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PM Modi to interact with nation in first-ever ‘town hall’ today

India TV Politics Desk New Delhi 06 Aug 2016, 11:17:43 AM IST
India TV Politics Desk

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will today interact with the nation at an indoor stadium in the capital, in a first-ever ‘town hall’ by an Indian PM.

Today’s ‘town hall’ will have panel discussions and an exclusive ‘live-talk’ between the Prime Minister and selected citizens from various locations.

The event also 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.

MyGov was launched by PM Modi in July 2014 to provide opportunity to the people to participate in multiple theme-based discussions and share their thoughts or ideas for good governance.

The event will portray “Jan Bhagidari” in its true sense and will be streamed live on various social media channels and mobile apps, a government official said.

MyGov has 35.2 lakh registered members. The platform has several groups like Clean Ganga, Girl Child Education, Digital India, Food Security and Healthy India.

‘Town hall’ is a concept commonly used in the West among politicians as well as CEOs to interact with people directly.

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.