Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Support of Mark Zuckerberg for DIGITAL INDIA

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed his profile picture to rally support for Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative. His DP reflected shades of the tri-colours of the Indian flag.
“I changed my profile picture to support Digital India, the Indian government’s effort to connect rural communities to the internet and give people access to more services online. Looking forward to discussing this with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Facebook today,” Zuckerberg wrote on the social networking site.
The move came just hours ahead of a much-anticipated Townhall session where PM Modi, in the company of Zuckerberg and other top company executives, answered questions from Facebook users from across the world. The interaction took place at the company headquarters in Menlo Park in California.
PM Modi became the second leader after US President Barack Obama to hold town hall interaction at the Facebook headquarters. The event was webcast live on the Facebook profiles of both PM Modi and Zuckerberg.
India has the largest Facebook user base outside the US. In June, the company had said that 125 million users of its global base of 1.44 billion come from India.