Google India Gets Children’s Day Doodle

Today’s doodle has a reason to be special. 

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The winning doodle was drawn by P Karthik, a student from Andhra Pradesh. (Photo: <a href="">Google</a>)

“If I could create something for India, it would be...” – this is how Google started its Doodle contest for school students in India, in a bid to celebrate Children’s Day here in a special way. The contestants were divided into three groups: students from Class 1–3 formed the first group, while those in class 4-6 formed the second. The last group constituted students from class 7-10.

Students had until October 13 to submit their entires, with the 12 finalists being declared on October 23. Public voting was held to decide the final winner, which ended on November 9. P Karthik from Andhra Pradesh was declared the winner today.

Karthik’s doodle will be displayed on the Google India homepage on November 14, celebrated across the country as Children’s Day.

The doodle, titled Plastic to Earth – Machine, was accompanied by a caption: This mega machine to recycle all the waste plastic from our country and make it into a material which helps the growth of mother nature. This machine will turn the most powerful evil plastic into green.

Although Karthik’s doodle is the only one to make it to the Google India homepage, another student from his school topped the second group.

Winner of Second Group

Titled Green City Dream City, this creation explains
everything. (Photo: <a href="">Google</a>)
Titled Green City Dream City, this creation explains everything. (Photo: Google)

P Ramya’s Green City Dream City doodle was captioned: I would want to create a green city which will only use green resources of energy. It will provide equal opportunity for everyone whether poor or rich.

A girl from New Delhi’s Mother Mary’s School was declared the winner of the third group.

Winner of Third Group

Titled: Robots - to transform India. (Photo: <a href="">Google</a>) &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;
Titled: Robots - to transform India. (Photo: Google)      

Ashita Sharma, the creator of this artwork envisions robots will make India a better place. “Blue robot will catch hold of one who litters and the one who is corrupt. The pink robot will collect taxes while the green robot will aim for a clean and green India.” A fan of Marvel comics?

Judged by well-known cartoonist Ajit Ninan and Art & Craft Wizard Rob (remember M.A.D on POGO?), the contest was well-fought. Do check all those out here.

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