Facebook Q&A Session Planned for President of India

Pranab Mukherjee addressing at the inauguration of the Smart Model Village Pilot Project, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 02, 2016
Pranab Mukherjee addressing at the inauguration of the Smart Model Village Pilot Project, at Rashtrapati Bhavan, in New Delhi on July 02, 2016

Interactive forums are increasingly being used by Indian politicians. Most of these are inspired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio program “Mann ki Baat”.

Close on the heels of Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “Talk To AK” interactive forum, President of India Pranab Mukherjee’s office has planned a similar session on Facebook.

Press Secretary to the President of India, Venu Rajamony, will participate in a live Facebook Question and Answer (Q&A) session today – July 24, 2016 (Sunday) – between 7.30 to 8.30 p.m.

The topic: ‘Racing Past Milestones – The Fourth Year of Shri Pranab Mukherjee’s Presidency’.

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Such interactive forums are increasingly being used by Indian politicians. Most of these are inspired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s radio program “Mann ki Baat”.

Earlier, India’s Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting, Rajyavardhan Rathore participated in a live Facebook Q&A with the public and replied questions fielded by people from different parts of the country.

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Similarly, India’s Union Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, Ram Vilas Paswan interacted live with citizens on #TransformingIndia. He shared the initiatives taken by his Ministry.

According to a government statement, all citizens were invited to share their ideas and post their questions on government website MyGov using the hashtag #Tra.

Meanwhile, the official website of India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Office is now multi-lingual.

The website can now be accessed in six regional languages: Bengali, Gujarati, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil and Telugu in addition to English and Hindi.

For today’s Q&A, you can post questions on the Facebook page of the President of India.

Photo courtesy: Press Information Bureau

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Rakesh Raman