American search engine Google has announced the winner of its Doodle for Google 2022 competition in India. Shlok Mukherjee from Kolkata won the competition this year for his doodle titled “India at center stage”. The doodle can be seen on the Google homepage. Mukherjee’s creation focuses on advancing technology and sustainability.
Mukherjee wrote, “In the next 25 years, my India will see scientists develop their own eco-friendly robot for the benefit of mankind. India will have regular intergalactic journeys from Earth to space. India will further develop in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda, and will grow stronger in the years to come.
Mukherjee is a student at the Delhi Public School in the new city of Kolkata. Commenting on all of the doodles received, Google said in its blog that they were “particularly encouraged” that the advancement of technology and sustainability are the common themes of many of them.
Sapna Chadha, Vice President of Marketing, Google India and South East Asia, said, “The Doodle for Google contest aims to encourage creativity and celebrate the imagination of young people, and we continue to be inspired by the tremendous talent across the country. Keep doodling and we can’t wait to see what you share with us in the next contest!”
The judging panel for this year’s Doodle for Google competition included actor, filmmaker, producer and TV personality Neena Gupta, Tinkle Comics editor Kuriakose Vaisian, YouTubers Slayypoint and artist and entrepreneur Alika Bhat. in addition to the Google Doodle team. They also selected four group winners in addition to the national winner.
Group winners included Kanakal Shrinika (Joyful Learning), Divyanshi Singhal (The Solution To Natural Disasters), Pihu Kachhap (Green Energy is Clean Energy) and Puppala Indira Jahnavi (Soil – The Serum of Life).