Puru Pratap Singh, the talk of the day. Puru Pratap Singh splashed all over the internet.
What an achievement. 9 year old Puru has proved that India has talent.
He is the proud winner of the nation-wide Doodle for Google Contest.Google has been known for its Doodles on the homepage. They are logos depicting important dates or festivals or important events.
Dennis Hwang who is the brain behind this concept was very fascinated by the rich culture and heritage of the country. In his quest to know what do the children of India think about their country, he decided to hold a nation wide Doodle contest.
Dennis Hwang had held many such competitions earlier, but for India it was the first time.
With â€˜My Indiaâ€™ as the theme for the competition, entries were invited from students, between grade 1to 10 from all over India. They had to illustrate their comprehension of India, in the form of a doodle. The basis of selection would be the expression, the merit and the level of creativity.
There were 4000 entries in all. And after a grilling process, his Doodle, â€˜My India-Full of Lifeâ€™ was judged the best.
A student of class 4, Puru was very fond of drawing, he had won many prizes in art competitions held in his school, Amity International, at Saket, Gurgaon. But little did he or his parents know that his interest would take him this far. His will be the first â€˜made in Indiaâ€™ Doodle on Google.
He was helped in his venture by his mother Arti Singh. Who is an art teacher and by his father N P Singh who gave him the concepts.Â The first â€˜Gâ€™ of the word, GoogleÂ depicted the peacock which is the national bird of India; theÂ firstâ€˜oâ€™stood for the wisdom and knowledge of our country which was known as the Oxford of the East; the second â€˜oâ€™, depicts the discovery of water on the moon by India (Chandrayaan); the other â€˜gâ€™ shows Kashmir which is the garden of India; â€˜lâ€™ stands as the sacrifice made by our jawans, depicting the â€˜rifleâ€™at Amar Jawan Jyoti at Indiagate, and finally â€˜eâ€™ depicts Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation.
Puru who received a cash prize of Rs. 1 lakh and a laptop, wants to become a scientist when he grows up.
Students of the National Institute of Design (NID) at Ahmedabad, Raghava K K a young artist and well known cartoonist N Ponnappa were the judges on the panel.