2 yrs of MyGov: PM Modi holds his first Townhall

RSTV Bureau
PM Narendra Modi speaking at the town hall meet in Delhi marking the 2 years of MyGov platform. Photo courtesy: PMO/youtube

PM Narendra Modi speaking at the town hall meet in Delhi marking the 2 years of MyGov platform.
Photo courtesy: PMO/youtube

Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with citizens through his first-ever ‘townhall’ style event on Saturday evening in Delhi.

Held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in Delhi, the event was preceded by a series of panel discussions and sessions. The day-long event culminated after the interaction session.

The event began with PM Narendra Modi meeting ‘Mann Ki Baat’ contributors and facilitating MyGov contest winners. He then launched the PMO app which aims to enable mobile users to better connect with the Prime Minister’s Office apart from accessing other information. He also launched a government e-commerce merchandise website (https://merchandise.mygov.in).

Thereon, Prime Minister Modi took questions from citizens from various parts of the country to which he replied in over an hour long session. While giving his answers, he touched upon various initiatives and goals like ensuring transparency in governance, the Swachh Bharat mission, India’s foreign policy, and more. A major highlight of the session was his strong message against the recent incidence of violence by the so-called ‘Gau Rakshaks’. He strongly rebuked the idea of wearing a ‘Gau Rakshak’ mantle and thereby indulging in unbridled violence in its name while engaging in anti-social activities away from the public eye. PM Modi went on to say, “Cows mostly die of eating plastic bags. These cow protectors should urge people not to throw plastic on roads, this will be a big service”.

Earlier today, IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the event which will see participation of various ministers and senior government officials in its various sessions.

(With inputs from PTI)