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Centre plans show at India Gate to mark 2nd anniv of Modi government

PTI 26 Apr 2016, 23:41:42 PM IST

New Delhi: To mark the second anniversary of the Modi dispensation, the Centre is planning to organise an eight-hour show -- 'Zara Muskura Do' -- at the India Gate here on May 26, highlighting its achievements and successes through films and panel discussions. 

According to official sources, a leading Bollywood personality, most likely Amitabh Bachchan, could be the host of the show which will be beamed across the country by Doordarshan. 

Various schemes and programmes, particularly Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, Digital India and Rural Electrification, will be highlighted during the show. 

The government has formed a panel of ministers, headed by Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu and comprising Union ministers Nitin Gadkari, Piyush Goyal and Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore, to supervise preparations for the show. 

The panel has been holding discussions regarding the government schemes which need to be highlighted. 

Last year, the Modi government had celebrated its first year in office with a tagline 'Saal Ek, Shuruaat Anek'. 

The Information and Broadcasting Ministry has also asked other ministries to provide details of their achievements.