India’s Minister for Information & Broadcasting M. Venkaiah Naidu
India’s Minister for Information & Broadcasting (I&B) M. Venkaiah Naidu said today that the communication approach of I&B Ministry should strive for empowerment of people, by informing them regarding key initiatives of the Government in order to take the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of “Reform, Perform and Transform” forward.
Naidu said the focus of the communication strategy should be to incorporate innovative and out of the box ideas in order to keep pace with the changing communication paradigm.
Technology played a critical part in defining the communication approach especially with the enhanced role of different media platforms, the Minister said.
He mentioned this while addressing the Indian Information Service (IIS) officers from the recent batches. Ajay Mittal, Secretary I&B, was also present on the occasion.
The Minister said that there is an urban-rural divide in the country and the communication managers should design appropriate strategies to address the vast cross section living in rural areas, marginalized communities and focus on the empowerment of the women.
Elaborating further, Naidu said it is important to engage with the people through innovative products, creative messages and a language which is easily comprehendible.