The utilization of social media for governance has gained popularity all over the world and India’s External Affairs Ministry is one of the leaders of this trend.
New Delhi (Sputnik) – The inaugural session of #AsktheSpokesperson initiative was held today on the Ministry’s official Twitter handle @MEAIndia. Out of several queries received, the Spokesperson responded to selected question, live through periscope.
According to Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar, the initiative was launched with an objective to bring better awareness and understanding of foreign policy issues to general public.
Under the initiative, the Foreign Ministry will use the social media platform for inviting questions from public on India’s foreign policy and the selected questions would be responded to by the Spokesperson.
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This initiative is a part of Ministry’s policy to pro-actively use social media and digital technology to engage constantly with the general public.
“#AsktheSpokesperson initiative will be a regular feature to engage and educate the public about foreign policy matters in simplified terms. It will be held every two months,” Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs said.
The Ministry has also launched its LinkedIn profile with the objective to expand its engagements in the social space focusing on professionals and building networks and to take digital activations to an altogether different set of audience.