Akshay's doodle'll shine on Google

Akshay's doodle'll shine on Google

The doodle created by Akshay Raj which won the Doodle4Google competition this year.

Dennis Hwang, the Master Doodler and Jennifer Hom, the creative force behind the Google Gandhi doodle - chose the winning doodle for India out of the 41 semi- finalists.
The 90-day competition had over 1,00,000 entries and Akshay Raj managed to pave his way to the top with the winning doodle, ‘Technically and Naturally Growing India.’

“I am thrilled that a student from our school has managed to win a competition which had over a lakh entries. Akshay is a very good artist and has made his alma mater proud,” Principal Fr Melwin Pinto SJ told Deccan Herald.

The Doodle4Google competition was open to all students from first to 10th standard. This year, participants were challenged to imagine their own version of the Google logo based on the theme ‘My Dream for India.’

Akshay had expressed his vision on education and technology in his drawing. Three students from St Aloysius High School had participated in this competition.

He has brought laurels to the school, says St Aloysius High School Art Teacher John Chandran.

“Till his seventh standard, Akshay learnt drawing from his father Rajesh Kumar up to seventh standard. Later, he went to learn art in BGM School of Arts under the guidance of Sameer Ali and has received immense guidance from his art teacher from School John Chandran,” says Mamata Rajesh, mother of Akshay, adding that her son, accompanied by his father had left for Mumbai to receive his award. Akshay Raj will also receive a Technology Starter Package and an Rs 2,00,000 technology grant for his school.  

Besides the national winner, three group winners were also chosen. These were picked through an online voting system where the Indian public voted for their favourite doodle from the finalists.

Khushi Mahender (Group I), 1st grader from Ryan International, won the group prize for her doodle titled 'Go Green Worldwide', Tahera Sohail (Group II), 6th grader from Kolkata won the prize for her doodle titled 'This is Green India'. And V Vinoth Kumar (Group III), 9th Grader from Chennai won the prize for his doodle titled ‘My Dream for India.’

Akshay’s winning doodle will go live on the Google India home page on November 14.

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