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Pune girl Gayatri Ketharaman wins Doodle4Google contest

New Delhi, Nov 13 (): Gayatri Ketharaman, a student from Pune Bishop’s Co-Ed School, Kalyani Nagar, was declared the national winner of Google India’s Doodle competition yesterday. Gayatri Ketharaman’s theme ‘celebrating Indian women’ will be displayed on the search engine’s front page on November 14, Children’s Day. 

Gayatri Ketharaman told, “My doodle attempts to show different qualities of Indian women. Each letter of the doodle depicts the trait of Indian women. She is graceful and elegant, adept at balancing work and home. She is a go-getter and also personifies motherhood.”

The fifth edition of Doodle4Google competition with the theme “celebrating Indian women” received around 1.5 lakh entries from more than 1,500 schools across 100 cities. Among the 12 finalists, Gayatri Ketharaman’s Sky’s The Limit for Indian Women was declared the winner and she was felicitated by Rajan Anandan, managing director, Google India, in New Delhi.

The judges were actress Kirron Kher and political cartoonist Ajit Ninan and the Google India team. All of the 12 finalists have been given a Chromebook as well as a few other prizes.

Actress Kirron Kher while awarding the winner said, “The theme this year is something so powerful and rich, so it has really enabled the youngsters across the country to showcase their talent and also bring to life the incredible diversity of the Indian women.”

Three students in the other categories were also awarded. Madhuram Vatsal of Lucknow won the prize in the class I-III category, Odisha’s Binita Biswajeeta with her doodle “Women are future, empower them better” won in the class IV-VI category and Akash Shetty from St Aloysius High School, Mangalore from VII- X category won for his ‘Indian women leading the country’.

Rajan Anandan said, “The competition is the perfect platform for the Indian youth to showcase their talent on an international platform.”