The birth anniversary of India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on November 14 is also celebrated as Children’s Day. To mark the occasion, Google dedicated a special doodle for little children that was made by a child. Part of the tech giant’s special doodle competition, the illustration of the winner was featured on the search engine’s main page on Thursday.
The beautiful doodle titled “The Walking Tree” showed trees wearing shoes and heels sketched against the backdrop of brown hills, along with a tree riding on a motorcycle embarked on a journey. The creation by class II student Divyanshi Singhal from Gurgaon illustrated a dream that in the future the trees can move on their own to protect the next generations from Deforestation.
Her illustration was part of Google’s initiative, which received submissions from over 1.1 lakh children from class I to X across the country, responding to the theme ‘When I grow up, I hope …’ The seven-year-old winner expressed her dismay of trees being cut down. “When I grow up, I hope the world’s trees can walk or fly. The land could be cleared so easily without making them die. There would be so little deforestation and humans can just ask the trees and their friends to move to another place,” the artist said.
According to Google’s blog, when asked how she came up with this delightful idea, she explained, “When I visited my grandmother, I was so sad to see the trees around her house being cut. So I thought that if trees could walk or fly, we will not have to cut them.”
After a panel of judges went through all the submissions and selected the top 20 contenders, their arts were showcased online for public voting. Along with the main winner, five group winners were also selected.