Talent shines through at Doodle for Google contest as kids imagine India in next 25 years

Chidren’s Day 2022: Shlok Mukherjee, of Kolkata, was named 2022’s National Winner of the India Doodle for Google contest, from over 115,000 entries for his imaginative drawing titled “India on the center stage.” The doodle was among the 20 finalists announced on Children’s Day and will feature on Google.co.in for 24 hours on November 14, 2022.

The theme for this year’s contest was “In the next 25 years, my India will…”

“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,” Google said in a news release.

Mukherjee, a student of the Delhi Public School, won the 2022 Doodle for Google competition for doodling his hopes that India’s progress will be defined by its scientific advancements.

“In the next 25 years, my India will have scientists develop their own eco-friendly robot for humanity’s betterment,” writes Shlok. “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.”

More than 552,000 public votes helped judges whittle down the entries to 20 finalists, from which they made their pick. The jury included Neena Gupta, Editor-in-Chief of Tinkle Comics, Kuriakose Vaisian, artist and entrepreneur Alika Bhat and members the Google Doodle team itself.

Other doodles that took center stage at the competition

39The Solution To Natural Disasters39
‘The Solution To Natural Disasters’

Divyanshi SinghalDelhi Public School, Gurugram (Group 5-6)

“In the next 25 years, my India will control natural disasters. Remote sensing will detect cyclones and floating sockets that will convert its energy into electricity. Floor water will be collected in huge heated reservoirs to make compressed clouds in portable cylinders. These clouds assisted by drones can bring rain in drought, detection of events, accurate forecasting. And AI will control natural hazards so there is no more damage to life and property.”

Pihu KachhapSGBM School, Ranchi (Group 7-8)

“This Doodle represents the development of rural areas. The reality of life and economic well-being of people living in rural areas. The tree in the bulb shows that we should start planting more trees for a healthy environment.”

39Soil - The Serum of Life39
‘Soil – The Serum of Life’

Puppala Indira JahnaviSri Prakash Vidyaniketan, Visakhapatnam (Group 9-10)

“75% of life on earth persists because of soil. If a farmer can escalate the corruption to life, so we can do it as well…. Let’s do our part to produce the purest form of soil in India, forever.”