On the evening of 31st August 2012, a Google+ Hangout session will be held with Shri Narendra Modi. The Hangout is a historic moment as this is the first time an Indian political leader is using the forum to engage with people across the world. Other leaders who have held Google+ Hangout sessions include USA President Barack Obama and the Prime Minister of Australia Julia Gilliard.
Noted Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn has been invited by Google toanchor the entire Hangout session.
So far, the Hangout has received an extraordinary response from all corners of the globe. People are writing in from Australia, Netherlands, USA, UK, and Africa as well as from each and every state of India, as has been gathered from Google Analytics. This vast geographic spread truly indicates the popularity of Shri Modi both within and outside the shores of India.
There is as much diversity as far as the nature of questions is concerned. While many people are interested to know about Gujarat’s phenomenal growth story, many are asking Shri Modi about his vision for specific sectors. A large number of questions pertain to Shri Modi’s vision to get India back on track after the colossal failures of the UPA. Other questions seek his views on casteism in politics, his views on the anti-corruption movements, thoughts of challenges to national security and how he handles criticism from the media. Shri Modi’s future political journey in the coming years has also been a hit among those sending in their questions. The record number of questions only reaffirms how much popularity Shri Modi enjoys at the ground level and the desire for the common man to engage with a political figure such as him.
So if you have a question, Shri Modi has the answer! Questions can be submitted latest by midnight of 29th August 2012 (IST). You can click here to submit your questions.
This landmark foray into holding a Google+ Hangout session marks a further diversification of Shri Modi’s social media endeavors. He remains among the most tech-savvy politicians who has used social media as a key way to engage with his well wishers. Shri Modi is active on Twitter where he shares views, initiatives of Gujarat among other things. He has more than 8,00,000 followers on twitter. He is an avid user of Facebook too with a fan following of more than 6,00,000 and on June 11th he joined Google+ where he has crossed the 1,00,000 followers mark in almost no time. Shri Modi is also a regular blogger, writing on various governance successes of Gujarat and the nation.
It is certain that this Google+ Hangout session will be enlightening, fruitful and straight from the heart. In this day and age where IT and Communications has come to play a dominant role, there is a lot to learn from Shri Modi on how to use it as a means to make a difference!
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