While Google doodle today commemorated the existence of 131 years of Hole Puncher, it simultaneously punctured the expectations of the Indian audience who came in search of a children's day doodle.
"Today we celebrate 131 years of the hole puncher, an understated -- but essential -- artefact of German engineering. As modern workplaces trek further into the digital frontier, this centuries-old tool remains largely, wonderfully, the same," Google said in its description on the doodle.
Google search for children's day Google doodle
A search on the search engine giant for children's day 2017 doodle shows 'Children's day 2017' boxed inside the dateline 'June 1 2017' along with the history of children's day doodles over the years.
Has Google forgotten children's day in India?
The fact that Google gave a miss to the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and decided to celebrate Hole Puncher instead has stirred reactions from twitter users who mocked the act.
Kinda feel like someone was told to do a Google Doodle and couldn’t think of anything so just picked up something on their desk and decided a hole puncher was it… pic.twitter.com/Q8gEilP6AC— Ken Moore (@midii) November 14, 2017
Some of the sarcastic tweets about children's day google doodle
- "Kinda feel like someone was told to do a Google Doodle and couldn't think of anything so just picked up something on their desk and decided a hole puncher was it..."
- "Google doodle that depicts even small occasions on its homepage today did not wish to depict Nehru's birthday! even Google thinks that man is not worthy to be depicted on their homepage. instead dey felt worthy to depict punching m/c's 131 anniversary!"
- "This has to be the most random google doodle yet."