‘Social media should reach out to masses’
Itanagar, June 9: Chief Minister Pema Khandu has reiterated his call to all politicians, especially Ministers, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs and party workers to be active on social media and reach out to the people.
He said social media like facebook, Twitter, Instagram and even Watsapp could be utilized to the optimum to create awareness on government's policies and programmes and also highlight the government's achievements.
Speaking at a workshop on social media, organized by state BJP IT Cell at Dorjee Khandu Convention Center here on Friday, Khandu said social media is a two-way interactive medium where people in government and party receives feedbacks from the people upon which they can work to further improve their performances.
"Social media has changed the very definition of communication. Today everyone is on one or the other social media platform and these platforms have become the best and strongest mediums of communication with the people," he pointed.
He said that smart phones have become a necessity in today's world as it has gone beyond its boundaries of mere voice calls and short messaging services (SMS). Mobile phones, he said, which are 24X7 with the user, have become the means of communicating and interacting with multiple number of people at one go.
"The best part of social media for us is that we can show to the people what we are doing, what we have done and what we want to do in real time. Our MLAs, ministers and MPs work a lot. They tour interiors places in their constituencies, they oversee works being implemented, take review meetings with officers, launch new and innovative programmes but people in rest part of the state or the country are not aware of these. They can now highlight their efforts on social media and also get feedbacks from the people," Khandu observed.
He asserted that it is impossible today to run away from the invasion of IT and its progeny - social media - therefore, the best thing to do is to use it to the best of advantage.
Khandu, who is very active on facebook and twitter, especially urged his colleagues and party workers to get them acquainted with the latest app called the Narendra Modi or NaMo app, download it and use it.
The application is a one-stop destination for knowing about all the latest day-to-day activities of the Prime Minister. With just one click, the interactive 'Narendra Modi' app allows the user to connect with the PM. It provides an exclusive and unique opportunity to receive messages and emails directly from the Prime Minister. Not just this, it allows users to contribute and earn badges through to-do tasks.
One can tune in and listen to the various 'Mann kiBaat' editions of the PM, read his blogs and know more about him in the Biography section.
Sailesh Kumar Pandey, resource person on the NaMO app of the national BJP unit, gave the details of the app and its uses. He requested all to download the app on their mobile devices and take full advantage of its various interfaces.
The app lets the users read and know about PM Modi's style of 'Good Governance,' the initiatives and achievements of the Government. It has got dedicated section that highlights the Prime Minister's efforts towards augmenting India's 'Global Recognition.' The 'infographics' section presents how Governance is improving lives of the people.
The workshop was attended by all ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Speaker T N Thongdok, Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, state BJP President Tapir Gao, BJP state office bearers, district unit leaders and karyakarta.