US-based search engine Google announced the winner of its Doodle for Google 2022 competition in India. Kolkata’s Shlok Mukherjee won the contest this year for his doodle titled ‘India on the center stage’. The doodle can be seen on the Google homepage. Mukherjee’s creation focuses on the advancement of technology and sustainability. Mukherjee wrote, “In the next 25 years, my India will have scientists develop their own eco-friendly robot for humanity’s betterment. India will have regular intergalactic travels from Earth to space. India will develop more in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda, and will get stronger in coming years.”
Mukherjee is a student at Delhi Public School in Kolkata’s NewTown. Commenting on all the doodles received, Google said in its blog that they were “especially heartened” that the advancement of technology and sustainability are the common themes across many of them.
Sapna Chadha, Vice President Marketing, Google India and Southeast Asia said, “The Doodle for Google competition aims to encourage creativity and celebrate imagination in young people, and we continue to be inspired by the immense talent across the country. Keep on doodling, and we look forward to seeing what you share with us in the next competition!”

The judging panel for this year’s Doodle for Google contest comprised actor, filmmaker, producer, and TV personality Neena Gupta, Tinkle Comics Editor-in-Chief Kuriakose Vaisian, YouTubers Slayypoint and artist and entrepreneur Alika Bhat apart from the Google Doodle team. They also selected four group winners besides the national winner. The 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).

By Vikram

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