Google Celebrates 63rd Republic Day of India
By on January 26th, 2012

Google India is celebrating India’s 63rd Republic Day by featuring a Google Doodle on its homepage highlighting the theme of Indian Tricolor – Saffron, White and Green.  The logo depicts the National Bravery Award winning children riding on the backs of decorated elephants holding (tricolor) umbrellas, much like the actual parade on Rajpath, New Delhi. The Google logo, however, appears in the background with the ‘O’ of Google appearing like the Ashoka Chakra.

Republic Day of India - Google Doodle

India’s Republic Day commemorates the date when the Constitution Of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 and thus became the governing document of the country.

The 308 members of the Indian Assembly signed two hand-written copies of the new Constitution (one each in Hindi and English) on 24 January 1950. Two days later the Constitution became the law. Drafted by a committee headed by B. R. Ambedkar, the Constitution replaced the Government Of India Act Of 1935, and declared the country a sovereign, socialist, secular, democratic republic.

This short film depicts the journey of an Indian flag from sunrise to sunset, where it confronts the social evils plaguing our country. From poverty to corruption to discourteous youth, the flag is in desperate search of a sailor to take the nation towards the wisdom of light.

Worth a mention, every Indian loves listening to A. R. Rahman’s Maa Tujhe Salaam from the album Vande Mataram, which is the largest selling Indian non-film album to date.

Google often comes with such colorful doodles to observe the birth anniversaries of important personalities, festivals like Christmas and other significant dates. Google recently announced the revamp of its Doodle site (www.google.com/doodles) which houses all Google doodles from the very first back in 1998.

On behalf of the Techie Buzz team, I wish each and every Indian a very Happy Republic Day!

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Author: Joel Fernandes Google Profile for Joel Fernandes
Joel Fernandes (G+) is a tech enthusiast and a social media blogger. During his leisure time, he enjoys taking photographs, and photography is one of his most loved hobbies. You can find some of his photos on Flickr. He does a little of web coding, and maintains a tech blog of his own - Techo Latte. Joel is currently pursuing his Masters in Computer Application from Bangalore, India. You can get in touch with him on Twitter - @joelfernandes, or visit his Facebook Profile for more information.

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