[caption id="attachment_101786" align="aligncenter" width="700"]digital_india_brand_ambassador_2015 (L-R) Kruti Tiwari, Satwat Jagwani, Pranav Mistry and Ankit Fadia[/caption]

While the PM was away in a foreign land, there was much speculation going around back home about who actually were the government's pick for the brand ambassadors for the Digital Media initiative. After much speculation, the government has finally cleared the air and announced its chosen four.

The buzz regarding the brand ambassadors for the initiative were actually a result of a Facebook post put by Fadia where he shared the news of him being selected as one of the Digital India’s brand ambassador. The post created quite a buzz and criticism, which resulted in the Indian government issuing a statement denying any such appointment, only to retract the statement stating a need for clarification.

The freshly issued press release now clarifies that Ankit Fadia is indeed one of the four appointed brand ambassadors for the initiative. The other three appointed ambassadors are IIT-JEE toppers Krati Tiwari and Satwat Jagwani, as well as Samsung’s Pranav Mistry. They have been appointed for a period of one year. Fadia however is being trolled on social media for his appointment as brand ambassodor.

The government's press release declaring the appointment of four Digital India Brand Ambassadors is as follows:
"As part of the Digital India week (July 1-7, 2015) following four Brand Ambassadors were nominated for a period of one year to propagate the product and applications being launched by the department under Digital India Program:

1. Shri Satwat Jagwani, All India IIT-JEE — Advanced Topper -2015 (Student)

2. Ms. Krati Tiwari, All India IIT-JEE — Advanced Girl Topper -2015 (Student)

3. Mr Ankit Fadia, Author & Ethical Hacker

4. Shri Pranav Mistry, Samsung USA (Computer Scientist/ Author of 6th Sense)

Thereafter, no other person has been appointed as Brand Ambassador for Digital India.

The services of these Brand Ambassadors will be used, as and when required for generating mass awareness for the program."

"The services of these Brand Ambassadors will be used, as and when required for generating mass awareness for the program," read the press release.

17-year-old Satvat Jagwani topped the Indian Institute of Technology Joint Entrance Examination (IIT-JEE) Advanced tests this year. That achievement not only secured his spot to the B.Tech course in computer science in IIT Powai, but also took him from being a boy in a small town in Madhya Pradesh to brand ambassador for the Indian government's campaign.

Kruti Tiwari  is an outstanding performer, standing out as one of the top-scoring candidates from the 3,049 girls. She is a native of Indore, attained 47th rank in JEE Advanced 2015 and was personally picked up by the president.

34-year-old Pranav Mistry is a computer scientist and Inventor. At present, he is the Global Vice President of Research at Samsung and the head of Think Tank Team. He is best known for his work on SixthSense.

Ankit Fadia, however,  as an ambassador is not going down with many as according to them, his past records don't essentially qualify him as an ambassador material. Fadia first acquired the news headlines when he proclaimed himself as an ethical hacker prodigy. Ever since then, he has written over 16 books and also has certification courses under his name. He's also infamous for having allegedly hacked CHIP magazine's website in the year 2013, though this claim was denied by former CHIP editor Charles Assisi via a post on the Forbes.

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