November 14, birthday of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, is celebrated as Children’s Day in India and Google is continuing its tradition of featuring the doodle by winner of its Doodle 4 Google contest on google.co.in on Children’s Day. “Happy Children’s Day! Meet the Doodle for Google winner!”, says the hover text when you hover your mouse over the doodle image, and search results for “Children’s Day in India” are shown when you click the doodle on desktop or tap it on mobile.
Twelve doodles made by kids across India were shortlisted as national finalists of the 8th edition of Google’s annual Doodle 4 Google (D4G) competition. The entries that came from over 50 cities across the country were evaluated on artistic merit, creativity and theme communication as well as their unique and novel approach to the Doodle. All D4G participants are grouped into three categories: Group 1 comprising students from Class 1 to 3; Group 2 with students from Class 4 to 6; and Group 3 with students from Class 7 to 10. Google then invited everyone to help choose the winner by voting for their favourite doodle to select one winner from each group. Online voting was open from November 2 to November 2010.