New Delhi, Nov 16: Celebrating Children's Day in true Google style, the search engine giant has displayed a colourful Doodle 4 Google India 2012 on its homepage created by Arun Kumar Yadav, a student of class 9 Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh.
Yadav won the Doodle 4 Google India 2012 contest that invited students in grades K-12 to design doodles using their creativity and imagination which the search engine promised to display on its India homepage.
The theme for this year's competition was 'Unity in Diversity', and in all it received over two lakh entries from over 1000 schools across 60 cities, within one month of the contest announcement. The jury included actor Boman Irani and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan, who decided upon the final 13 Doodles.
After choosing Yadav as winner, the search engine made his Doodle titled ‘India - A Prism if Multiplicity' on the Google (India) homepage Wednesday, National Children's Day. The Doodle will also be featured on a special colour pack and drawing book by Classmate. All the finalists will receive a Google Goodie bag and a Samsung tablet.
"Doodle4Google is a great platform for youngsters of India to showcase their talent on an international platform. We have seen tremendous response from India, over the years. This year we have received over two lakh entries from more than 1000 schools across 60 cities. We are overwhelmed with the response, and amazed at the talent that remains untapped in the far corners of India. Another exciting element this year was that we saw participation from cities beyond the four metros, which is a clear indication that we are well underway to taking the internet to the next billion," said Rajan Anandan, Managing Director Google, India.
Google has also declared the category winners of the competition.
Vasudevan Deepak, Devgiri CMI Public School, Calicut
The Great Banyan
Shravya Manjunath, Mitra Academy, Bangalore
Unity in dance disperses vibrant colours
S. Preetham Paul, Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, T.P.T. Branch, Vishakhapatnam
Striding Forward the Unity