Google doodle marks Pakistan I-Day
Islamabad: Today (August 14), Pakistan celebrating its Independence Day and the search engine Google has contributed to its celebration by gracing Pakistan’s Google homepage with a nationalistic doodle for Independence Day.
The doodle portrays the Pakistan Monument, a flourishing flower-shaped symbol of Pakistan. Google puts a lot of thought into its Google doodles, producing between 300 and 400 doodles each year – around 50 of these tend to be moving or interactive. Google often plans what doodles it will decorate its homepage with months in advance and often illustrators take weeks to perfect the selected designs.
The Pakistan Monument is one of Pakistan’s most outstanding monuments. Before its construction, the Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) held a competition to find the design which best symbolised Pakistan and its people and the design was ultimately selected. The giant granite structure is comprised of petals similar to a blooming flower which is meant to be a symbol of Pakistan’s blooming progress as a nation.
The four main petals represent the four provinces of Pakistan that are Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the three smaller petals represent the three territories Azad Kashmir, Gilgit-Baltistan, and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata). The inside walls of the petals are decorated with murals based on designs from Islamic architecture and structures.
The central podium is designed in the form of a five-pointed star and is surrounded by water. When seen from above, the structure reminds you of a star and crescent moon, representing the Pakistani flag, making the monument a skillful choice for a Google doodle and just perfect for Independence Day. Like the last year, Google, the world’s largest internet search engine, has again displayed a brilliant I-Day’s doodle at its Google Pakistan page to wish happy Independence Day to the people of Pakistan.
Google has a history of linking its delightful doodles with cultural and social events across the globe. The Tuesday’s brand new doodle celebrates Pakistan’s 66th Independence Day. The doodle symbolizes the culture and heritage of the country. The artistic combo of the words ‘Google’ into the famous truck art of Pakistan is innovative.