Narendra Modi is all set to reach out to citizens through his first-ever ‘townhall’ style event at Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi on
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to reach out to citizens through his first-ever ‘townhall’ style event on 6 August.
A new PMO app to enable mobile users to connect with the prime minister’s website will also be launched at the mega event, which is being organised by MyGov — the government’s citizen engagement platform — to mark its second anniversary.
The townhall meeting, to be held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi, will be preceded by a series of panel discussions and sessions in keeping with the ‘Do, Discuss and Disseminate’ theme of MyGov and will culminate in the first ever townhall address by the prime minister.
“The prime minister will talk about the concept of citizen engagement, MyGov, the response to this participative governance initiative and how he sees the platform evolving,” MyGov chief executive officer (CEO) Gaurav Dwivedi said.
He said a process is already on to short-list those who will get to interact with Modi.
“They would be selected from among the regular users of MyGov, based on their ideas, level of engagement, questions and suggestions,” he added.
The townhall address will also see launch of new MyGov initiatives and distribution of awards to winners of MyGov contests — Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Duties of a Citizen, Governance Quiz and India Africa Quiz.