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India's Google4Doodle Contest Won By 7 Year Old From Noida

Question asked by Ambarish Ganesh in #Coffee Room on Nov 10, 2011
Ambarish Ganesh
Ambarish Ganesh · Nov 10, 2011
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The Google4Doodle contest received a tremendous response, and a 7-year old Varsha Gupta from Noida has emerged the winner. This competition attracted more that 1,55,000 entries from all over the nation, which were then screened out to 44 semi-finalists, and then the winner was named.

The award-winning doodle!

"India's gift to the world"- this was the theme of this year's contest, and Varsha's entry was titled "Indian Musical Instruments”, and the doodle will be displayed on the Google home-page on the eve of Childrens' Day, i.e., 14th of November. Varsha won herself a certificate, and also a technology starter kit that boasts of a laptop, one-year internet connection plus a Rs. 2lakh technology grant for the school she studies in. You can see all the finalists' doodles here: www.google.co.in/doodle4google.

This is what little Varsha had to say about her award-winning doodle--
<blockquote>“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. Zakir Hussain is world famous as Tabla Maestro and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is known as a great Santoor player all over the world”.</blockquote>
Apart from the national winner, three group winners were also awarded. They were selected via online voting scheme, where Indians voted for the doodles they considered worthy. The finalists in this category are :

Group I - Shibajyoti Choudhury from Jamshedpur was awarded the group prize for his doodle called "Developing excellent India and World"

Group II - Abhinav R. from Coimbatore was awarded the group prize for his doodle called "India’s contribution to the world - Tradition"

Group III - Nishi Bordia from Indore was awarded the group prize for her doodle called "India’s gift to the world - India itself".

All these group winners were given a Technology-starter kit. We wish many more such contests keep happening in India which would tap the creativity of such little minds and keep the spirit of healthy, creative competition going. We congratulate all the winners of the contest and also wish luck to each and every participant taking part in this contest. Keep up the good work guys! Posted in: #Coffee Room

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