Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik joined Facebook on Tuesday. His Facebook page is a verified account right from the beginning.
After updating his profile photo and cover picture, Naveen Patnaik (or his team) went on to post the first status update with ‘Jai Jagannath’ and a picture of the famed Rath Yatra of Puri.
The Facebook page of Naveen Patnaik has 46,000 likes so far and counting. Known to be a man of few words, Naveen took to social media last year with a Twitter account which has now over 37,000 followers.
Naveen Patnaik’s official Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Naveen.odisha
The official release issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) states that this Facebook page of the Chief Minister will felicitate feedback from people and promote better delivery of services and governance. And therefore, people are encouraged to provide suggestions and ideas using this social media platform.
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It may be noted that the Odisha CM’s office was the first CMO in India to use the live streaming facility, as confirmed by Facebook.