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Mark Zuckerberg Changes Facebook Profile Image In Support Of Digital India

San Jose:Sept 28; Ahead of the townhall with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, CEO Mark Zuckerberg changed his profile photo on Facebook to show his support for Digital India initiative, and it is going viral.

"I changed my profile picture to support Digital India, the Indian government's effort to connect rural communities to the internet and give people access to more services online. Looking forward to discussing this with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Facebook today," Zuckerberg wrote on the social networking site.

Narendra Modi has responded to Zuckerberg's gesture by putting up a similar picture on his Facebook page. "Thanks Mark Zuckerberg for the support. I changed my DP in support of the efforts towards a Digital India. Your too can change your DP at fb.com/supportdigitalindia," says a post on the Narendra Modi Facebook page.

PM Modi will be the second leader after US President Barack Obama to hold town hall interaction at the Facebook headquarters. The event will be webcast live on the Facebook profiles of both PM Modi and Zuckerberg.

India has the largest Facebook user base outside the US. In June, the company had said that 125 million users of its global base of 1.44 billion come from India.


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