Digital Media Director Dileep Konatham received the award at a virtual event held by PRSI.
Hyderabad: The Digital Media Wing of Telangana IT, E&C Department bagged the Public Relations Society of India’s (PRSI) national award under “Communications Campaign of the Year – Covid 19” for the year 2020.
Digital Media Director Dileep Konatham received the award at a virtual event held by PRSI. Union Minister of Education Ramesh Pokhriyal and Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya were chief guests at the event.
The outreach initiatives of Telangana IT, E&C Department that were chosen for the PRSI Award under “Communications Campaign of the Year – Covid 19” category include:
WhatsApp Chatbot: Telangana Government had partnered with WhatsApp & SB Technologies and launched a dedicated Chatbot to provide accurate and timely information on the Covid pandemic to citizens. Telangana was the only state in India to have launched such a Chat Bot in Telugu, Urdu and English languages. More than 3 lakh users registered for the chatbot making them direct beneficiaries of the service.
Telangana Fact Check Portal: The Factcheck portal is first of its kind initiative in India by a State Government. The fact-checked information is generally useful for everyone in India who wants to keep apace with the Covid-19 updates. However, the portal focuses mainly on issues that concern the Telangana Government and its people.
About 5 lakh users had visited the Factcheck portal, making them direct beneficiaries of authentic information who would have passed on this information to many others benefiting them indirectly, said a press release.
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