Union Ministers Javadekar, Piyush Goyal to Participate in Talkathon tomorrow

Union Ministers Javadekar, Piyush Goyal to Participate in Talkathon tomorrow

Ministers to Interact Directly with Netizens

Live Answers on Youtube Channels of I&B, DD News 

Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Shri Prakash Javadekar and Union Minister for Power, Coal and New Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal will interact with the Twitterati through a “Talkathon” here tomorrow from 5 pm onwards. The ‘Live’, interactive session will last for about an hour.   The netizens can ask questions pertaining to India’s participation in the upcoming COP-21 to be held at Paris.   Users may use the hashtag  #AskonCOP21  to post their queries to the Twitter handle of the Ministry @MIB_India. The speakers will reply to the queries posted on Twitter in real time. The event will be webcast LIVE on the YouTube channel of the Ministry – www.youtube.com/inbministry and on the Youtube channel of Doordarshan -www.youtube.com/DDNewsofficialas well as telecast on DD News.  The event can also be accessed online fromwww.youtube.com/pibindia;www.youtube.com/channel/UCTJpJk8bqQQEqeX58z8eimA;www.youtube.com/PiyushGoyalBJP;www.youtube.com/PrakashJavadekar

Talkathon is an initiative that connects the virtual space with the physical world. Under the platform, participants in the social media space can post questions on Twitter, which will be answered by the guests in real-time.

The previous editions of Talkathon have seen the participation of three Union Ministers, Minister for Human Resource Development, Smt. Smriti Zubin Irani, Union Minister of State (I/C) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, Shri Piyush Goyal and Union Minister of State (I/C) for Commerce and Industry, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman  on the completion of one year of the Government. Union Finance Minister Shri Arun Jaitley and Union Railway Minister Shri Suresh Prabhu have also utilized this platform, soon after presenting their respective budgets earlier this year to connect with the people directly. In the first two instances, the respective hashtags (#AskyourGovt and #AskFM) trended at Number 1 position. Recently, Ministry of I&B also conducted a Talkathon on the new Black Money Law, with the Revenue Secretary, Shri Shaktikanta Das and CBDT chairperson, Ms. Anita Kapur, besides conducting a series of Talkathons on the sidelines of International Film Festival of India, 2015, which saw participation of various national and internationally acclaimed actors, producers and directors.

The current edition of Talkathon is a collaborative effort of the New Media Wing, Press Information Bureau and Doordarshan News under the aegis of the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting.

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