Amidst a youthful crowd gathered in the capital city of Thiruvananthapuram, CPI(M) politburo member Pinarayi Vijayan on Monday ventured into the virtual realm of politics with the official launch of his websitewww.pinarayivijayan.in by former Infosys MD and founding team-member SD Shibulal.
Speaking at the function, Pinarayi chose to describe it as an adoptive step to keep abreast with shifting technologies. He was also quick to point out that the communist party in the state had always been at the forefront of the technological revolution in the state with its former EK Nayanar-led LDF government being the one to first moot the concept of Technopark in the state.
Developed by the party‚Äôs technological wing, the website comprises a biographical section which follows the political life-trail of the leader since birth, his perspective on contemporary issues, headlines that focus on him, a photo and video gallery as well as a Join Me column which enables users to send emails directly to the veteran leader.
MLA Thomas Isaac who presided over the function deemed it an important step towards connecting with the younger generation who were more often than not found on social media, with newspapers and books becoming almost pass√© among them.
According to Pinarayi, the website aims to connect with the Malayali population across the globe by providing them a virtual platform to share their views and concerns regarding their homeland.