November 14 is celebrated as Children's Day in India
The Google India homepage on Thursday, November 14, 2013 shows Google written with characters that well and truly are Indian.
The doodle is titled 'Sky's the limit for Indian women' and has been designed by Gayatri Ketharaman from Pune for the fifth edition of Doodle 4 Google competition. The theme this year was celebrating Indian women.
Ketharaman, a 10th standard student from Bishop's co-education school, Pune was selected from among 12 finalists chosen from different parts of India by the national jury which included actress Kirron Kher and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan.
Today's doodle has G written with a young girl character who is seen leaping in the air with a dupatta and a musical instrument behind her indicating that she is dancing. The two Os are written with a Re 1 coin that has a graduation cap on it while the other O is balance by a house on a beam balance. The other G shows a rocket headed to space, the Mars Mission comes to mind as do Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, Indian women who went to space. L is created by an athlete running on track which is formed by the dupatta. And E is created by a policeman's hat.
The doodle is well intricate with India and all she aims to be as a country as well as the hopes and aspirations of citizens especially young women. A creative amalgamation of characters and Indianness makes the doodle very relatable and the message comes out clearly.
The Indian woman in her different roles with elegance, gait as she plays her many roles balancing her professional and personal life with excellence.
November 14 is India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's birthday and in the countryChildren's Day is celebrated to commemorate his great love for children.
Google4Doodle is a competition that happens every year. Google invites students from standard 1 to 10 to share their creativity by doodling the Google logo. Google 4 Doodle 2013 is the fifth year of the competition in India.