We can notice on Twitter that it is displaying an Ambedkar Emoji along with the hashtag #AmbedkarJayanti.
Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Jayanti is celebrated throughout the world.
Apart from this hashtag, you can find the emoji with following other hashtags also.
The hashtags that will activate the Ambedkar Emoji include:
So, as you can see emoji is active not only in English but Hindi also.
Earlier, on 124th birth anniversary of Babasaheb Ambedkar, Google had created the doodle, which had created quite a buzz. So, this time Twitter is trying its best to engage users on Ambedkar Jayanti through releasing emoji on Dr. Ambedkar and we call it Ambedkar Emoji!
Looks like Twitter is planning to release a special emoji on #AmbedkarJayanti – not it’s official as yet – but given how important the conversation around caste, the constitution, and Ambedkar’s own legacy is, maybe Twitter thinks it would be something people could use to spark the discussion. After all, social media is an important tool to bring as many diverse voices and conversations to the surface as possible.
We are waiting for the official announcement from the Twitter India. At the time of writing this post, Twitter has not made any official announcement but we can see the Ambedkar Emoji on the Twitter.
We believe now it is a time for Dalit-Bahujans to get engaged in the conversations and voice out their opinions on the issues that matter. Don’t stay silent, speak out. We can tell our stories better than others. We know our pain, our struggle and our fight for justice and equality. No one else can say the things better than us, no one else can tell our story. So, start engaging the conversations and speak out!
In case you don’t know, Emoji are used much like emoticons and exist in various genres, including facial expressions, common objects, places, and people. Originally meaning pictograph, the word emoji comes from Japanese e (絵, “picture”) + moji (文字, “character”).
[Update] – Official announcement from Twitter –
— Twitter India (@TwitterIndia) April 13, 2017