Digital democracy is the essence of India, says Ravi Shankar Prasad


Union information and technology minister Ravi Shankar Prasad alleged on Saturday that, "digital democracy is the essence of India and MyGovIndia is the biggest platform that showcases it."

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"In two years, MyGovIndia has become an example of participative democracy through digital medium," the IT minister said at the event.

"We could have very easily celebrated the two years of the NDA government at a hotel, but PM Modi asked us to visit different parts of the country and interact with people. We have to remain connected digitally and personally," Prasad said.

Two years ago, MyGov initiative was unveiled by Modi government for its citizens to interact with the government.

"Those who think for the country and work for its development have been given a platform to participate," Prasad said, addressing the inaugural session of "The Spirit of Participatory Democracy with MyGov".

"I would like MyGovIndia to become a platform to showcase achievements of those common people who don't get space on TV," he said.

Prime Minister Modi will address around 2,000 people today in first-ever Town Hall-style programme which will take place in Delhi. The audience has been choosen from among the ordinary users of MyGov platform.

In July 2014, MyGov portal was launched by Modi government that provided citizens the chance to contribute in multiple theme-based discussions.

Currently, the portal has several groups like Clean Ganga, Girl Child Education, Digital India, Food Security and Healthy India.

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