On the occassion of India’s 64th Republic Day on Saturday, Google commemorated with a doodle featuring a collage of our national symbols — the tiger, the lotus and India Gate.
Visitors were greeted on the Google India homepage with a logo appearing as stripes on the tiger’s body. Surrounding the tiger is the lotus, India’s national flower, and also in the background stands the India Gate.
In India, Republic Day celebrates the date on which the Constitution of India came into force replacing the Government of India Act 1935 as the governing document of India on 26 January 1950.
This date was chosen to honour the memory of the declaration of independence of 1930. It is one of the three national holidays in India. While the main parade takes place in the national capital New Delhi at the Rajpath before the president, the anniversary is also celebrated with varying degrees of formality in state capitals and other centers.
This is the third doodle on the occasion of Republic Day featured on Google India’s homepage. In 2012, the Google doodle featured images of National Bravery Award winning children riding on the backs of decorated elephants.