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By Newsgram Staff Writer

To showcase India’s age-old maritime heritage, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today called for plan to build a top- notch maritime museum.

While meeting a delegation from the maritime sector led by Minister for Shipping Nitin Gadkari,  the Prime Minister said, “India’s maritime heritage goes back nearly 5,000 years, with the oldest known port being Lothal.”

An official statement stated, he has urged all stakeholders to work together to establish a world-class maritime museum that would showcase the glorious aspect of India’s history.

Tapping India’s great potential in shipbuilding, Modi emphasized to make it a part of ‘Make in India’ initiative.

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Twitter Celebrates Gandhi Jayanti

The micro-blogging site has also celebrated India's Independence Day, Republic Day, Diwali and International Day of Yoga with customised emojis.

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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.

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Mahatma Gandhi and Sarojini Naidu at the 1942 AICC session. Wikimedia Commons

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)

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