Independence Day 2017: August 15, 2017 marks the 71st Independence Day of India. To make this day even more memorable, Google made an artistic doodle where they used the motif of the parliament and played around with the other elements in their design like the symbolic wheel for the Ashok Chakra, national bird- peacock along with which they used the shades of the tricolor- saffron, green, white and blue to bring the doodle to life. The design of the doodle has been designed by a Mumbai based artist Sabeena Karnik who is known for her paper technique artwork.
The doodle includes a motif of Indian Parliament, a symbolic wheel for the Ashok Chakra and India’s national bird peacock, all submerged in shades of saffron, green, white and blue. The word “Google” is displayed across the Parliament House, made out of ribbons of the Indian tricolour. “A unique paper-cut art style has been used to create a Doodle fit for the bold and colourful celebration of today’s events. The Parliament House depicted commemorates this day, this movement, and this triumph of independence,” Google said in a statement.
On last Independence day, Google had dedicated a doodle to the historic “Tryst with Destiny” speech of the country’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Previously, the Red Fort, various versions of the Indian flag, Mahatma Gandhi’s Dandi March and Indian postage stamps have been incorporated in Google’s Independence Day doodles for India.