15/08/2015 1:02 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Big B, Dhoni, SRK, Sania Mirza Pay Tribute To Indian Army On Independence Day With #SaluteSelfie


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.

Bollywood actors followed:

#SaluteSelfie acknowledging the selfless , brave heroes #IndianArmy

A photo posted by Shahid Kapoor (@shahidkapoor) on

Cricketers were not behind too:

I salute the Indian Armed Forces for what they do for us every day of the year. #saluteselfie

Posted by Kuldeep Yadav on Thursday, 13 August 2015

And tennis stars joined in too:

Badminton players posted selfies too:

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.

Happy Independence Day.! A salute to all the soldiers for whom we are celebrating this 69th independence day.Mera Bharat Mahan #JaiHind#SaluteSelfie.

Posted by Ali Reza on Friday, 14 August 2015

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