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As it happened: PM Modi slams gaurakshaks at Townhall, says 'I am outraged'

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the audience at the second anniversary of MyGov, the government’s citizen-engagement platform.

FP Staff August 06, 2016 17:11:42 IST
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As it happened: PM Modi slams gaurakshaks at Townhall, says 'I am outraged'

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PM Modi ends his address at townhall and thanks everyone for participating.

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Baba Sahab Ambedkar should be an inspiration for everyone. Mahatma Gandhi, Sardar Vallabhai Patel and infinite others have sacrificed something for the nation, says Modi.

Aug 06, 2016 - 18:34 (IST)

We have never seen our 'strengths' as 'strengths': Modi

The various attires of Indian communities are our specialty. We should focus on what we have and other nations don't. Tourism is also connected with peoples' attitude, says Modi. 

Aug 06, 2016 - 18:32 (IST)

Tourism has boosted because of government's initiatives: Modi

E-visas have helped boost tourism. We should use our tradition and culture to pull tourists, says Modi. 

Aug 06, 2016 - 18:30 (IST)

Our foreign policy is only about India first: Modi

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The Indian diaspora can help India's foreign policy: Modi

Everyone is connected to each other. The Indian diaspora has a power and a respect. The diaspora has become more proactive and assertive now. It can play a role in connecting India to the rest of the world, says Modi.

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We can transform lives of our poor by spending just 5% on khadi: Modi

Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Saturday inaugurated townhall to mark the two year anniversary of MyGov.in (the government’s citizen-engagement platform). It is being held at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi.

"The Prime Minister will talk about the concept of citizen engagement, MyGov, the response to this participative governance initiative and how he sees the platform evolving," MyGov Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Gaurav Dwivedi said. He said a process is already on to short-list those who will get to interact with Modi. "They would be selected from among the regular users of MyGov, based on their ideas, level of engagement, questions and suggestions," he added.

Modi calls himself Pradhan Sevak and that reflects the people centric change in governance, Prasad said during his inaugral address. "Those who think for the country and work for its development have been given a platform to participate. It's our effort to connect with people directly in governance of India. In last two years we have added 12 Cr mobile phones in India," he added.

Our PM believes that we need to be both digitally and physically present, Prasad said.

Swachh mobile app and Swachh helpline were launched by Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu. "MODI means making of developed India," he said.

The townhall address will also see launch of new MyGov initiatives and distribution of awards to winners of MyGov contests — Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Duties of a Citizen, Governance Quiz and India Africa Quiz.

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