Indian Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh Joins Twitter so as to boost his communication with young generation of the country.
The account @PMOIndia, is currently managed by the communications team at prime minister’s office. Here’s his first tweet mentioning about Bravery Award Functions:
“You make all of us proud”– PM tells young bravehearts at Bravery Award function. pmindia.gov.in/getdoc.php?id=…
— Dr Manmohan Singh (@PMOIndia) January 23, 2012
Sources at PM’s Office told BBC about the need of Twitter account, “A lot of work gets done in the prime minister’s office. Mr Singh makes 30-45 trips in a year. All this is not reflected properly and is not going out to the people. The Twitter account will help in disseminating this information. It will also help him to reach out to younger people.”
More than 14000 followers in just 2 days is a nice start, though a long way to go is to meet the heights of India’s most popular Twitterer.