New Delhi, July 3 ANI | 2 months ago

The Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, Ms. Sheryl Sandberg, called on the Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, today.


She said India is a very important country for Facebook, considering the high number of active Facebook users in India.

An official statement said the Prime Minister discussed with Ms. Sandberg, ways through which a platform such as Facebook can be used for governance and better interaction between the people and governments.

He also talked about how Facebook can be used to bring more tourists to India.

Prime Minister Modi also spoke to Ms. Sandberg on how Facebook can assist us in commemorating Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary year with a special focus on cleanliness.

Later the Prime Minister shared the following post on his Facebook page:

"Had a very fruitful meeting with Sheryl Sandberg. She pointed out that India is a very important country for Facebook, considering the high number of active Facebook users in India.

Being an avid user of social media myself, I talked about ways through which a platform such as Facebook can be used for governance and better interaction between the people and governments. I also talked about how Facebook can be used to bring more tourists to India.

We intend to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary year with a special focus on cleanliness and I spoke to Ms. Sandberg on how Facebook can assist us in this endeavour."

(Posted on 03-07-2014)