MIB launches ‘MyIndia Initiative’, digital volunteer programme

08 Feb,2013

By A Correspondent


The I&B Ministry is set to host the first Twitter conference on Community Radio today. In a major initiative to reach out to the people in the Social Media Space, the I&B Minister, Manish Tewari launched the ‘MyIndia Initiative – A Digital Volunteer Programme’. The initiative aims at disseminating the development messages across the social media platforms by registering citizens as volunteers in an effort to contribute positively towards nation building.


Speaking on the occasion, Mr Tewari said that this initiative is a programme rooted in the principles of participative governance, leading to real-time engagement through social media tools. The minister called upon the youth to be part of the Digital Volunteer Family that would enable the government to have personalized interaction with the citizens. Registration for the programme is now open at Ministry’s Blog inbministry.blospot.in.


MIB has also planned a live Twitter conference on the eve of the Third Community Radio Sammelan, on Friday, February 8 at 4 pm. This will be the first ever such conference by any ministry of the government of India.


The topic for the Twitter conference is “Community Radio: Road Travelled & way forward”, and it will use the hashtag #ComRadio. The Twitter conference will continue for 30 minutes from 4pm to 4.30pm. At the conference, people can interact with ministry officials including the Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The Twitter account for the Ministry is @MIB_India. Tweeple can ask questions by mentioning #ComRadio and @MIB_India during the stipulated time, for which they will get answers from the ministry.


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