Narendra Modi Town Hall; Direct Connection To PM
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with the nation today at an indoor stadium in New Delhi, 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.
Town Hall as a concept is commonly used in the West among politicians as well as CEOs to interact with people directly.
While Union Minister of IT, Law and Justice Ravi Shankar Prasad will open the day-long session, the Prime Minister’s session is likely to happen in the evening.
PM Modi has invoked MyGov on various occasions, including his monthly radio interaction ‘Mann ki Baat’ to connect with the people where he is heard asking for feedback from the people by accessing the website.
Chief Executive Officer of the website Gaurav Dwivedi said on Thursday that participants will be selected from the list of regular users on MyGov.in depending upon their ideas, level of engagement, questions and suggestions.
Apart from discussion and interaction with PM Modi, the town hall participants will get to further contribute to the enhancement and development of government’s citizen engagement platform.