Zuckerberg holding townhall Q&A session with Modi in India

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Mark Zuckerberg, the founder and chief executive of Facebook, will hold his next townhall Q&A in India later this month.

In a post on his verified Facebook account, Zuckerberg wrote, “More than 130 million people use Facebook in India. I’m looking forward to hearing directly from one of our most active and engaged communities.”

The event will be held in front of a live audience at the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at noon IST (11:30 p.m. Tuesday Pacific time).

The event comes on the heels of India Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Silicon Valley in California last month. Modi met with the heads of the top US technology companies to ask them to join his “Digital India” and “Make in India” initiatives.

Zuckerberg and Modi at Facebook headquarters

Zuckerberg and Modi at Facebook headquarters

During the visit, Zuckerberg hosted Modi for a townhall question and answer event at Facebook’s headquarters.

At that event, Zuckerberg said, “India is personally very important to the history of our company.” He said he visited India “in order to reconnect with what I believed was the mission of the company.” At the time, Zuckerberg was considering whether to sell Facebook. He said the suggestion to visit a particular Indian temple came from Apple founder Steve Jobs.

In the upcoming visit, Zuckerberg plans to meet with developers, partners “and others who are building new digital services and working on ways to connect more people to them,” Facebook said in a statement.

Zuckerberg asked his 39.7 million follows to submit questions on his Facebook page and vote for the best ones. As of noon on Friday, the posting had 93,000 likes and 9,200 comments.

The top question?

How to stop getting a request to join the game Candy Crush. This question had 6,242 likes.

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