I-Day: Google Doodle with kites symbolizes the great heights reached by India

Google posted a doodle on its search page on Monday to celebrate India’s 76th Independence Day. The Doodle, illustrated by Kerala-based guest artist Neethi, shows India celebrating 75 years of independence on August 15 with soaring kites symbolizing the country has reached great heights.

Independence Day 2022 Doodle “represents the culture around kites – from the art of creating beautiful, bright kites to the joyful experience of a community coming together. The vast expanse of sky brilliantly speckled with soaring kites is a colorful symbol of the great heights we have reached. GIF animation adds dynamism and brings the doodle to life. »

This day commemorates India’s independence from colonial rule after two centuries of oppression and repression at the hands of the British. The Independence Day celebration honors the sacrifices and tireless efforts of our brave leaders and freedom fighters who gave their entire lives for the good of the nation and fellow countrymen.

Sharing his thoughts on the Doodle, artist Neethi said one of our fondest memories, the centuries-old tradition of kite flying was an integral part of Indian Independence Day festivities.

Freedom fighters used kites to write anti-colonial slogans and flew them in the sky in protest.

Neethi said “Kites are also an outlet for artistic expression – many of them carry fashionable designs or even social messages. I designed kites representing our national colors, a message of love and commemorating 75 years of Indian independence. They fly as high as skyscrapers, birds and I’d like to believe the sun! »

The long struggle for freedom resulted in the birth of the largest democracy in the world. Heroic freedom fighters such as Mahatma Gandhi led the country’s independence movement through civil disobedience and non-violent protests.

The Indian government has organized several events this year under the banner “Azadi ka Amrit Mohatsav”, with the theme “Nation First, Always First”. The government also plans to hoist 200 million tricolors to commemorate the occasion.

Delhi’s Red Fort hosts the biggest annual celebration, where the Prime Minister raises the tricolor in sync with a 21-gun salute. After the prime minister’s televised address, a patriotic parade honors members of the Indian armed forces and police.

Sharing his thoughts on the Doodle, artist Neethi said one of our fondest memories, the centuries-old tradition of kite flying was an integral part of Indian Independence Day festivities.

When asked if he was inspired by anything in particular for this Doodle? Are there specific elements of the artwork that have symbolic meaning? Neethi said: “Kites are also an outlet for artistic expression – many of them carry fashionable designs or even social messages. I designed kites representing our national colors, a message of love and commemorating 75 years of Indian independence.

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