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Children’s Day: Pune schoolgirl’s Google doodle on Assam

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By EMN Updated: Nov 14, 2014 10:43 pm
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NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 14

[dropcap]A[/dropcap] doodle by a Pune schoolgirl artfully depicting the natural and cultural richness of Assam has been featured today on the Google India homepage on the occasion of Children’s Day.
Vaidehi Reddy, a class IX student of Army Public School, was adjudged the winner of this year’s India Doodle4Google (D4G) contest in which there were more than a million entries from over 2,100 schools across 50 cities.
The winning doodle titled “Natural and Cultural Paradise – Assam” in which Reddy depicted the state’s famed wildlife by sketching the one-horned rhinoceros, the tiger, tea bushes and bamboo trees. A woman performing the Bihu dance carrying a ‘japi’ (traditional hat) is also there in the doodle.“I want to go to Assam because it is rich in both, natural beauty and culture. Its music and rich folk arts are also very good,” Reddy said in her caption in the contest which asked the participants to draw their own doodle about “A place in India I wish to visit”.
Her entry was selected by a jury comprising political cartoonist Ajit Ninan, Art Director Children’s Publishing at ACK Media Savio Mascarenhas and Google Doodle team lead Ryan Germick.
The doodles were judged on three criteria – artistic merit, creativity and theme communication. Doodles are the spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo in celebration of holidays, anniversaries and the lives of famous artists, pioneers and scientists who have helped shape history.
Gogoi congratulates Pune girl for depicting Assam in Google doodle
Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today congratulated Pune girl Vaidehi Reddy and invited her to the state for winning the sixth edition of ‘Doodle4Google’ contest through her depiction of the colourful natural and cultural mosaic of Assam.
“I extend invitation to Vaidehi and her family to visit Assam. My government will arrange everything during her stay here. I also invite her to have breakfast with me,” Gogoi said in a statement here.
“I congratulate her for depicting Assam so beautifully in her doodle design. She has showcased the state on an international platform. Her unbound love and affection towards Assam is commendable and praiseworthy,” he said. “The unbound love and affection shown by Vaidehi Reddy, the class-IX student of Pune, for Assam in her doodle on Children’s Day is indeed commendable and praiseworthy,” he said.
Vaidehi, who loved drawing and sketching ever since she was in 3rd standard, expressed her yearning to visit Assam, the statement said.

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By EMN Updated: Nov 14, 2014 10:43:18 pm