As India is celebrating its 69th year of being a Republic, Twitter has added to the festivities with the launch of a special #RepublicDay emoji. The Republic Day emoji is available in 9 languages and live from now until Monday, 29th January 2018. Minister for Defence, Raksha Mantri, led the celebration with his Tweet here, welcoming the leaders from ASEAN countries to India.
#RepublicDay Parade will showcase might of the Indian armed forces & indigenously developed defence equipment along with the country’s cultural heritage #गणतंत्रदिवस #प्रजासत्ताकदिवस #প্রজাতন্ত্রদিবস #પ્રજાસત્તાકદિન #குடியரசுதினம் #ਗਣਤੰਤਰਦਿਵਸ Watch this space for more! (2/2) pic.twitter.com/xQkKKksVCa
— Raksha Mantri (@DefenceMinIndia) January 23, 2018
The India Gate emoji design assumes special significance on this occasion, as the Prime Minister of India visits the Amar Jawan Jyoti at India Gate every year to pay tribute to the martyrs, before the annual Republic Day parade begins. Indians across the world can participate in the celebration by using the following hashtags to incorporate the new emoji while composing tweets: #RepublicDay or HappyRepublicDay or #RepublicDay2018, #गणतंत्रदिवस,#प्रजासत्ताकदिवस, #ಗಣರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ, #প্রজাতন্ত্রদিবস, #પ્રજાસત્તાકદિન, #குடியரசுதினம், #یوم_جمہوریہ, and#ਗਣਤੰਤਰਦਿਵਸ.
The Twitter emojis continue to contribute towards a more expressive community, enabling users across India in multiple languages to share their stories in engaging ways.
“Conversations on Twitter reflects what’s happening in India and the world. As we celebrate 69 years of the Indian constitution, Twitter is delighted to join the celebration with a customised emoji of the India Gate. India’s Republic Day is celebrated every year with a parade starting at Rajpath, India Gate, in New Delhi. This is why this national symbol in the emoji serves as a reminder of unity, as the country joins in the public conversation on this day,” said Mahima Kaul, Head of Public Policy & Government, at Twitter India.