New York: Celebrating India's Republic Day, popular search engine Google on Tuesday decorated its homepage with a special doodle to mark the occasion.
" Today’s Doodle, illustrated by Mumbai-based guest artist Onkar Fondekar, honors the day 72 years ago when the Indian Constitution took effect and made official the country’s full transition to a sovereign republic. In celebration of India’s Republic Day, today’s Doodle artwork reflects the range of vibrant cultures that bring the colorful nation to life," the website of Google doodle said.
"While Republic Day only dates back to 1949, many elements of the subcontinent’s culture have been evolving for centuries. With origins that stretch back hundreds of years, musical instruments such as the dholak (a two-headed hand drum) and the sitar (a long-necked stringed instrument), both featured in the Doodle artwork, are just a few examples of India’s rich heritage," it said.
India observed its 72nd Republic Day on Tuesday.
The main event was held in New Delhi.