Google Celebrates Children’s Day With A Doodle By A Seven-Year Old Student From India
Today’s Google Doodle on Children’s Day is drawn by the winner of the 2019 competition in India. She’s Divyanshi Singhal, a student in Gurgaon. Her design “Walking Trees” was taken as message for protecting the next generation from deforestation.
What was the 2019 competition?
For 10 years, Google has been inviting school student to draw a Doodle for Google India homepage. For 2019, it gave the theme “when I grow up I hope…’. Divyanshi Singhal predicted the right message Google wants to give by making “Walking Trees”.
Why is Children’s Day celebrated on 14th November?
14th November is the birthday of Jawahar Lal Nehru. He was the first Prime Minister and architect of the modern India. Born on 14th November 1889, Jawahar Lal Nehru was fondly called Chacha Nehru for his love for children. Children’s Day is also known as Bal Diwas and it is celebrated across the length and breadth of the country.
Earlier Children’s Day was celebrated on November 20 to coincide the celebration with Universal Children’s Day by the United Nations. And it continued until the death of Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1964. After the death of Nehru, Indian Parliament unanimously decided to celebrate the birthday Chacha Nehru as Bal Diwas.
Children’s Day celebrations in India
Bal Diwas is celebrated with much zeal in India. Cultural programs are organized in schools; civil society groups host programs for society and children are allowed to enjoy the day in schools. Also, IITF starts its international trade fair on this day.