New Delhi: The Children's Day doodle on the Google India homepage has been designed by a class 10 student from Pune. The doodle titled "Sky's the limit for Indian women" has been designed by Gayatri Ketharaman for the fifth edition of Doodle 4 Google competition with the theme celebrating Indian women.
A depiction using each letter of Google to portray various facets of Indian woman - graceful, elegant, adept at balancing work and home and go-getter - by a school girl in Pune has been adjudged the national winner of Doodle4Google contest.
Doodle4Google (D4G) is an annual competition from the Internet giant for students of 1-10 grade who are invited to design the Google Doodle to celebrate Children's Day.
The winner was selected from among 12 finalists chosen from different parts of the country by the national jury comprising actress Kirron Kher and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan. Along with the national winner, three students grouped into different categories were also awarded.
The doodle titled 'Women Are Future, Empower Them Better' won in the category 2 (class 4-6), while the same on 'Indian Women Leading Our Country' won in the category 3(Class 7- 10).
All the finalists will receive a Google Goodie bag and an Acer C720 Chromebook.
Madhuram Vatsal from Lucknow won the prize in Class one to three category, while Binita Biswajeeta from Odisha with her doodle 'Women are future, empower them better' won in Class four to six category, and Akash Shetty from Bangalore with doodle titled 'Indian women leading our country' won in the Class seven to ten category.
This year the competition received 1.5 lakh entries in the contest held across 100 cities and 1,500 schools.
In 2012, the Doodle4Google winner was Arun Kumar Yadav, a class 9 Kendriya Vidyalaya student from Chandigarh. The 2012 Doodle 4 Google winning entry that featured on the Google India homepage on November 14 last year was titled 'India - A Prism of Multiplicity'.
Google4Doodle is an annual competition in which Google invites students from classes 1 to 10 to share their creativity by doodling on the Google logo. Google 4 Doodle 2013 is the fifth year of the competition in India.
(With inputs from PTI)