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74th Republic Day 2023: Google created a ‘doodle’ displaying ‘hand-cut paper’ art, parade depicted

India is celebrating 74th Republic Day on Thursday, January 26, with great ethusiasm and patriotic fervour. President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is the guest of honour for this year.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: India is celebrating 74th Republic Day on Thursday, January 26, with great enthusiasm and patriotic fervour. President of Egypt, Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is the guest of honour for this year. In this ‘doodle’, historical buildings like Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, North Block and South Block, as well as military contingents and soldiers performing stunts on motorcycles have been shown to reflect the ceremonial parade of Republic Day.

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Google’s English alphabets ‘G’, ‘O’, ‘G’, ‘L’ and ‘E’ have been written in small alphabet of English next to the ‘Doodle’ displaying ‘hand-cut paper’ art. On the other hand, a circle above the dome of Rashtrapati Bhavan symbolically reflects the second ‘O’ in the spelling ‘Google’. Peacock and flower-shaped figures are making this ‘monochrome’ (black-and-white) doodle more attractive.

According to Google’s website, today is making Doodle India’s Republic Day. This ‘doodle’ has been created by guest artist Partha Kothekar from Ahmedabad. A video of the making of the ‘doodle’ was also shared on the website. In the video, Kothekar is seen making doodles with his hand. Kothekar said that I wanted to show a picture of India.

A statement on the website said that today’s doodle was intricately drawn by hand on a piece of paper. It depicts several moments from the Republic Day parade, including Rashtrapati Bhavan, India Gate, a contingent of CRPF (Central Reserve Police Force) and motorcyclists.

With the adoption of its constitution on 26 January 1950, India declared itself a sovereign, democratic and republican country. President Draupadi Murmu will lead the Republic Day celebrations today. Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi is the chief guest of the ceremony. The Republic Day celebrations end with the ‘Beating Retreat’ ceremony on 29 January.

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