Google Doodle Independence Day: India @75: Google celebrates Independence Day with a doodle by Kerala-based illustrator Neethi
The beautiful Google Doodle highlights different elements of Independence Day as we see a woman preparing a kite while several children fly them against the backdrop of a city lighting up in the rising sun.
“Kites are also an outlet for artistic expression – many of them carry fashionable designs or even social messages. I have drawn kites representing our national colors, a message of love and commemorating 75 years of Indian independence,” illustrator Neethi explained to Google Doodle. .
August 15 is a very important day because India’s long struggle for freedom has finally resulted in the birth of the largest democracy in the world. This is the day the national flag of India, Tiranga, was first hoisted at the Red Fort in Delhi.
“Heroic freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi led the country’s independence movement through civil disobedience and nonviolent protest,” Google said in a blog post. Every year on August 15, a grand annual celebration takes place at Delhi’s Red Fort where the Prime Minister of India raises the saffron, white and green national flag 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.
People also celebrate by flying kites, a longtime symbol of independence. Indian revolutionaries once flew kites with slogans in protest against British rule. Since then, recreational and competitive kiting has become one of the most popular Independence Day traditions. “Indians also commemorate this day by spending time with loved ones and organizing cultural programs in neighborhoods and schools,” Google added.