Pune girl wins Doodle 4 Google contest

Gayatri Ketharaman, a 15 year old Pune teenager, emerged as the overall winner for this year's Doodle 4 Google contest, her winning doodle will appear on Google India's webpage this November 14.

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13 - Nov - 2013
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13 - Nov - 2013
Pune girl wins Doodle 4 Google contest

Pune teenager has bagged this year's  Doodle4Google contest held across India. The winning doodle is called “Sky’s The Limit for Indian Women” and will appear on Google's India webpage on November 14.

The theme for this year's contest, held annually for Indian students was “celebrating Indian women”. 15 year old Gayatri Ketharaman, who made the winning doodle, shows the theme of women empowerment moulded around the Google Doodle.

The letter G in GOOGLE represents a classical dancer and points out empowered women in the country, while the second G shows a space rocket pointing to the fact that Indian women have even ventured into space. The winning doodle strives to depict the different attributes of an Indian woman from an academician, a mother, a professional and a creator of life.

"It took me around a week to complete the doodle once I started working on it. But before that I spend several weeks thinking about the theme and how best I can represent the ideas I had in my mind about Indian women," Ketharaman told TOI. "My doodle attempts to show different qualities of Indian women."

The Doodle4Google contest was held all over India this year, across three age groups. Students from Class 1 to 3 formed a group, from class 4 to 6 formed another and the third from classes 7 to 10.

Madhuram Vatsal from Lucknow won the first category, Binita Biswajeeta from Bangalore bagged the second category and Akash Shetty from Mangalore won category three.

However, Ketharaman emerged as the overall winner, so it will be her doodle that will be Google's page on Children's Day i.e November 14. Winners from each category will be presented with Chromebook laptops.