Narendra Modi meets Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg

NEW DELHI: Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg today told Prime Minister Narendra Modi that India is a very important country for Facebook, considering the high number of active Facebook users here.


The Prime Minister discussed with Sandberg ways through which a platform such as Facebook could be used for governance and better interaction between the people and government.


He also spoke about how Facebook could be used to bring more tourists to India. During the meet, Modi expressed his wish of getting the social networking site’s assistance in commemorating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary year with a special focus on cleanliness.

Later, the Prime Minister wrote 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 could 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.”


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