Google today honoured resilience of Nepalis — on the occasion of Republic Day — as it has doodled an image of seven candles burning in front of Swoyambhunath Stupa and Pashupatinath Temple.
“Today, we honour the strength and resilience of the people of Nepal,” Google wrote in a message, adding, “We hope today’s Doodle will remind the people of Nepal that they are an inspiration to the entire world, and that their burning perseverance lights the way for us all.”
“In the aftermath of the recent devastating and tragic earthquakes our hearts and minds are with the people of Nepal and the aid workers there helping to heal and mend families as they regain their footing, standing again as their world shifts beneath their feet,” the Google message read, adding that it had launched a crisis response map and person finder to assist – in the wake of the disaster – in relief and rescue missions.
Saying that Google will continue to help Nepal, it added, “We’ll see you at the peak, again, Nepal.”
The global tech giant also created this ‘doodle’ to honour Nepal’s Republic Day, it said.
Explaining the choice of image, Google said that the concept of light in the Doodle meant three things for Nepal: celebration of the national day, prayers to Buddha, and a guiding light on the way home.
Doodles are surprising and spontaneous changes that are made to the Google logo to celebrate holidays, anniversaries, and the lives of famous artists, pioneers, and scientists. A team of illustrators, who are called doodlers, and engineers are behind each doodle.

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