As India celebrates Children's Day to mark the birthanniversary of its first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on Thursday,Google marked the day by releasing a dedicated doodle for the occasion.
A seven-year-old girl, Divyanshi Singhal's sketch wasselected as the doodle for the day to commemorate the day. Google has beenwelcoming sketches from children to mark the day for a few years.
Google, while elaborating this year's selection, saidin a note, "It was heartening to see so many fresh, creative depictions for abetter world from cleaning up the ocean, to flying solo using technology, tosimply dreaming about a world without boundaries."
This year they received submissions from over 1.1 lakhchildren from classes 1 to 10 across the country, responding to the theme 'WhenI grow up, I hope …' Divyanshi, who won this year's contest named her sketch,'The Walking Tree'. Elaborating on the same, she said, "When I grow up, Ihope the world's trees can walk or fly.
In India, the day is celebrated each year as Children's day to mark the birth anniversary of the first PM of Independent India – Jawaharlal Nehru. On this day, a number of activities are organized for students in schools throughout the country.