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PM Modi launches PMO app at Townhall, interacts with people

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 6 Aug 2016 12:43 PM GMT

PM Modi launches PMO app at Townhall, interacts with people
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New Delhi: Enabling citizens to connect with his official website, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday launched PMO mobile application during the town-hall meet at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in the national capital.

It may be noted that the meeting is country’s first ever ‘Townhall’ style event which has been organised by MyGov – a website to build amity between the government and the citizens – to mark the occasion of its second anniversary.

“First of all, I want to thank all the subscribers of MyGov for being a part of it. Furthermore, I want to say that people think the Indian democracy is about giving a five-year contract to political parties. Had the chosen party failed to meet the people’s expectations, the next-term contract would be ultimately awarded to another. Is democracy only about choosing a government? In fact, it requires continuous involvement and participation of the people to build a strong democracy. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan its epitome,” said the Premier while starting his address at the event.

What happened at the event (in sequence):

  • PM Modi met people who shared their views in ‘Mann Ki Baat’ programme.
  • He distributed prizes to the winners of various contests held on ‘MyGov’.
  • He launched MyGov mobile application and met the students who created it.
  • Voicing their thoughts, the nationals participated in the event through recorded video clips.
  • Modi said participative democracy is essentially required for good governance.
  • He said good governance and development should always go hand in hand.
  • He said the Prime Minister was the first to be questioned every time something went wrong in any part of the country.
  • He said our country had turned out to be the fastest growing economies during his rule.
  • He said optimal utilisation of human and natural resources would definitely boost the country’s economy.
  • He said to get the country was required to achieve more than eight per cent growth in 30 years to become unbreakably strong.
  • PM Modi said the country’s manufacturers should aim at global markets as it would help the national economy to grow.
  • Speaking on health related issues, he said we must focus on preventive healthcare and most importantly consume pure water.
  • He said we should not just insure but assure our health.
  • He said the agriculture sector is Indian economy’s strength.
  • When asked why only smart cities and not villages, the premiere said 300+ regions had been identified in the mission and the neighbouring villagers could go there for quality education, health services as well as digital needs.
  • Reminding about the Handloom Day (August 7), PM Modi said the weavers as well as the Indian economy would be helped a lot if the citizens would decide to purchase even five per cent of their clothes from Handloom.
  • “Khadi for nation and Khadi for fashion should be every Indian’s motto,” said the PM.
  • “The country’s strength lies in its diversity,” said PM Modi and added, “we just need to focus on what we have and the others don’t and can definitely impress the world with diversity”.
  • The PM said even after facing discrimination in India, Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar received a position, respect and everything abroad but he chose to remain in the country and work for it. That was really inspiring.
  • “We need to accept and understand criticism. That is empowerment,” said Modi.
  • The PM ended by saying, “MyGov can unite crores of people. Thank you”.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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