Use social media to reach out to masses, CM tells party leaders

Use social media to reach out to masses, CM tells party leaders

ITANAGAR, Jun 8: Underlining the importance of social media as an important platform for communicating the general public, Chief Minister Pema Khandu today reiterated his call to the leaders of ruling dispensation 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 WhatsApp can be utilized to the optimum to create awareness on Govt’s policies and programmes and also highlight the Govt’s achievements.

Speaking at a workshop on social media, organized by the IT Cell of State BJP at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre here this evening, the CM said social media is a two-way interactive medium where people in Govt 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 (SMSes). Mobile phones, he said, which are 24×7 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 interior places in their constituencies, 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, urged his colleagues and party workers to get themselves acquainted with the latest application called the Narendra Modi app or NaMo app, download it and use it.

The application is a one-stop destination for knowing about all the 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.

Sailesh Kumar Pandey, resource person on the NaMo app of the national BJP, 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.

Convenor, Social Media and IT, State BJP, Vijay Sonam earlier explained the nuances of Facebook and Twitter and appealed party workers to become active and reach out to the people for the party to grow stronger in the state.

The workshop was attended by all Ministers including Deputy Chief Minister Chowna Mein, Speaker T N Thongdok and Deputy Speaker Tumke Bagra, Parliamentary Secretaries, MLAs, state BJP president Tapir Gao, office bearers, district unit leaders and karyakartas.

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