Google Arts & Culture is celebrating 75 years of Independence with a vibrant online project named ‘India ki Udaan’. The project draws from rich archives and features artistic illustrations to highlight the milestones the country has achieved in its journey of 75 years.
• Google unveiled the “India ki Udaan” project to celebrate 75 years of independence
• It also announced the Doodle4Google contest for 2022 for students of classes 1-10
• Winners of the contest will see their artwork on the Google homepage in India on November 14
• Google will select four group winners and 15 finalists and give them exciting prizes
• The tech giant will also create a special doodle on ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ to encourage people’s participation
What Is ‘India ki Udaan’ Project?
Available on the website of Google Arts & Culture, the project is a tribute to India’s rich cultural history. It features iconic moments since independence for the country to relive, experience, and be inspired.
Published in English and Hindi, the project contains a wealth of knowledge created by 10 artists. There are over 120 illustrations, 21 stories, and exhibitions from various institutions especially the Ministry of Tourism, Museum of Art & Photography, Heritage Directorate of the Indian Railways, the Indian Academy of Sciences, and Dastkari Haat Samiti.
What is Doodle4Google 2022 Contest?
Themed ‘In the next 25 years, my India will….’, is an open contest for students of classes 1-10. Google has announced a cash prize of ₹ 5,00,000 college scholarship, a ₹ 2,00,000 technology package for their school/non-profit organization, a recognition of achievement, Google hardware, and fun Google collectibles for the winner. Also, the winning Doodle will be featured on the Google India homepage on November 14. The four group winners and 15 finalists will also get exciting prizes.
What Is ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ Project?
Union Culture and Tourism Minister G Kishan Reddy launched the project ‘India ki Udaan’ at a glittering event held at the Sunder Nursery. During his address to the media, the minister urged Google to work on a special Doodle on ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ to encourage its employees and others to take an active part in the celebrations of 75 years of independence.
In its 10th year in the country, Google Arts & Culture has collaborated with over 100 partners to bring India’s rich cultural heritage for the world to see and be inspired.