Google Doodle winner is son of bus driver

Karthik from Visakhapatnam  won the Doodle for Google 2015 national level competition for his doodle of a futuristic recycling machine in resplendent colour. He is a student at Sri Prakash Vidyaniketan in Visakhapatnam.

Karthik's sister Ramya too has been  a finalist in the competition.

The siblings are children of the school’s driver, who does not own a computer.

Ramya says that it was a wonderful experience to compete with lakhs of gifted students from across the country. “However, I knew my brother would get the top spot because I liked his idea: reversing the damage we have caused to the environment.” Ramya’s own entry focused on the concept of ‘green city dream city,’ Karthik’s doodle is about a machine that shows how non-biodegradable plastic can be converted into organic manure using solar energy.

As a token of recognition, the school has decided to sponsor the education for the siblings till Class X. Ramya and Karthik’s father, P. Krishna, drives a bus for the same school. “Being uneducated, I used to feel bad that I was not able to help my children with their home work. Despite my hardships, I am impressed that my children were able to do well in the contest,” said the proud father.

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