Pune Girl Wins Doodle4Google Contest

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Today, a class 10 student, Gayatri Ketharaman from Pune was awarded for designing the doodle, which would go live on the Google homepage on Children's Day this Thursday.

Pune Girl Wins Doodle4Google Contest

In the fifth edition of the Doodle4Google competition with the theme 'celebrating Indian women', 15-year-old Gayatri designed the doodle with a title "Sky's the limit for Indian women."

Gayatri reportedly drew a dancing woman in a pose which resembles the letter G, the two Os that follow are represented by a one rupee coin and a home with a leave on either side. The next G in the word has been formed using the moon and the earth.

Explaining the doodle she said, "Each letter of the doodle depicts the trait of Indian women. She is graceful and elegant, adept at balancing work and home. She is a go-getter and also personifies motherhood,"

"The theme this year is something so powerful and rich, so it has really enabled the youngsters across the country to showcase their talent and also bring to life the incredible diversity of the Indian women," said Kirron Kher while awarding the winner.

In fact, the winner was selected from the top 12 finalists who were 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. 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.

For those who are not aware, Google Doodle is a decorative changes and redesigned logo that the search engine giant uses on its home page to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and lives of famous artists and scientists.

"The competition is the perfect platform for the Indian youth to showcase their talent on an international platform. It allows youngsters not only from the metro cities but tier II, III and even IV to participate, which is evident from the entries seen this year," said Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google India.

According to Rajesh Anandan over 1.5 lakh kids sent their doodles to Google.

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