Shri Narendra Modi sets an example again! Countdown to the 1st Google+ Hangout with a political leader in India begins!

Extraordinary response to Shri Narendra Modi’s Google+ Hangout session to be held on 31st August 2012 

Noted Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn to host the session that will be the cynosure of many eyes across the world 

Questions for the Hangout coming in from all parts of India and the world on a variety of issues 

This is the first time an Indian leader is hosting such a session! Other leaders who have hosted Hangouts include President Obama and Australia’s PM Julia Gillard


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.

Shri Modi will answer questions on ‘Strong and Glorious India Long Cherished by Swami Vivekananda.’ The interactive session will be aired LIVE on



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!



Know more about the Hangout with Shri Narendra Modi here

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December 02, 2021
PM directs officials to take all necessary measures to ensure safe evacuation of people
Ensure maintenance of all essential services and their quick restoration in case of disruption: PM
All concerned Ministries and Agencies working in synergy to proactively counter the impact of the cyclone
NDRF has pre-positioned 29 teams equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipments etc; 33 teams on standby
Indian Coast Guard and Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations
Air Force and Engineer task force units of Army on standby for deployment
Disaster Relief teams and Medical Teams on standby along the eastern coast

Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi chaired a high level meeting today to review the preparedness of States and Central Ministries & concerned agencies to deal with the situation arising out of the likely formation of Cyclone Jawad.

Prime Minister directed officials to take every possible measure to ensure that people are safely evacuated and to ensure maintenance of all essential services such as Power, Telecommunications, health, drinking water etc. and that they are restored immediately in the event of any disruption. He further directed them to ensure adequate storage of essential medicines & supplies and to plan for unhindered movement. He also directed for 24*7 functioning of control rooms.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) informed that low pressure region in the Bay of Bengal is expected to intensify into Cyclone Jawad and is expected to reach coast of North Andhra Pradesh – Odisha around morning of Saturday 4th December 2021, with the wind speed ranging upto 100 kmph. It is likely to cause heavy rainfall in the coastal districts of Andhra Pradesh, Odisha & W.Bengal. IMD has been issuing regular bulletins with the latest forecast to all the concerned States.

Cabinet Secretary has reviewed the situation and preparedness with Chief Secretaries of all the Coastal States and Central Ministries/ Agencies concerned.

Ministry of Home Affairs is reviewing the situation 24*7 and is in touch with the State Governments/ UTs and the Central Agencies concerned. MHA has already released the first instalment of SDRF in advance to all States. NDRF has pre-positioned 29 teams which are equipped with boats, tree-cutters, telecom equipments etc. in the States and has kept 33 teams on standby.

Indian Coast Guard and the Navy have deployed ships and helicopters for relief, search and rescue operations. Air Force and Engineer task force units of Army, with boats and rescue equipment, are on standby for deployment. Surveillance aircraft and helicopters are carrying out serial surveillance along the coast. Disaster Relief teams and Medical Teams are standby at locations along the eastern coast.

Ministry of Power has activated emergency response systems and is keeping in readiness transformers, DG sets and equipments etc. for immediate restoration of electricity. Ministry of Communications is keeping all the telecom towers and exchanges under constant watch and is fully geared to restore telecom network. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare has issued an advisory to the States/ UTs, likely to be affected, for health sector preparedness and response to COVID in affected areas.

Ministry of Port, Shipping and Waterways has taken measures to secure all shipping vessels and has deployed emergency vessels. The states have also been asked to alert the industrial establishments such as Chemical & Petrochemical units near the coast.

NDRF is assisting the State agencies in their preparedness for evacuating people from the vulnerable locations and is also continuously holding community awareness campaigns on how to deal with the cyclonic situation.

The meeting was attended by Principal Secretary to PM, Cabinet Secretary, Home Secretary, DG NDRF and DG IMD.