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On Thursday July 3rd, 2014 the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi met COO of Facebook, Ms. Sheryl Sandberg. In conversation with the Prime Minister, Ms. Sandberg pointed out that how relevant was India for Facebook especially considering the number of users.

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PM Shri Narendra Modi highlighted the importance of social media. The Prime Minister said that social media platforms like Facebook could be used for governance and better interaction between the people and governments. Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi also talked about the ways in which Facebook could be used to bring more tourists to India.  Shri Nrendra Modi also cited about commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary year with a special focus on cleanliness and spoke to Ms. Sandberg on how Facebook could assist in this attempt.

Ms. Sheryl Sandberg expressed her views on her Facebook page upon meeting Shri Narendra Modi. Ms. Sandberg expressed her personal appreciation to him for making the education of girls and women a priority as equal opportunity is essential for strengthening all economies and creating a just world.

Ms. Sandberg who was accompanied by Facebook colleagues Marne Levine and Ankhi Das said that they were glad to be able to congratulate him on his election, and on his exceptional use of Facebook to connect with voters. She welcomed his thoughts that direct communication with people all over the world is critical to effective governance and Shri Modi plans to continue using Facebook and other social media to communicate with the people of India and the world.

In conclusion, Ms. Sandberg quoted that India is important to the global economy, as well as to Facebook and would continue to work further to bring the next billion generations online.

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Prime Minister participates in the first Outreach Session of G7 Summit
June 12, 2021
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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi participated in the first Outreach Session of the G7 Summit today.  

The session, titled ‘Building Back Stronger - Health’, focused on global recovery from the coronavirus pandemic and on strengthening resilience against future pandemics. 

During the session, Prime Minister expressed appreciation for the support extended by the G7 and other guest countries during the recent wave of COVID infections in India. 

He highlighted India's ‘whole of society’ approach to fight the pandemic, synergising the efforts of all levels of the government, industry and civil society.   

He also explained India’s successful use of open source digital tools for contact tracing and vaccine management, and conveyed India's willingness to share its experience and expertise with other developing countries.

Prime Minister committed India's support for collective endeavours to improve global health governance. He sought the G7's support for the proposal moved at the WTO by India and South Africa, for a TRIPS waiver on COVID related technologies. 

Prime Minister Modi said that today's meeting should send out a message of "One Earth One Health" for the whole world. Calling for global unity, leadership, and solidarity to prevent future pandemics, Prime Minister emphasized the special responsibility of democratic and transparent societies in this regard. 

PM will participate in the final day of the G7 Summit tomorrow and will speak in two Sessions.