This 11-year-old Pune girl gave Google its homepage on Children’s Day

15th Nov 2016
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On November 14, when India celebrated Children’s Day on the birthday of its first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Google featured a doodle on its homepage. Interestingly, the doodle was created by Anvita Prashant Telang, an 11-year-old girl from Pune.

Image : (L) The Indian Express; (R) - DNA
Image : (L) The Indian Express; (R) - DNA

Anvita is a sixth grade student at Vibgyor High School, Balewadi. She won the 'Doodle 4 Google' contest for her art-work, which she calls 'Enjoy Every Moment'. The doodle focuses on the simple things in life that lead to happiness.

"It’s heartening to see the messages that these young minds wish to communicate with such creativity," Sapna Chadha, Head of Marketing, Google India told The Indian Express. Google India received entries from over 50 cities and Anvita was chosen the winner after 10 days of voting. This was Google India's 8th edition of the contest.

"With the 'Doodle 4 Google' competition, we aim to promote creativity, passion, and imagination in younger users. We congratulate Anvita for being judged as the winner this year," Sapna told DNA. When users clicked on the doodle, they were redirected to the search results for 'Children's Day in India'.

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