Twitter has announced the launch of a custom emoji to mark this year’s Independence Day. The emoji is the “Ashoka Chakra” – a depiction of the wheel with 24 spokes in the country’s national flag, which was also a symbol for India’s highest peacetime military decoration.
The emoji will be available until August 18 and will be available in English and five regional languages including Hindi, Tamil, Malayalam, Bengali and Oriya.
“Over the years, Twitter emojis have established themselves as a medium of expression for our users. This inspires us to curate exclusive symbols around moments that are important to Indians. We believe that the Independence Day emoji will resonate with Indians across languages, cultures and time zones, giving them yet another reason, and way to celebrate this historic day,” Senior Manager Public Policy and Government of Twitter India Shagufta Kamran said in a statement
Twitter is always celebrating Indian culture with customized Twitter initiatives for Independence Day, Diwali, Republic Day, among other key milestones and events for Indians across the world. This is the fifth edition of Independence Day emoji by Twitter, having featured creative symbols for the Red Fort, Indian National Flag, etc during the previous years.