A 7-year-old wins Doodle4Google 2011
Varsha Gupta, a Class III student from Ryan International
School, Greater Noida, was chosen as the winner of this year's (2011)
Doodle4Google competition organised by Google. Varsha's winning doodle, titled 'Indian Musical
Instruments' will appear on the Google India homepage on Children's Day - 14th November 2011.
Explaining her doodle, Varsha writes, "India is a land of different cultures. In India, music plays a very important role. India has given
many musical instruments to the world. Goddess Saraswati plays Veena, God Shiv plays Damaru.
According to our mythological stories musical instruments used to be played on all the occasions. Even during war
musical instruments were played. Lord Krishna's flute is known in the
whole world for its magical music. In modern days Mr. Zakir Hussain is
world famous as Tabla Mastro and Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma is known as a
great Santoor player all over the world". Google India, presented Varsha with the winning certificate along with a
technology starter package including a laptop, a year's Internet connection and a Rs 2,00,000 technology grant for her school.
Shibajyoti Choudhury (Group I) from Jamshedpur won the group prize for
his doodle 'Developing excellent India and World'; Abhinav R (Group II)
from Coimbatore won the prize for his doodle titled 'India's contribution to the world - Tradition'. And Nishi Bordia (Group III)
from Indore won the prize for her doodle titled 'India's gift to the world - India itself'.Google received over 1,55,000 entries from across India for its third Doodle4Google competition in the country.
International children`s film fest 2011
Hyderabad gears up for International children`s film fest Hyderabad: The
prestigious International Children`s Film Festival (ICFF) will be held
here from November 14 with renowned filmmakers, actors and movie buffs
expected to converge for the seven-day biennial event. B Venkatesam, chief coordinator of the event, said the number of
children film entries, drawn from about 50 countries has gone up to a record number of 700, as compared to 300 in 2009.
The screening committee has selected around 150 films for the fest, as
compared to 75 in 2009. In the feature film category, a total of 40 countries are taking part with 80 feature films and 70 short films.
The committee has effected certain changes in the categorisation this
year. There would be 15 awards in four competitive categories. The number of entries selected under these categories are: International (15
films), India (10 films), Shorts (24 films) and Little Directors (11 films), officials said.
In the festival a separate category `In Focus China` has been introduced. Under this section, six
Chinese children`s films will be screened.The festival will have representation from Africa and South America for
the first time.