Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his first townhall address.
The townhall address will also see launch of new MyGov initiatives. The Prime Minister begun by and distribution of awards to winners of MyGov contests - Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Duties of a Citizen, Governance Quiz and India Africa Quiz.
The event saw the participation of various ministers and senior government officials, which will be inaugurated by IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad and will have four sessions.
The first session 'Do' will cover contests on design innovation, eGreetings as also volunteering, poll and survey functionalities of MyGov while the second one 'Discuss' will see officials and MyGov contributors in an interactive discussion on brainstorming ideas and sharing experiences.
The third session will invite fresh ideas for improving user experience, introducing new features for the platform and the panel for this includes social media representatives, MyGov users, Members of Parliament who have contributed to MyGov, and senior officials of the Ministry of Electronics and IT, and NIC.
The fourth session will cover the 'Disseminate' theme and focus on #TransformingIndia website, eSampark portal and MyGov live events as the channel of government communication with citizens.______________________________________________________________________________
Prime Minister begins his address:
The PM is being asked questions on good governance, the economy and health sector.— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 6, 2016
Highlights of his speech:
The spirit of a democracy is incomplete if one thinks the citizen's role stops at voting. Participative democracy is essential: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 6, 2016
If democracy is limited to voting & choosing a Govt then the spirit of democracy would not develop: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/J5BFGjkij1— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2016
Often, Governments think only about winning the next election and then their policies are also shaped accordingly: PM @narendramodi— PMO India (@PMOIndia) August 6, 2016
Development and good governance should have a balanced relation, even for a small incident anywhere, PM is targeted: PM Modi— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2016
Holding PM responsible for everything that happens at every level in the nation, it can be good politically...or for TRP: PM Modi— ANI (@ANI_news) August 6, 2016