On the occasion of Children’s Day, today, Arun Kumar Yadav of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, has been declared the National Winner of Doodle4Google contest 2012. Arun is a student in 9th standard.
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This year’s theme for doodling was Unity in Diversity. Arun created a very beautiful and colorful sketch titled ‘India: A prism of multiplicity’ showing India’s diversity. To depict India’s love for sports, Arun used a football, a cricket bat, a badminton racquet and a hockey stick. These items make the first letter G in the word “Google” shown in the sketch. Next letter O is made using the face of a Kathakali dancer. The next O shows ornaments, next G shows the national bird peacock, L is shown through a figure of a farmer and the final letter E is made using a red chilli, clove and black pepper.
The competition was judged by a two-member jury comprising cartoonist Ajit Ninan and actor Boman Irani. More than 200,000 entries were submitted for the competition from 60 Indian cities.
Arun’s doodle is being shown on the Google’s search engine page instead of the regular logo of Google. The search giant noted “India has diverse cultures, religions, languages, customs and traditions. This diversity can be witnessed in enthusiasm for sports; unique folk culture; extraordinary remarkable handicrafts; wide range of flora and fauna; agricultural practices with worldwide farming output; unparalleled spices and cuisines… Such colossal diversities represent India’s oneness.”
“We are also promoting art awareness through Google. The search engine has tied up with 41 countries under the Google Art Project to bring the best world art to more than two billion Internet users. Art is the least accessible of all other genres,” Anandan said.
“You can visit the best museums in London and Paris with your computer — without moving out of your home,” Anandan said.