Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the 18th National Conference for e-governance over Twitter yesterday. Modi took to Twitter early in the morning, connecting with over 9 million people who follow him on the micro-blogging social network. The PM explained that even though he was unable to be present at the conference in person, he didn’t want to miss it.
The National Conference for e-governance this year was about employability, digital governance and skill development. It was attended by delegates from the Armed Forces, Centra & State Governments, Industry & Private Sector and Academia.
In his tweets, Modi talked about the centres plans to push the Digital India initiative, along with plans to push m-Governance in the country. Here is a compilation of all his tweets.
Good morning friends! I am delighted to join the 18th National Conference on e-Governance through Twitter. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2015
I wanted to personally attend the conference but was unable to do so. However, there was no way I could miss interacting with you. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2015
I thought- despite not attending, how can I connect with you. That is when I decided to use technology & talk to you via this medium. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2015
Am told this conference brings together several delegates from Central & State Govts, Armed Forces, Academia, Industry & private sector. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2015
The participants & their expertise make this conference a perfect forum to look at the way forward to effective & efficient e-Governance. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2015
I am also told that 22 awards will be presented in 12 categories. I congratulate all the award winners & laud their efforts. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 30, 2015
There are other tweets too, which you can find on Modi's Twitter page here. This is one of the many times Modi has taken to social networks in order to interact with the public. He had earlier been ranked the second most popular leader on Facebook, while also being one of the very few leaders to have their own Instagram account.