managing director of Google India.
“We are also promoting art awareness through Google. The search engine has tied up with 41 countries under the Google Art Project to bring the best world art to more than two billion Internet users. Art is the least accessible of all other genres,” Anandan said.
More than 100 million Indian Google Users will look at this proud emblem on the Google search engine on November 14th (Children’s Day).