Emulating US President Barack Obama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with around 2,000 people in his first-ever Town Hall-style programme in Delhi on Saturday to celebrate the 2nd anniversary of his government at the Centre and promote the MyGov.in initiative he launched on coming to power.
Addressing the inaugural session of the event called “The Spirit of Participatory Democracy with MyGov”, Union IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said: “Those who think for the country and work for its development have been given a platform to participate. The main goal of MyGov initiative, launched two years ago, is to enable citizens directly interact with the government by giving suggestion about better governance. I would like MyGovIndia to become a platform to showcase achievements of those common people who don’t get space on TV.”
The 2,000-member audience has been selected from among the regular users of MyGov platform, who have pitched in “quality suggestions” for various government programmes.
Modi launched MyGov.in in July 2014 to provide an opportunity to the people to participate in multiple theme-based discussions and share their thoughts.
The platform has several groups like Clean Ganga, Girl Child Education, Digital India, Food Security and Healthy India.
MyGov has 3.52 million registered members, 182,000 submissions in 491 tasks and 3.40 million comments in 590 discussion themes.
A new PMO app was also launched at the event. The app would correspond to the website of the Prime Minister’s Office.