Google features Red Fort on home page to celebrate I-Day

Google features Red Fort on home page to celebrate I-Day

New Delhi: As India celebrates its 65th Independence Day on Monday, the iconic Red Fort, from the ramparts of which Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed the nation, stood tall on the home page of Internet search giant Google.

Google has been commemorating India’s Independence Day through its doodles since 2003 usually in the form of graphical representations of the tricolour, which is, however, missing this time.

The 2011 doodle featured a sketch of the 17th century fort, which has an important place in the history of Delhi and that of India.

Built in 1648 during the reign of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, the fort has remained a focal point in the struggles for the throne of Delhi ever since.

Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000, the fort has been the venue from where the prime minister hoists the national flag and addresses the nation every year since independence in 1947.

Google never misses a chance to feature doodles on its homepage on important days. The doodles were creatively designed to commemorate important holidays, inventions, artists and sporting events.

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