Gurugram’s seven-year-old Divyanshi Singhal win Doodle for Google award for which she drew “walking trees”. This year’s theme for the competition was, “when I grow up. I hope,” for which Singhal imagined trees having legs so that they can run whenever someone wants to cut them.
She said, “When I went to my grandmother’s home during summer vacation, I saw that the trees were being cut down. I felt bad and thought that if trees could walk, they could escape being cut,” the Delhi Public School student told news agency ANI.
Her doodle was featured on 14th November, which is celebrated as Children’s’ day and is the birth anniversary of our first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru. Divyanshi’s entry won from over lakh entries from children from classes I to X across India. The jury included Chhota Bheem creator Rajiv Chilaka, YouTuber Prajakta Koli and artist Neha Sharma of Neha’s Doodles fame along with a team from Google.
The girl has received praises and applauds for doing what many negligent and ignorant adults refuse to even acknowledge even after having a clear understanding of climate change.