November 14, birthday of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is celebrated as Children’s Day in India and Google is continuing its tradition of featuring the doodle by winner of its Doodle 4 Google contest on google.co.in on Children’s Day. “Happy Children’s Day! Meet the Doodle for Google winner!”, says the hover text when you hover your mouse over the doodle image, and search results for “Children’s Day in India” are shown when you click the doodle on desktop or tap it on mobile.
The doodle featured on the Google India home page on the occasion of Children’s Day 2016 is that by 11-year-old Pune girl Anvita Prashant Telang, who was announced as the national winner of the “Doodle 4 Google” contest last week. The sixth standard student from Vibgyor High School in Balewadi area was chosen for her Doodle submission on the theme titled “If I could teach anyone anything, it would be”.
Twelve doodles made by kids across India were shortlisted as national finalists of the 8th edition of Google’s annual Doodle 4 Google (D4G) competition. The entries that came from over 50 cities across the country were evaluated on artistic merit, creativity and theme communication as well as their unique and novel approach to the Doodle. All D4G participants are grouped into three categories: Group 1 comprising students from Class 1 to 3; Group 2 with students from Class 4 to 6; and Group 3 with students from Class 7 to 10. Google then invited everyone to help choose the winner by voting for their favourite doodle to select one winner from each group. Online voting was open from November 2 to November 2010.
“With ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition, we aim to promote creativity, passion and imagination in younger users. We congratulate Anvita for being judged as the winner this year,” Sapna Chadha, Head of Marketing, Google India, said in a statement.