Google marks India's 68th Independence Day with Google Doodle

Friday, 15 August 2014 - 10:16am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

Google is joining India in celebrating its 68th Independence Day on August 15 by putting up a Google doodle marking the occasion on its home page.

The familiar logo, usually seen in its trademark red, blue, green and yellow letters, is today – August 15 – portrayed instead in the colours of the Indian flag. The first G, saffron in colour, is followed by India's first postage stamp representing the first 'o'. 

The stamp portrayed is the first that was issued in India on November 21, 1947, mere months after it gained independence from the United Kingdom in August 1947. Valued at three and a half annas, the stamp depicts the Indian flag along with the slogan 'Jai Hind'. It was issued for foreign correspondence.

The second 'o' in Google is represented by a date stamp, and the last three letters are shown in the Indian flag's green.

A day previously, on August 14, Google celebrated Pakistan's Independence Day with a doodle as well.


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