To mark celebrations of India’s 71st Republic Day, Twitter India has launched a special emoji showing the war memorial India Gate lit up in the tricolour.
According to Twitter India, President Ram Nath Kovind will be tweeting with this emoji on January 25 during his address to the nation.
“We believe that the 2020 Republic Day emoji will resonate with Indians across languages, cultures and time zones, giving them yet another reason, and way to celebrate and participate in public conversation,” Mahima Kaul, Director, Public Policy, India and South Asia, Twitter India, said in a statement.
The emoji will appear automatically once the tweet carrying, ‘#RepublicDay’ is published.
The emoji will be live until January 30. Apart from English the emoji is available in ten Indian languages, including Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Bengali, Gujarati, Urdu and Gurmukhi.
This is the fifth year Twitter has supported Republic Day in India with a custom emoji.
The social media platform also provides customised emojis for key milestones, national and religious festivities including Independence Day, Diwali, Republic Day, Gandhi Jayanti and others.
(With input from agencies)