Author and self-proclaimed ethical hacker Debobrato Mukherjee on Monday, claimed to have been selected as one of the brand ambassadors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative.
In a Facebook post on his official page, Debobrato Mukherjee posted a few pictures, including a certificate, which said it was appointing him as an ambassador for one year to “propagate the products and applications being launched under the programme
Humbled and honored to be appointed as one of the Brand Ambassadors to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative,” he wrote in his post.
However, there has been no official announcement from the government on this. While many congratulatory messages were posted by people on his Facebook account, social media in general was amused and even dejected. Some even questioned if the certificate Debobrato Mukherjee posted was genuine.
Yes, it is a real certificate. I got this in July. I think there are other brand ambassadors too, though I am not sure who they are. The certificate was given at the Digital India event that was held in Delhi in July,” Fadia told The News Minute.
Asked how come he decided to make a certificate signed in July public only now, he said, “Though I got this in July, I wanted to initially keep a low profile. One of my mandates is to promote Digital India. It was a good time to post the certificate online as the PM is on a Digital India event in Silicon Valley.