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PM Modi to attend first of its kind Townhall, citizens to get a chance to directly interact with the PM
PM Modi to launch new MyGov initiatives, distribute prizes to winners of MyGov contests
MyGov Townhall: Citizens to interact one-on-one with senior Govt officials, give suggestions on various on-ground & digital activities

MyGov,the Government of India’s citizen engagement platform, launched on 26th July 2014 by the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, celebrates the spirit of volunteerism and participative governance. True to the vision of the Prime Minister, MyGov has taken the idea of technology-assisted Jan Bhagidari in all spheres of governance to new heights.

MyGov is organizing a Town-hall on Saturday, 6th August, 2016 at the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex, New Delhi from 09:30 am onwards. The concluding session of the day-long event will be graced by the Hon’ble Prime Minister.

The event will feature multiple panel discussions and the first-ever Townhall to be addressed by Hon’ble Prime Minister himself.

In keeping with the “Do, Discuss, Disseminate” spirit of MyGov, this event will comprise multiple sessions to present and discuss various ideas. The first session – ‘Do’ will cover Design Contests, Innovation Contests, eGreetings Contests, Volunteering, Poll and Survey functionalities of MyGov. MyGov is inviting some of the most creative contributors from across the country for an interactive discussion between them and senior officials representing Ministries who have organised a number of contests to invite ideas about contests and how they can be made more engaging.

The second session – ‘Discuss’ will see government officials from different departments seated alongside prominent MyGov contributors for an interactive discussion for brainstorming ideas and sharing their experiences.

The third session will invite fresh ideas for improving user-experience, introducing new features, and engaging a larger user-base. The panel for this session will comprise of social media representatives, MyGov users, members of Parliament who have contributed on MyGov, and senior officers from MEIT and NIC.

The fourth session will be cover the Disseminate theme, and will focus on the #TransformingIndia website (www.transformingindia.mygov.in), eSampark portal and MyGov LIVE Events (Talks) as the primary method of structured government communication with citizens. This session with comprise some prominent media personalities, and senior ministers in the Union Government.

The event will culminate with a Townhall event with the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. This is the first of its kind Town-hall being addressed by the Prime Minister, and will include launch of new MyGov initiatives and distribution of prizes to winners of MyGov contests - Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat, Duties of a Citizen, Governance Quiz and India-Africa Quiz.

In a first of its kind initiative, citizens from various corners of the country will also get the opportunity to interact with the Prime Minister.

This will be first time that the citizens will be able to interact one-on-one with senior Government officials and give their suggestions on various on-ground and digital activities run by the Government. They will be a part of the discussion panel and provide inputs for policies initiated by Government of India. The event will portray Jan Bhagidari in its true sense and will be streamed live on various social media channels and mobile apps.

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Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Costa launch unique Start-up portal
June 24, 2017
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Prime Minister Modi and Prime Minister Costa today launched a unique startup Portal - the India-Portugal International StartUp Hub (IPISH) - in Lisbon.

This is a platform initiated by Startup India and supported by Commerce & Industry Ministry and Startup Portugal to create a mutually supportive entrepreneurial partnership.

IPISH hosts a range of tools and will provide information on the start-up hotspots of Bangalore, Delhi and Lisbon; and on associated subjects, such as policy, taxation, and visa options. It will develop a Go-To-Market Guide to support start-ups.

IPISH is expected to help in mutual capacity building, and enable connections between start-ups, investors, and incubators from relevant sectors. It is also expected to establish a network of honorary ambassadors based in India and Portugal to guide start-ups from both countries.

Background:

There are strong complementarities between India and Portugal in the start-up sector. Portugal has one of the highest rates of business creation in Europe and has emerged as one of the most vibrant European eco-systems for entrepreneurship. Lisbon is hosting the Web Summit - a key annual international technology conference - for 3 years from 2016 onwards. The last Web Summit had 700 participants from India, and the number is expected to go up further this year. The governments of both India and Portugal are focusing on promoting Start-ups.