Twitter launched its first-ever Republic Day emoji this year, and it went live at 10.30 pm IST on Monday, 25th January.
By using the hashtag #RepublicDay when composing a Tweet, a beautiful interpretation of the Indian tricolour will appear after the hashtag in the sent Tweet. The emoji gives Twitter users a fun way to Tweet, share and celebrate the historic day with Indians worldwide.
The #RepublicDay emoji has been launched by Bollywood actor Sonam Kapoor, who is essaying the role of Neerja Bhanot in the upcoming film ‘Neerja’, the youngest recipient of India’s highest peacetime military award for bravery, the Ashok Chakra.
While we look up to salute the Indian flag, here’s to remembering our unsung heroes! #RepublicDay #Neerja pic.twitter.com/wSdB0yxdYw
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) January 25, 2016
“Twitter is the go-to platform for people to join in live, public conversations over their interests, cultural moments and big public events taking place around the world. Emojis have become a popular form of expression on our platform, and are a fun way to be part of conversations across borders. We are thrilled to give users a new way to join in the public conversation on Republic Day,” said Raheel Khursheed, Head of News, Government & Politics Partnerships at Twitter India.
A #RepublicDay surprise by @opera. #OperaMini adds support for 13 Indian languages. @OperaIndia https://t.co/M2PI3WtRbV
— ɐlʍɐɥɔ lıɥʞıu (@nikhilchawla) January 26, 2016
Indians across cities, states, and even countries are celebrating #RepublicDay on the platform today:
Best Wishes on our #RepublicDay.. Jai Hind! https://t.co/FXoa2BNDXh
— sachin tendulkar (@sachin_rt) January 26, 2016
I love India. #RepublicDay pic.twitter.com/qPGHFdjMY8
— Lisa Ray (@Lisaraniray) January 26, 2016