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Seven-year-old Varsha Gupta wins Doodle 4 Google 2011 contest

Seven-year-old Varsha Gupta of Greater Noida has been declared the winner of Doodle 4 Google 2011 contest. Varsha's imaginative doodle, 'Indian Musical Instruments', will feature as Google logo on Google India home page on November 14, which is also celebrated as Children's Day in the country. This year more than 1.5 lakh entries had been registered, while over 1 lakh online votes had been cast.

“Varsha Gupta’s doodle of the Google logo artfully depicts how India is a land of different cultures and music plays an important role in it. The doodle artfully represents many musical instruments that India has introduced to the to the world- Tabla, Sarod, Veena and Shehnai. The Doodle team and Jennifer Hom – the creative force behind the legendary Gandhi birth anniversary doodle, chose the winning doodle for India,” says Google in a blog post.

Varsha Gupta’s doodle won her a technology starter package, which is inclusive of a laptop, free internet connection for one year and a Rs. 2 lakh technology grant for her school. Check out below the doodle created by Varsha Gupta.

Following are winners from other categories:
Grades 1-3: Shibajyoti Choudhury (Group I) from Jamshedpur
Grades 4-6: Abhinav R. (Group II) from Coimbatore
Grades 7-10: Nishi Bordia (Group III) from Indore

For more details on Doodle 4 Google 2011 contest, click here.

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