Google celebrated Children’s Day with a seven-year-old, Divyanshi Singhal’s doodle. Google had announced Divyanshi Singhal as the India winner of its annual ‘Doodle for Google’ competition for the year 2019. Divyanshi Singhal studies in second grade in Delhi Public School, Gurgaon. She had expressed hope for reduced deforestation as she grows older through her doodle titled, The Walking Trees.
Idea behind the Doodle
Divyanshi had remarked, “When I grow up, I hope the trees could walk or fly. The land could be cleared so easily without making them die. There would be so little deforestation and humans can just ask trees and their friends to move to another place. With movable oxygen generators, it will be the beginning of a new era.”
When later enquired by Google’s team, Divyanshi said that she got the idea after seeing trees being cut around her grandmother’s house. Her creative doodle was showcased on the Google India homepage on Children’s Day. She also won Rs. 5,00,000 worth of college scholarship and Rs. 200,000 technology award for her school as the national winner.
Group Winners 2019
Google also announced the five group winners for classes 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and 9-10. Three of the five group winners were from the same school, Sri Prakash Vidya Niketan, Visakhapatnam. G.S.S. Sharvan, Pyla Vijay Kumar, and Sidagam Sai Sathvik won in the class groups of 1-2, 7-8, and 9-10 respectively. The first position in class groups 3-4 and 5-6 was bagged by Bhaswati Bishoi of Kendriya Vidyalaya, Bhubneswar and Ankit Bhattacharya of Delhi Public School, Kolkata respectively.
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Google’s Senior Director of Marketing, Southeast Asia & India, Sapna Chadha, wrote, “It was heartening to see so many fresh, creative depictions for a better world—from cleaning up the ocean to flying solo using technology, to simply dreaming about a world without boundaries.”
The theme for this year’s Doodle for Google contest was ‘When I grow up, I hope…’. It aims to celebrate the creativity, passion, and imagination of young minds across nations. The competition was open for all students in class 1-10 in the country. Google further shared on its doodle page that it received more than 1 lakh submissions from across states in 2019.