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Modi’s first visit to Bodh Gaya after prime ministership

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

59558_S_GayaPrime Minister Narendra Modi arrives Bihar to attend the concluding ceremony of the three- day international Buddhist conclave in Bodh Gaya on Saturday.

The Prime Minister was received by the Bihar governor Ram Nath Kovind and Minister Shyam Razak at Gaya’s airport. This is Modi’s first visit to the revered city of Bodh Gaya after taking over the affairs at the helm.

Modi will attend the ceremony in the temple premises along with a delegations of the heads of 90 countries, including former Sri Lankan president Chandrika Kumaratunga and the foreign ministers of Japan, Mayanmar, Nepal, Bhutan, and Taiwan,said Bodh Gaya Temple Management Committee secretary N. Dorjee.

Modi will address monks and religious heads of several countries, attend a special prayer and visit a photo exhibition on the Buddhist heritage at the Mahabodhi Society of India.

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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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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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