November 14: Today’s Google Doodle on Google India’s homepage has been designed by Puru Pratap Singh, a nine year old, 4th grade student from the Millenium City, Gurgaon.His doodle on the theme. My India Full of Life was chosen out of 4000 nationwide entries through an online poll. His doodle 4 google was selected based on artistic merit, creativity and expression of the theme. His doodle has been displayed on the Google India Homepage today, November 14 to celebrate Children’s Day.
The Google Homepage, My Inida full of life has G in the shape of a peacock, O represents the wisdom of India, the second O shows the discovery of water on the Moon by India, G shows that part of India Kashmir, which is known as the paradise on earth, L is designed as the rifle at Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate and lastly letter E depicts Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.
Puru Pratap Singh, a student of Sector 43 branch of Amity International School Gurgaon, was helped by his mother Arti Singh, who is an art teacher and his father N.P.Singh helped Puru in the thinking of the concept, My India Full of Life. Puru said that it was a very special moment for him to have won the Doodle competition. However he has other plans for his future. He wants to become a scientist and not an artist as he believes that artist aren’t that well paid.
The winning doodle will appear for the whole day on Google’s homepage. Puru has won a laptop, a tshirt with his doodle and Rs.1,00,000 technology grant for his school.
The doodle for google contest was open for all students from Grade 1 to 10 in India. My India was the theme of this competition. Google has asked students to create a doodle by giving an illustrative representation of what India means to them. The panel of judges included faculty and students of the National Institue of Design (NID), Ahmedabad renowned cartoonist N Ponnappa and a young emerging India artist Raghava KK.
Dennis Hwang, original Doodler and the Master Doodler chose the first ever young doodler for India on the basis of innovation and creativity. Congratulations Puru Pratap Singh