Jul 04, 2014
According to the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, direct communication with people is critical for governance.
New Delhi: With the government using social media like never before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg that direct communication with people is critical for governance.
The Prime Minister said on his Facebook page that he had a very fruitful meeting with Sandberg, who called on Modi to discuss her ideas about connectivity.
Modi, describing himself as an avid user of social media, said on his page that "a platform such as Facebook can be used for governance and better interaction between the people and governments. I also talked about how Facebook can be used to bring more tourists to India."
Sandberg is on her first visit to India after becoming COO of the world's most popular social networking site.
"He told us how he believes that direct communication with people all over the world is critical to effective governance and he plans to continue using Facebook and other social media to communicate with the people of India and the world," she wrote on her Facebook page after the meeting. Digital diplomacy can change national and international dialogues and that is why Modi "plans to champion the free and open Internet on the world stage," she wrote in her post.
(With inputs from DD news)