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Google celebrates India’s Independence Day with an artistic doodle

The design includes the word “Google” displayed across the Parliament House, and motifs of Ashok Chankra and peacocks.

IndependenceDay2017 Updated: Aug 15, 2017 08:50 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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The doodle on Google India search page on the occasion of Independence Day.(Google/Screengrab)

On the 71st Independence Day of India on Tuesday, search engine giant Google displayed an artistic doodle.

The doodle includes a motif of Indian Parliament, a symbolic wheel for the Ashok Chakra and India’s national bird peacock, all submerged in shades of saffron, green, white and blue.

The word “Google” is displayed across the Parliament House, made out of ribbons of the Indian tricolour.

“A unique paper-cut art style has been used to create a Doodle fit for the bold and colorful celebration of today’s events. The Parliament House depicted commemorates this day, this movement, and this triumph of independence,” Google said in a statement.

The special doodle has been designed and created by Mumbai-based artist Sabeena Karnik.

On last Independence day, Google had dedicated a doodle to the historic “Tryst with Destiny” speech of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru.

Previously, the Red Fort, various versions of the Indian flag, Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March and Indian postage stamps have been incorporated in Google’s Independence Day doodles for India.

First Published: Aug 15, 2017 08:50 IST