Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who is on a brief trip to India, will host a Q&A Townhall today at IIT Delhi.
Zuckerberg will take questions from a gathering of about 900 students. “I’m heading to India and I’ll be hosting our next Townhall Q&A in Delhi on Wednesday, October 28 at 12pm IST (11:30pm Tuesday Pacific time). 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,” he wrote in a Facebook post.
Zuckerberg is expected to speak for about 15 minutes and hold a Q&A session for about an hour. During his speech, he will explain the Internet.org idea. He will also try and get a sense of what India’s young feel about him and his 10-year old company.
India is home to over 135 million Facebook users and is expected to swell to become its largest chunk, overtaking his home turf, the United States. India thus becomes significant in more ways than one as it also represents over one tenth of the social media giant’s global reach.
Mark Zuckerberg’s trip to India started with a visit to Taj Mahal on Tuesday. Zuckerberg after visiting the epitome of love wrote that the monument was even more stunning than what he expected.
Last month, Zuckerberg hosted a similar Town Hall Q&A for Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Palo Alto.