Google Doodle celebrates Children’s Day with Pune girl’s colourful imagination

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New Delhi, Nov 14: Google India is celebrating the birth anniversary of country's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru by dedicating a Doodle to him on its main page. This Doodle is designed by a Pune girl who won the Doodle4Google contest this year.

As a part of Doodle4Google, the company invited kids to create doodle on a particular theme, said an India Today report. This contest was carried out in 1700 schools across 50 cities in India and the annual contest was held ahead of the Children's Day. The doodle designed by the winner of the contest has been displaced by Google on the birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru who had utmost love and affection for children and was fondly called as Chacha Nehru by them.

This year marked the six edition of the competition and the theme was 'a place in India I wish to visit'. Google said that it received nearly 1 million entries for this year's competition, which was divided in three categories -- one for students in class 1 to 3, one for students in class 4 to 6 and the third for students in class 7 to 10.

The winner of the contest was Vaidehi Reddy from Army Public School in Pune. Reddy who belonged to the class 7 to 10 category sketched Assam. Her Doodle shows a tiger and rhino, which represent the rich wildlife found in Assam.

"Doodle4Gooogle is the perfect platform for the youth of India to showcase their talent on an international platform. The response of over 1 million entries is indeed overwhelming and the talent which has surfaced through entries is remarkable. We at Google are extremely encouraged by the fact that entries this year have come from across the country which is a clear indication that we are well underway to taking the internet to the next billion," Rajan Anandan, VP & MD of Google India was quoted as saying in the report.

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