To show his support for the Indian government’s effort to connect rural communities to the internet and give people access to more services online, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zukerberg on Sunday changed his profile picture in Indian Tri-colors and shared a Facebook tool so others can join in as well.
The statuses he posted ahead of the Indian Prime Minister’s visit to Facebook HQ, read:
Modi, while thanking Zukerberg for this gesture, soon changed his display pic in Indian Tri-colors as well and said:
This was not the first time that Zuckerberg had posted about the ‘Digital India’ project. On September 24, 2015 he had posted a picture of a Soybean farmer, Asif Mujhawar, in Maharastra along with the message:
He on September 12, 2015 had made the announcement about the Indian Prime Minister visiting Facebook HQ on his FB profile as well, and had posted a picture of Modi and him shaking hands when he had visited India earlier this year and had met the Indian Prime Minster in New Delhi.
The post making the visit official had read: