Sundar Pichai Wishes India on I-Day With Google Doodle
MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA (IANS) – Alphabet and Google CEO Sundar Pichai extended wishes to Indians on the country’s 75th Independence Day with a Google Doodle.
The Doodle, illustrated by Kerala-based guest artist Neethi, celebrates India’s 75th Independence Day by showcasing the age-old tradition of flying kites.
“Happy Independence Day, India! We’re commemorating 75 years with a special #GoogleDoodle celebrating family, community and the colorful kites that float in the skies every August 15,” the Indian American CEO wrote on Twitter.
“One of our fondest memories, A the age-old tradition of kite-flying, has been integral to the Indian Independence Day festivities,” Neethi said in a statement
“The artwork (Doodle) depicts the culture around kites- from the craft of creating bright beautiful kites to the cheerful experience of a community coming together.”
She stated that “soaring kites” is also symbolic of “the great heights we have achieved” as a nation.
Neethi noted that “kites are also an outlet for artistic expression- many of them carry trendy motifs or even social messages”.
“I have drawn kites depicting our national colors, a message of love and commemorating the 75 years of Indian independence. They fly as high as skyscrapers; birds and I’d like to believe the sun!”