New Delhi, August 14
As India gears as much as rejoice its 74th Independence Day, microblogging web site Twitter on Friday has unveiled a specifically designed emoji to honour the Indian Armed Forces, which is a vibrant depiction of the National War Memorial.
The design of the emoji represents the innermost construction of the Memorial, referred to as the ‘Amar Chakra’ or the ‘Circle of Immortality’.
The emoji shall be stay till 18th August and shall be obtainable in English and a number of other Indic languages, reminiscent of Hindi, Tamil, Urdu, Kannada, Punjabi, Marathi, Malayalam, Bengali, Telugu, Gujarati, and Oriya.
“We hope this emoji will not only add to the Independence Day celebrations but will also encourage Indians across the world to learn more about and pay respects to the lives of India’s brave soldiers,” Mahima Kaul, Director, Public Policy, India and South Asia, Twitter stated in an announcement.
Twitter India can be supporting the Ministry of Defence’s particular initiative #SaluteTheSoldier that pays respects to the lives of Indian troopers. The Ministry on its half has launched a devoted Twitter account for the National War Memorial (@salute2soldier).
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh shall be launching the emoji on the eve of Independence Day.
Indians throughout the globe will be capable to take part in Independence Day conversations and rejoice with the emoji utilizing the hashtags like #IndiaIndependenceDay, #NationalWarMemorial, #SaluteTheSoldier and lots of extra.
This is the sixth version of the Independence Day emoji by Twitter India, having featured artistic symbols for the Ashoka Chakra, Red Fort, the Indian National Flag throughout the earlier years.
Twitter continues to look at Indian tradition with celebratory initiatives and activations for Independence Day, Diwali, Republic Day, amongst different key Indian milestones, occasions and festivals. IANS