Google Dedicates A Colourful Doodle To Celebrate 70th R-Day

Google Dedicates A Colourful Doodle To Celebrate 70th R-Day

Google Dedicates A Colourful Doodle To Celebrate 70th R-Day 

New Delhi: The search engine mammoth, Google dedicated a colourful doodle marking the 70th Republic Day of India. The colorful doodle had recreated the celebrations depicting the iconic Republic Day Parade, representing various components of the country's rich heritage, culture and history.

Reshidev RK the guest artist who designed the doodle shows the sprawling Rashtrapati Bhawan in the backdrop of what appears to be a tableaux from various parts of the country.  Qutab Minar, a peacock, the national bird, plentiful fields, farms and crop motifs are also seen in the doodle.

An elephant-like structure rides the peacock tableaux. The doodle aptly depicts the famous parade floats that decorate the cities on the day throughout the nation -- each representing a different component of India's history: environment, architecture, textiles, wildlife, monuments, and farming.

The Google blog accompanying the doodle said that January 26 marks the Purna Swaraj Day when the Constitution of India came into force in 1950, though it was adopted in 1949.

The Indian National Congress issued a bold resolution declaring complete freedom from the British Raj, On January 26, 1930. After which it was only a matter of time before Independence Day, followed by full sovereignty.

Google Dedicates A Colourful Doodle To Celebrate 70th R-Day

Every year, colorful parades and celebrations take place all across the nation, with the main celebration taking place at National Capital, at Rajpath near the President's residence.

The tradition dates back to the morning of January 26, 1950, when thousands gathered to watch a simple yet grand ceremony at the Durbar Hall where the first President Dr Rajendra Prasad was sworn in.

Observances last for four days, coming to a conclusion on January 29 with the Beating Retreat ceremony, featuring the bands of the Indian Army, Navy and Air Force.

(Inputs from news agency IANS)