New Delhi, October 11 2014: The founder and CEO of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, called on the Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi -- a keen fan and user of social media -- yesterday and assured him of support for the Digital India initiative.
They discussed a range of issues revolving around the innovative use of Facebook as a platform to engage with a large audience in the service of humanity.
The Prime Minister briefed Zuckerberg about the Swachh Bharat Mission ( Clean India) . Mr Modi had shared his ‘Why Clean India’ (Before) and ‘My Clean India’ photo along with a video on Facebook on October 3.
Zuckerberg said that Facebook wants to work with the Government of India in the fields of healthcare and education, providing a range of services to the people. He added that Facebook was keen to l help in the creation of the Clean India Mobile App and that it would be launched soon. This would give a strong impetus to the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Zuckerberg said that he is extremely excited about the Digital India initiative of the Government of India. Prime Minister requested him to identify some domains of Digital India where Facebook can get involved and help.
Mr Modi recalled how he used social media during campaigns such as tracking the missing children, during his tenure as Chief Minister of Gujarat and how it gave wonderful results. The Prime Minister appealed to Zuckerberg to promote India’s rich tourism potential through Facebook. He asked Facebook to look at how to enhance Internet literacy along with Internet connectivity.