‘Social Media Mahamitra’ getting good response

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 08 Feb 2018 09:17:58


Staff Reporter,

Considering the need of the digitisation, Maharashtra Government too is adopting technological advances in its functioning. Now it has come out with one more activity. It is ‘Social Media Mahamitra’, an app. Once downloaded this app, the citizen can connect even directly to Chief Minister and apprise him of various issues.

The persons found effective on this social media will be selected Taluka-wise on various criterions.
Chief Minister will felicitate such selected persons. This app will provide opportunity to people to meet stalwarts in social media, interacting with the great people, the persons can get chance of taking selfie with such prominent personalities. This activity is getting excellent response from the rural area. Information and Publicity Department of Government of Maharashtra has appealed women also to participate.

The registration to this app has begun on February 1 and will continue till February 18. People can download this app from Google Play Store or App Store of Apple. The person attaining age 15 can participate in this activity without paying a single penny.

Ten Social Media Mahamitra will be shortlisted from each Taluka. They will be invited at a function organised at district-level.

They will be given an opportunity to interact in a group discussion with District Collector, Chief Executive Officer of Zilla Parishad, Commissioner of Police, Superintendent of Police. After this discussion, one Mahamitra from each Taluka will be finalised for the state-level programme.
This state-level programme will witness the presence of Chief Minister and other prominent personalities from various fields. The Social Media Mahamitra will be felicitated in this programme.

The number of contacts in top five groups of various messaging apps, the number of phonebook contacts, how many social media platforms, messaging applications are being used, the votes secured by the participant, how many messages he has distributed will be some of the criterions for the selection of Mahamitra.
Participant should prepare a message (text, animation and graphics) and send the same to the organisers through app.