HYDERABAD: The hands, which held placards seeking statehood to the region during the Telangana movement, are now busy with learning computer skills to gain expertise on how to use the internet to disseminate information.
After expanding its battleground to the virtual world by launching its own website to wage a war against the ‘anti people's policies’ of the ruling establishments, the Telangana Joint Action Committee (TJAC), headed by Professor M Kodandaram, has begun imparting lessons to its members on how to utilise social networking sites to reach out to more people.
The outfit held a training camp for its district units’ conveners, coordinators and other members, who had actively sought statehood for Telangana, at a hotel in Kacheguda here on Sunday on how to effectively use social media to educate people about their rights. Kodandaram said social media is a potent weapon for the people’s organisations like TJAC to propagate their ideology relating to people’s issues.
“About 35 to 45 percent people in the society are using social media. More than one crore people in the State have accounts on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Nowadays, information is spreading speedily on social media than print and electronic media. Hence, we should all possess practical know-how about social media to widely publicise our activities,” the professor told the TJAC members, during the training programme.
He asked the TJAC members to learn how to post the organisation’s videos on Youtube and WhatsApp. During the training camp, computer experts and bloggers demonstrated the basic skills that are needed to reach out to more people through the internet. The TJAC, which is already using messenger services like WhatsApp to create awareness among people on various issues, is also making efforts to bring out a magazine.
Kodandaram announced that his organisation will hold a massive rally with unemployed youth in the third week of February demanding govt to fulfil its promise of creating lakhs of jobs for the youth. The outfit would also hold “Vidya Parirakshana Yatra” and asked them to clear all fee reimbursement dues.