It is all a marketing gimmick to self-promote the Govt., likely a standard email sent to lots of other people. I doubt it is "to exchange pleasantries with ordinary citizen like me"!!
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I have also received greetings from the government and periodical communications from some ministries in the name of ministers.
Once I had sent complaint to the PM's office/website , after registering there, and since then I get some communications from the concerned public relations dept of PMO . I get email intimations about PM's "Mann Ki baath' etc. Similarly I am getting once in a while communications from Railway Ministry in the name of Railway minister.
I agree that these are stereotype communications dished out to thousands of people who had registered their names and email address on the government sites or ministry web sites at some context.
However I welcome such communications as we get to know things and remain updated on many things.which otherwise we would not have taken efforts to know.
Just as LIC, other insurance companies, banks, MFs, shops, online shopping portals etc send us greetings and communications these also give at least a momentary importance to us.j
Our ex president Abdul Kalam used to respond personally to some important mails sent by people to him. I once received a reply from him for one of my emails regarding some issue.
Actually, whenever someone is connecting some government website, their email id get saved and thus they use it for future reference. The same thing which is been described by Mr. Venkiteswaran as how he has got connected with PMO. Not everyone one can get such message and that is why it has been sent to people those who are in touch with such websites.
Yes, it may look marketing gimmick but an interesting start from the government office. People say we must be happy with small-small things which comes in our life. So why not we enjoy it to have such e-mails!
Congratulations to you Mr. Mohan.
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