PM Modi to interact with nation in first-ever 'Town Hall' today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the nation today at an indoor stadium here, in a first-ever Town Hall by an Indian prime minister.

Last Updated: Aug 06, 2016, 09:51 AM IST
PM Modi to interact with nation in first-ever 'Town Hall' today

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the nation on Saturday at an indoor stadium here, in a first-ever Town Hall by an Indian prime minister.

The event marks two years of MyGov, the government`s citizen engagement platform.

A new app will be launched to allow mobile users to connect with website of the Prime Minister`s Office.

The event will see participation from various stakeholders including Cabinet ministers, senior officers from Ministries and Departments, government organisations, representatives from media, IT and social media industry and citizens who have participated in the MyGov initiatives.

MyGov, the Government of India’s citizen engagement platform, launched on 26th July 2014 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, celebrates the spirit of volunteerism and participative governance. True to the vision of the Prime Minister, MyGov has taken the idea of technology-assisted Jan Bhagidari in all spheres of governance to new heights.

MyGov is organizing a Town Hall on Saturday, 6th August, 2016 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, New Delhi from 09:30 am onwards. 

The event will feature multiple panel discussions and the first-ever Town Hall to be addressed by PM Modi himself.

In keeping with the 'Do, Discuss, Disseminate' spirit of MyGov, this event will comprise multiple sessions to present and discuss various ideas. The first session – 'Do' will cover Design Contests, Innovation Contests, eGreetings Contests, Volunteering, Poll and Survey functionalities of MyGov. 

The second session – 'Discuss' will see government officials from different departments seated alongside prominent MyGov contributors for an interactive discussion for brainstorming ideas and sharing their experiences.

The third session will invite fresh ideas for improving user-experience, introducing new features, and engaging a larger user-base. 

The fourth session will cover the Disseminate theme, and will focus on the #TransformingIndia website (www.transformingindia.mygov.in), eSampark portal and MyGov LIVE Events (Talks) as the primary method of structured government communication with citizens. This session with comprise some prominent media personalities, and senior ministers in the Union Government.

The event will culminate with a Town Hall event with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. This is the first of its kind Town Hall being addressed by the Prime Minister, and will include launch of new MyGov initiatives and distribution of prizes to winners of MyGov contests - Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Duties of a Citizen, Governance Quiz and India-Africa Quiz.