Google Doodle celebrates the Independence Day of India

Posted on Aug 16 2011 - 9:18pm by Julius

Search engine giant Google has put up a new Google Doodle to celebrate India’s 65th Independence Day.

A sketch of the Red Fort, a 17th century fort that has an important place in Delhi and India’s history, has been put up by the company in its homepage. In 2007, the Red Fort has been declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Clicking on the Doodle takes you to the search query “Independence Day India.”

The fort was built in 1648 by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in the city of Old Delhi. It served as the residence of India’s Imperial Family. The fort also served as the Mughal’s capital until 1857, when emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar was exiled by the British government.

The Red Fort has been witness to the nation’s struggle for freedom, and it is the venue where India’s Prime Minister hoists the tricolor flag and addresses the nation every year since its declaration in 1947.

Google has been commemorating the Independence Day of India since 2003. Most of its previous Google Doodles had the Indian flag as the inspiration. Unlike past doodles, the flag seems to be absent in its doodle.

The company never misses a chance to feature doodles on its website’s homepage on important days. These beautifully designed doodles remind users about important holidays, artists, inventions, people and sporting events.

So what do you think of today’s Google Doodle?

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