News - 7-year-old from India designs Google's new Doodle

A seven-year-old school student Varsha Gupta won the national-level third ‘Doodle4Google’ contest organised in Noida on Wednesday.

Gupta designed the special Doodle illustrating traditional Indian musical instruments, which will be featured online on Google’s India homepage on the upcoming ‘Children’s Day’ for 24-hours.
Interacting with media after the event, an elated Gupta explained the design from her t-shirt that showcased her creative Doodle.

“I have designed this band including two ‘tablas’ (a pair of hand drums), a ‘veena’ (plucked string instrument) and then I made a ‘shehnai’ (a wooden aerophonic instrument) and then I made a ‘ghungroo’ (anklet made from small metallic bells). (Q. What are your feelings on winning this contest?) I am very happy,” she said.
“I have never felt this happier prior to this in my life. It is the best moment of my life,” added Varsha’s proud father Motilal Gupta.

Managing Director and VP Sales and Operations for Google India Rajan Anandan and Jennifer Hom, the creative brainchild behind Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary doodle along with global Google’s Doodle team attended the event.

Apart from a winning certificate, Google India, handed Varsha with a laptop, a year's internet connection and Rs 200,000 technology grant for her school.

Varsha’s creation was selected on the basis of artistic merit, creativity, and expression of the doodle theme ‘India’s gift to the world’.