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Children's day India: Google celebrates with a doodle

Last updated on: November 14, 2011 17:48 IST

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Keeping with the tradition of celebrating landmark occasions, the search engine giant has yet another doodle on its homepage today.

Today's Google homepage greets you with a colourful doodle of a bunch of musical instruments.

The doodle celebrating Children's Day is the brainchild of Varsha Gupta, a Class Three student of Ryan International School in Greater Noida.

Gupta was recently chosen as winner of the Doodle 4 Google competition that Google organised.

The search engine had announced that it would put the winning entry on its India homepage on Children's Day -- November 14.

On the Google 4 Doodle site Gupta explains her creation in these words:

"India is a land of different cultures. In India Music plays a very important role. India has given many musical instruments to the world. Example:  Tabla, Sarod, Veena, Shehnai etc.

Goddess Saraswati plays Veena, God Shiv plays damaru. According to our mythological stories musical instruments used to be played on all the occasions.

Even during war musical instruments were played. Lord Krishna's flute is known in the whole world for its magical music. In modern days Zakir Hussain is world famous as Tabla Mastro. Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is known as a great Santoor player all over the world."

The theme of the competition was India's gift to the world and was open to students from Class 1 to Class 10 with the winner walking hope with a laptop, Internet connection for a year and a technology grant of Rs 2,00,000 for his/her school.

From over 1,55,000 entries 6000 doodles were longlisted following which faculty from the Sir JJ School of Arts shortlisted 600 doodles that made it to the semifinal round.

A panel of judges including artist Ganga Kadakia, actress Nandita Das and adman Prasoon Joshi picked the 45 finalists while Jennifer Hom, from Google's doodle team, chose the winning doodle.

India celebrates the birthday of Pt Jawaharlal Nehru's as Children's Day.


Image: Google Doodles for Children's Day

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A seven-year-old school student Varsha Gupta won the national-level third 'Doodle4Google' contest organised in Noida. Her doodle was chosen from over 1,55,000 doodles submitted by students from across the country. It was selected based on artistic merit, creativity, and expression of the theme 'India's gift to the world'. The doodle will be featured online on Google's India homepage on the upcoming 'Children's Day for 24-hours.

Image: on Rediff iShare: Noida girl wins Doodle4Google contest

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