Google 4 Doodle: Chandigarh lad emerges victorious

Google India has announced that Arun Kumar Yadav, a class 9 student of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chandigarh, is the winner of this year's the fourth edition of Doodle4Google (D4G) contest. Chosen out of 13 finalists, the resident of Chandigarh was felicitated by Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google, India, in New Delhi today.
The Doodle4Google competition, an annual competition hosted by Google India, was launched in 2009 and is open to students from grades 1 to 10, who are invited to design the Google Doodle to celebrate Children's Day in the country. The theme for this year's competition was 'Unity in Diversity,' and over two lakh entries were received from more than 1000 schools across 60 cities. On the jury were famed actor Boman Irani and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan, who went through the entries to decide the final 13 Doodles, which were then exhibited for online voting to choose the final winner.
"Doodle4Google is a great platform for youngsters of India to showcase their talent on an international platform. We have seen tremendous response from India over the years. Another exciting element this year was that we saw participation from cities beyond the four metros, which is a clear indication that we are well underway to taking the internet to the next billion," said Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google India.
The winning doodle, titled 'India - A Prism if Multiplicity' will go live on the Google India's homepage on November 14, National Children's Day. The picture reflects the artistic merit, creativity, and expression of the theme. This doodle will also be featured on a special colour pack and drawing book by Classmate. All the finalists will receive a Google Goodie bag and a Samsung tablet.
Sanskruti School of Fine Arts, College of Arts, Delhi University, National Institute of Fine Arts and Delhi College of Art were part of the shortlisting process. All the entries were evaluated on the criteria of artistic merit, creativity, concept and the supporting statement.
Participants of Doodle4Google were grouped into three different categories: Group 1 comprising students from class 1 to 3; Group 2 with students from class 4 to 6; and Group 3 with students from class 7 to 10.
Given below are the category winners from the three groups: Group 1: Vasudevan Deepak - Devgiri CMI Public School, Calicut Group 2: Shravya Manjunath - Mitra Academy, Bangalore Group 3: S Preetham Paul - Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan, TPT Branch, Vishakhapatnam 


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