As Digital India is reaching out to the world, the digital world is also knocking on India's door and how. After Mark Zuckerberg's controversial tricolour filter for supporting Digital India made waves, Twitter recently came out in support of India by making Make in India the first global brand to get its own Twitter emoji .
Now, the micro-blogging giant has come up with a heartfelt Diwali gift for Indians, as it wished the nation on the festival of lights with a Diwali emoji. How cool is that?
This year, we're excited to celebrate the festival of lights with our first ever Diwali emoji! #HappyDiwali— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) November 9, 2015
The diya emoji was an instant hit among twitterati, as wishes ranging from cheeky one-liners to creative expressions of joy flooded the popular social media platform.
Is it just me or are the trolls/bhakts truly on a break ? #HappyDiwali :)— Sonal Mehrotra (@sonalndtv) November 9, 2015
But the issue of crackers was central to a lot of tweets.
Look for the light within. look for the light in the darkest moment. It's there - you just have to look. And share that light. #HappyDiwali— suchitra karthik (@singersuchi) November 9, 2015
There were wishes from across the border:
Happy Diwali to all of my friends in India, Pakistan & all over the world. May your life be as glowing as the lights of Diwali #HappyDiwali— Aalia Rasheed (@aaliaaaliya) November 10, 2015
And, some who had other things to worry about:
The emoji which is shaped like an oil lamp is sure to light up Diwali for Indian social media users, as it also marks India's surge on the global stage with the world taking notice.