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.
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.