Published On: Wed, Jan 27th, 2016

Ideas from people give their views on Centres schemes: FM Jaitley

New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley today said that sourcing ideas from people provides the government an opportunity to understand their perspective on its major flagship programmes.

Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley

Information and Broadcasting minister Arun Jaitley

The senior minister said during an event to felicitate winners of contests held on social media by the I&B ministry as part of the 67th Republic Day celebrations.

The contests were hosted on Facebook, Twitter and a specially-designed webpage where ‘graffiti’ were invited from participants on various flagship programmes of the Centre.

For ‘graffiti’ wall, the themes were Start Up India, Stand Up India, Digital Empowerment, Entrepreneurs of Young India, Skilled India, Powerful India, Make In India, Financial Security to All and Housing For All.

For the Twitter contest, netizens’ responses were invited on with three hashtags — Vision of Team India, My Idea of India and R-Day Not Just a Holiday.

Regarding the poster-making contest on Facebook, participants were invited to send posters on themes like – Give It Up-LPG Subsidy, Per Drop More Crop and Save the Girl Child.

Minister of State for I&B Rajyavardhan Rathore and Secretary Sunil Arora were also present during the event.


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