Children's Day 2019: A Delhi girl who sees a future where trees can fly wins Google Doodle competition


  • Google announced the National winner of ‘Doodle for Google' competition, which is educated to Indian school children.
  • The theme for the competition this year was ‘When I grow up, I hope…’
  • The winner will receive a ₹5,00,000 college scholarship along with a ₹2,00,000 technology package.
As India observes Children’s Day to celebrate the birth anniversary of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, Google announced the national winner of its ‘Doodle for Google' competition. This competition is dedicated to Indian school children and their view of their future.

Divyanshi Singhal of Delhi Public School in Gurgaon from the Class 1-2 group became the national winner out of 20 national finalists. The theme for the competition is ‘When I grow up, I hope…’

The winning doodle was featured on the Google homepage. Singhal also won a trip to Google office.

“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 less 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,” the doodle illustrates.

The winner was selected based on three parameters — creativity, theme communication and artistic merit. Singhal will receive a ₹5,00,000 college scholarship along with a ₹2,00,000 technology package.

Google has been hosting this competition since 2009.

The date of India’s Children’s Day has an interesting story. LIke many other countries, India used to observe it on November 20, which was the Universal Children's Day. But after Nehru who was lovingly called ‘Chacha Nehru’, passed away in 1964, it was shifted to November 14, his birthday.

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Google Doodle celebrates the life of Dr Herbert Kleber — who changed the perception of drug addiction

Google Doodle is celebrating Vikram Sarabhai’s 100th birthday — the father of Indian space programme
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