The prime minister of India, Narendra Modi, will be joining Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s CEO, later this month for a Q&A Forum at the Silicon Valley company’s headquarters. The goal of this forum will be to find out how social and economic challenges can be addressed by communities working together.
When Modi will travel to this country in September, the prime minister will also scheduled to visit the headquarters of Facebook in Silicon Valley. The Q&A Forum will be held in the town hall. The event was announced by Zuckerberg himself on his Facebook profile.
I’m excited to announce that Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India will be visiting Facebook HQ later this month for a Townhall Q&A. Prime Minister Modi and I will discuss how communities can work together to address social and economic challenges. We want to hear your questions. Please ask them in the comments below and we’ll try to get to as many as possible. The event will be on Sunday, September 27 at 9:30am pacific time. I’ll post the live video here and it will also be on Prime Minister Modi’s page. I had the chance to visit Prime Minister Modi in India last year and it’s an honor to have the chance to host him here at Facebook.
The goal for Modi and Zuckerberg is to find examples of communities that work together in order to find solutions for economic and social challenges. Modi himself has also written a message on his Facebook profile, where he urges his personal 30 million followers to present their most pertinent questions.
I thank Mr. Mark Zuckerberg for the invite to visit the Facebook HQ. I look forward to the Townhall Q&A on Sunday 27th September at 10 PM IST (9:30 AM Pacific time). The interaction will cover a wide range of issues and will surely be a memorable one. This programme will be incomplete without your participation! Share your questions on Facebook. I urge you all to share your questions on the ‘Narendra Modi Mobile App.’ Your questions will make this a programme to be remembered.
The Narendra Modi Mobile App has been launched by Modi earlier this year. He did this to offer more transparent politics, enabling people to see exactly what he is doing. This has been a move that has been encouraged and followed by many other world leaders. Modi is at the forefront of making politics more digital and more up to date with modern developments. This is why he is also an active social media user, with some 14 million Twitter followers. This is more than that of the NFL or Kanye West, for instance. However, Oprah Winfrey and Britney Spears still beat him in terms of number of followers.
Modi’s statement on Facebook has been liked just under 81,000 times. It has been shared almost 6,000 times. To date, there are more than 2,700 comments on the post as well. Most of these comments are questions that people would like to see answered during the Forum, which will take place on September 27. Some of the questions are less serious, such as a number of people asking Zuckerberg to delete game notifications. Other comments are not questions at all, but just messages of support to the work of the Prime Minister. Since he was elected last May, he has been building on the tremendous popularity he already enjoyed as a chief minister for Gujarat, in the the west of the country, something he did for 12 years.
Meanwhile, other people were addressing more significant issues. Many wanted to know how the significant pollution levels in New Delhi will be addressed. New Delhi is said to be the most polluted city in the world. Additionally, some were asking why Modi seems to only promote the Hindi language.