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Taj Mahal becomes ‘first monument’ to debut on Twitter

Lucknow: With the launch of Taj Mahal’s twitter account on Saturday, the 17th century mausoleum became the “first historical monument” to have an official handle on the micro-blogging site.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday launched the official twitter account of the monument– @Taj Mahal at his residence in the state capital, Director general of UP Tourism Amrit Abhijat said.

“With this Taj Mahal has become the first historical monument in the world to have its own twitter account,” Principal Secretary Navneet Sehgal told PTI. He said that while visiting the official account, a tourist could share his picture on #MyTajMemory, which would be included in the main account.

After launching the account, the Chief Minister also shared a picture with his MP wife Dimple Yadav and son in front of Taj Mahal and hash tagged it #MyTajMemory. In fact immediately after its launch the twitteraties started hash tagging pictures of their visit to the monument of love.

Within an hour of its launch, the Taj Mahal account got more than 2000 followers. “There are two kinds of ppl in the world. Those who have visited me and follow me here and those who haven’t seen me and yet follow me here,” the official handle tweeted after its launch. According to sources, initially, it was proposed to launch the handle from Taj Mahal itself, but Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) denied permission.