Pune girl's drawing on Assam featured as Google Doodle on Children's Day

Published: Nov 14, 2014, 08:32 IST | Agencies

Pune's Vaidehi Reddy won the sixth edition of the "Doodle4Google" contest. The winning doodle went live on the Google India homepage on Children's Day, Nov 14, a statement

Pune's Vaidehi Reddy won the sixth edition of the "Doodle4Google" contest. The winning doodle went live on the Google India homepage on Children's Day, Nov 14, a statement.

A student of Army Public School, Pune, Reddy's winning doodle titled the "Natural and Cultural Paradise - Assam" was chosen from among 12 finalists in this year's contest.

Vaidehi Reddy's winning Google Doodle. Courtesy / Google.com
Vaidehi Reddy's winning Google Doodle. Courtesy / Google.com

The theme for this year's contest was "A place in India I wish to visit" which saw record breaking entries of over one million, from more than 1700 schools across 50 cities, Google said in the statement.

"Doodle4Google is the perfect platform for the youth of India to showcase their talent on an international platform. It allows youngsters from not only the metros but from Tier II, III and even IV cities to participate and that is evident from the entries seen this year," said Rajan Anandan, vice president and managing director, Google India.

"The response of over 1 million entries is indeed overwhelming and the talent which has surfaced through the entries is remarkable," added Anandan.

The Doodle4Google competition was launched in 2009 and is open to students from classes 1 to 10. They are invited to design the Google Doodle to celebrate Children's Day in the country.

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