Kolkata Boy Shlok Mukherjee Wins India’s Doodle for Google 2022 contest


West Bengal’s Shlok Mukherjee bagged the top spot in the contest organised by the Tech-giant Google on Children’s Day celebrations for India. The Doodle for Google competition had over 115,000 entries from more than 100 Indian cities for the children of classes 1-10, according to media reports.

The Google Doodle shows an illustration of a human being hand in hand with a robot, on the Google homepage. It is important to note that there are pictures of the environment and earth in the background of the Doodle.

The winning illustration by Shlok Mukherjee is titled “India on the centre stage,” and has a profound impact. The Google Doodle is crucial because of its inner meaning.

A student of Delhi Public School in Newtown, Calcutta, he explains his doodle, “In the next 25 years, my India will have scientists develop their own eco-friendly robot for humanity’s betterment. India will have regular intergalactic travels from Earth to space. India will develop more in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda, and will get stronger in coming years.”

The National Winner will also receive Rs 500,000 college scholarship, Rs 200,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organisation, a Certificate or Trophy of achievement, Google hardware devices or allied products (subject to availability), and fun Google collectibles.

Google said 20 doodles were finalised by a team of judges including prominent personalities such as the Editor-in-Chief at Tinkle Comics, Kuriakose Vaisian, and were put up online for public voting.


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