Doodle for Google 2022: Kolkata’s Shlok Mukherjee brings ‘India on the center stage’ in winning creation

Synopsis: The winner of the Doodle for Google 2022 competition may be seen on the Google homepage. Shlok Mukherjee’s creation focuses on technological advancement and sustainability.

Shlok Mukherjee wins Doodle for Google

Doodle for Google 2022: Kolkata’s Shlok Mukherjee brings ‘India on the center stage’ in winning creation

Google, based in the United States, revealed the winner of its Doodle for Google 2022 competition in India. Shlok Mukherjee of Kolkata won the competition this year with his doodle titled “India on the Center Stage.” The doodle can be found on Google’s homepage. Mukherjee’s innovation focuses on technological advancement and sustainability.

Google kicked off ‘Children’s Day’ celebrations in India by announcing the winners of the Doodle for Google competition.

According to media sources, Bengal’s Shlok Mukherjee won the event, which had over 115,000 entries from more than 100 Indian towns for youngsters in grades 1-10.

Shlok Mukherjee with his Parents

“In the next 25 years, my India will have scientists develop their own eco-friendly robot for the betterment of humanity,” Mukherjee said. India will be able to go from Earth to space on a regular basis. India will grow stronger in the field of Yoga and Ayurveda in the next years.”

Mukherjee attends Delhi Public School in Kolkata’s NewTown neighbourhood. Google stated on its blog that they were “particularly pleased” that the growth of technology and sustainability were prevalent themes across many of the doodles received.

According to Sapna Chadha, Vice President of Marketing, Google India and Southeast Asia, “The Doodle for Google competition strives to inspire young people’s creativity and imagination, and we continue to be inspired by the incredible talent across the country. Continue to doodle, and we hope to see what you share with us in the next competition!”

Aside from the Google Doodle team, the judging panel for this year’s Doodle for Google contest included actor, filmmaker, producer, and TV personality Neena Gupta, Tinkle Comics Editor-in-Chief Kuriakose Vaisian, YouTubers Slayypoint, and artist and entrepreneur Alika Bhat. In addition to the national winner, they chose four group winners.

Kanakal Shrinika (Joyful Learning), Divyanshi Singhal (The Solution To Natural Disasters), Pihu Kachhap (Green Energy is Clean Energy), and Puppala Indira Jahnavi were among the group winners (Soil- The Serum of Life).

“We were amazed by the creativity and imagination students brought to their entries and were especially heartened that the advancement of technology and sustainability emerge as common themes across many of the doodles,” the Google Doodle page said.

About Shlok Mukherjee’s Doodle

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Shlok Mukherjee’s creation for Doodle for Google

On the Google homepage, the Google Doodle depicts a human being holding hands with a robot. It is worth noting that there are images of the environment and the earth in the Doodle’s background.

The theme of the contest was “In the next 25 years, my India will…”.

Shlok Mukherjee’s winning illustration, “India on the Center Stage,” had a tremendous impact. The intrinsic message of the Google Doodle is critical because of its inner meaning.

Shlok Mukherjee, 10 years old

A Rs 500,000 college scholarship, a Rs 200,000 technology package for their school or non-profit organisation, a Certificate or Trophy of success, Google hardware devices or linked items (subject to availability), and fun Google collectables will also be awarded to the National Winner.

Google stated that 20 doodles were chosen by a panel of judges that included renowned figures such as Kuriakose Vaisian, Editor-in-Chief of Tinkle Comics, and were posted online for public voting.

The judging panel that chose Shlok Mukherjee’s doodle from over 115,000 entries included actor Neena Gupta, Tinkle Comics Editor-in-Chief Kuriakose Vaisian, YouTube Creators Slayypoint, and artist Alika Bhat, as well as the Google Doodle team.

Children from grades 1 to 10 from around India submitted their artwork, and four group winners were also announced.

Google’s final selection criteria for hundreds of entries were “artistic excellence, ingenuity, fit with the contest topic and distinctiveness and novelty of the approach.”

Over 5 lakh public votes were cast, and the results included four group winners as well as a national champion.

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