Tashkent, July 6 (IANS) Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Monday received by Uzbekistan Prime Minister Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoev as he arrived here in the capital on the first stop of his Central Asian tour.
“Salom Uzbekistan! PM @narendramodi arrives in the historic city of Tashkent on the first leg of his Central Asia tour,” tweeted external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup.
“Prime Ministerial Reception. PM Shavkat Miromonovich Mirziyoev himself receives PM @narendramodi at Tashkent Airport,” he said.
The two leaders later held talks in the meeting hall of the Tashkent airport.
Twitter India on Tuesday celebrated 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi with the announcement of a new customised “Gandhi Emoji”.
The “Gandhi Emoji” was officially launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the micro-blogging site, which features a caricature of the Father of the Nation.
“Users in India and across the world can use the “Gandhi Emoji” by using the hashtags #GandhiJayanti, #MKGandhi, #BapuAt150, #MahatmaGandhi, #MyGandhigiri, #MahatmaAt150, #NexusOfGood, among others,” Twitter India in a statement.
The emoji will be live until October 8. It is available on both the actual app and Twitter Lite.
The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India’s Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis. (IANS)