As the country celebrates its 69th Independence Day, social media has found a novel way of paying tribute to the Armed Forces--tweeting selfies with the hashtag #SaluteSelfie.
The hashtag is aimed to thank our troops to let them know that the country is thinking about them on this day.
The first selfie was posted by Amitabh Bachchan.
— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) August 7, 2015
Bollywood actors followed:
— Shah Rukh Khan (@iamsrk) August 10, 2015
— rishi kapoor (@chintskap) August 8, 2015
— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) August 14, 2015
Cricketers were not behind too:
— Mahendra Singh Dhoni (@msdhoni) August 13, 2015
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) August 9, 2015
And tennis stars joined in too:
— Sania Mirza (@MirzaSania) August 13, 2015
Badminton players posted selfies too:
— Saina Nehwal (@NSaina) August 8, 2015
The #SaluteSelfie Twitter campaign, was started by the Reliance Group. The campaign has seen the participation of a number of prominent celebrities from all fields, as well as numerous users from all over India.
— chaitanya akkineni (@chay_akkineni) August 12, 2015
My #SaluteSelfie for Indian Armed Forces.
We can never thank our soldiers enough for their bravery & sacrifices. pic.twitter.com/IvmFHFbLFJ
— Sanjeev Kapoor (@SanjeevKapoor) August 13, 2015
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