Just 4 days ago, a 7-year-old student of Ryan International school, Greater Noida, had won this year’s Doodle4Google contest. Today, on the occasion of Children’s Day, she can proudly show off her work on Google’s home page.
Won by Varsha Gupta, a seven-year-old student of Ryan International in Greater Noida near Delhi on the theme “India’s contribution to the world”, the doodle is a simple portrayal of six traditional musical instruments to form “Google”.
“Varsha Gupta’s doodle of the Google logo artfully depicts how India is a land of different cultures and music plays an important role in it. The doodle artfully represents many musical instruments that India has introduced to the to the world- Tabla, Sarod, Veena and Shehnai,” wrote Robin Joseph, Google’s Consumer Marketing executive on Google’s blog.
Explaining her doodle, Varsha says, "India is a land of different cultures. In India, music plays a very important role. India has given many musical instruments to the world.
Goddess Saraswati plays Veena, God Shiv plays Damaru. According to our mythological stories musical instruments used to be played on all the occasions. Even during war musical instruments were played. Lord Krishna's flute is known in the whole world for its magical music. In modern days Mr. ZakirHussain is world famous as TablaMastro and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is known as a great Santoor player all over the world".
This year participants were challenged to imagine their own version of the Google logo based on the theme "India’s gift to the world". Varsha was also given a laptop, a year's Internet connection and a Rs. 2,00,000 technology grant for her school.
The Google holds the Google Doodle competition every year wherein students from the 1st to 10th grade design their versions of its logo based on a theme.