In a major initiative to reach out to the people in the Social Media Space, the I&B Ministry 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.
This initiative was a milestone as it would enable the Government to disseminate information to citizens specially the youth of the country. It was a programme rooted in the principles of participative governance leading to real time engagement through the Social Media tools. The Ministry called upon the youth to be part of the Digital Volunteer Family that would enable the Government to have a personalised interaction with the citizens. Registration for the programme is now open at Ministry’s Blog inbministry.blospot.in
In yet another initiative to reach out to the people of India in shortest possible time, the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has planned for the first time, a Live Twitter Conference on the eve of 3rd Community Radio Sammelan, on 8th February, 2013, Friday at 4 pm. This will be the first ever such conference by any Ministry of Government of India.
The topic for the Twitter Conference is “Community Radio: Road Travelled & way forward”, and it will use the hashtag as #ComRadio. The twitter conference will continue for 30 minutes from 4pm to 4.30pm. This live Twitter Conference will give twitteratis, an opportunity to interact with the Ministry officials including Secretary of the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The questions on the above mentioned topics would be answered by the officials of the Ministry. 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.