Class 4 Gurgaon student's doodle to feature on Google

Last Updated: Thu, Nov 12, 2009 12:10 hrs

A Class 4 student of Gurgaon will have his doodle featured on Google all day Nov 14. This is the first time that a 'made in India' doodle will be featured on the popular search engine.

Beating a good 4,000 other competitors, Puru Pratap Singh's doodle is based on the theme 'My India - Full of Life'.

A Google doodle is a creative Google logo that appears on some special days, to commemorate scientific and artistic achievements, historic or seasonal events, and other local occasions.

Encapsulating the rich diversity of the country in terms of the different religions practiced here, highlighting latest scientific feats and also showcasing Mahatma Gandhi, Singh's winning entry is a riot of colour laden with aesthetics and deep seated meaning - exactly what Google doodles are all about.

Explaining his doodle, Singh said: 'India is a country which has a blend of thousands of traditions and all religions like Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism and Islam. It has developed a lot in the past few years. The discovery of water on the moon by the Indian scientists is a proof to this fact.'

'The Indian culture is as vibrant as the colours of the peacock. Kashmir, the crown of India, is as serene as the peace bird and as pure as the lotus. We, the Indian citizens are also trying to fulfill Mahatma Gandhi's dream of educating each and every Indian child,' he added.

In August this year, Google India decided to unleash the creativity of thousands of children in India with a doodling competition called Doodle4Google.

Open to students from Class 1 to 10, the contest was judged by a panel of judges that comprised renowned cartoonist N. Ponnappa, artist Raghava K.K. and the faculty of the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad.

For over a decade, Google has been designing doodles for its homepage and Dennis Hwang - the master doodler - has been driving this innovation.

Besides having his doodle featured on the Google homepage all day on Children's Day, Singh has also been awarded a laptop computer, a t-shirt with his doodle and Rs.100,000 technology grant for his school.