Twitter unveils a special Republic Day emoji designed like India Gate

Republic Day Emoji

As India celebrates its 69th year of being a Republic, Twitter is adding to the festivities with the launch of a special Republic Day emoji

The Republic Day emoji is available in 9 languages and live from now until Monday, 29th January 2018. Minister for Defence, RakshaMantri, led the celebration with his Tweet here, welcoming the leaders from ASEAN countries to India,

Republic Day emoji

The special Republic Day emoji, in the form of India Gate 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.

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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.

“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.

Twitter emojis continue to contribute towards a more expressive community, enabling users across India — in multiple languages — to share their stories in engaging ways.

Eminent personalities inaugurated the special Republic Day emoij on Twitter through their accounts including, former President Pranab Mukherjee, the official State Bank of India Twitter account, and BJP spokesperson, Shaina NC.

Twitter continues their association with the Indian market and special emojis for important Indian holidays and occasions such as Republic Day 2017, Diwali, Guru Nanak Jayanti and more.