The 2022 Doodle for Google competition winner was revealed by tech giant Google on Monday. Shlok Mukherjee, a resident of Kolkata, was named the winner from India this year for his motivational Doodle titled “India on the center stage.” Shlok’s Doodle has also been published today on Google’s home page.

Mukherjee of West Bengal won the competition among children who participated from classes 1-10. There were over 115,000 entries from more than 100 Indian cities.

Sharing his doodle, Shlok wrote, “In the next 25 years, my India will have scientists develop their own eco-friendly robot for humanity’s betterment. India will have regular intergalactic travels from Earth to space. India will develop more in Yoga and Ayurveda, and will get stronger in coming years”. 

Shlok’s doodle is titled “India on the center stage” and through this doodle, he has expressed his aspirations for India’s scientific advancements to pick up speed in the upcoming years. 

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Who is Shlok Mukherjee?

Shlok Mukherjee is a small boy who participated in the 2022 Doodle for Google competition. He is a resident of Kolkata, West Bengal and he is a student of Delhi Public School, Newtown Kolkata. He studies in the standard 4. 

From his early childhood, he had inclination towards drawing and arts and he has learnt drawing from his uncle Sayan Mukherjee. 

Shlok will be honoured by Google with INR 500,000 college scholarship and INR 200,000 technology package for his school. The artwork of Shlok will also display  for 24 hours on November 14, 2022.

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He will also receive a certificate, a trophy of achievement, google hardware devices and various Google fun collectibles. 

His doodle was choosen by panel of Judges that consisted of Neena Gupta, editor-in-chief at Tinkle Comics Kuriakose Vaisian, YouTube Creator Slayypoint, and artist and businesswoman Alika Bhatk. 

Apart from the judgement, 20 doodles were select for public voting and he won the competition with over 552,000 public votes.

The Google Doodle page also said, “We were amazed by the creativity and imagination students brought to their entries and were especially heartened that the advancement of technology and sustainability emerge as common themes across many of the doodles”.