Google paid tribute to 66th Republic Day with a special doodle done up as a tableau, showcasing the stretch of the ceremonial boulevard from Raisina Hill to India Gate, the centrepiece of the traditional parade, but there was no mention of PM Narendra Modi and visiting US President Barack Obama.
The Google doodle shows a tableau rolling down the Rajpath with people in traditional Indian dresses waving to the crowd. The word ‘Google’ is embossed on its side matching with the colours of the majestic buildings on the two ends.
In an aerial view, the Raisina Hill, seat of the power and India Gate, the symbol of supreme sacrifices made by soldiers in wars, can be seen gleaming in the sun, accentuating their architectural grandeur.
The Hill section shows the majestic Rashtrapati Bhawan and the two secretariat blocks — North Block and South Block surrounded by lush greenery while the historic memorial arch stands resplendently on the other end.
The colours used in the doodle reflect the original sandstone finish and adds an extra dash of grandeur to the whole set up.
The 66th Republic Day has as its Chief Guest, US President Barack Obama, the first American Head of the State to attend the grand function.
The US-based search giant is known for marking important events across the world with engaging doodles.