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Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his inspiring speech at Madison Square Garden (MSG) on Sunday let out all the energy he couldn’t in the last 10 years. Many people ridiculed Modi’s speech at United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) as not realistic and too idealist, but am sure they wouldn’t say the same after hearing him charm the full house at MSG and people all over the world. Narendra Modi spoke on several topics in his 70-minute speech; from mouse charmers to electoral victory, mocking media to showcasing India’s potential, from coining DDD (Democracy, Demographic, Demand) to sharing India’s rich history, from Pradhanmantri Jan Dhan Yojana to Make in India and Clean Ganga Campaign; Modi’s speech had it all. Also Read - PM Modi Launches 7 New State-Run Defence Companies, Says They Will Become a Global Brand

The highlighting bit of the event was when Narendra Modi talked about MyGov.in. It is a government portal which gives voice to every citizen in any corner of India and world who wants to contribute in the good governance. MyGov provides an equal opportunity where people across the border lines participate and present their ideas and stand a real chance to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself. Also Read - With Focus on Infrastructure Development, PM Modi to Launch GatiShakti National Master Plan Today | Key Points

Narendra Modi urged the Indian-American community, who were present in large numbers, to actively participate and contribute towards it as their ideas will be discussed and worked upon too. We did a bit of research on MyGov and here is what we found out:

1. MyGov.in is mainly distributed into two parts – ‘Discuss and Do’

2. MyGov.in is focussed on six main issues as of now- Girl Child Education, Clean India, Skilled India, Digital India, Clean Ganga, and Job Creation

3. There is a daily cap of registrations on MyGov.in; when the limited registrations are done for the day the portal will tell you to come and sign up next day.

4. MyGov.in is hosted and managed by several government institutions which give it solidity. National Informatics Centre (NIC), Dept. of Electronics & IT (DoEIT), Ministry of Communications & IT are all part of the initiative.

5. Secretary of DOEIT, RS Sharma, has said that the government plans to develop a mobile app for MyGov.in portal as it will attract even more participation.

6. Users of MyGov.in will earn credit points with their active participation on. The more the credit points, the more a user stands a chance to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi in person and present his idea. *Quite Cool, eh?*

7. MyGov.in has not limited itself to mere discussions. People can also upload documents, case studies, pictures, and videos which will be monitored by NIC.

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There’s a lot to explore on MyGov.in once a user lands on the homepage. The portal is first-of-its-kind initiative by the government after independence. It provides an opportunity to common man to actively participate in the governance, which the government promised in election campaign ‘Minimum Government, Maximum Governance’. Below are the main aspects of MyGov.in, in detail:

1. Discuss

The ‘Discuss’ section on MyGov.in enables mass participation among people across the country. To discuss, one needs to join a group and can join four groups at a time. Once you log in, one can share opinions on the already initiated topics in the group and can also put forward their ideas. One can also upload documents, pictures, and videos.

2. Do

The real essence of one’s contribution in an activity is by participating and getting directly involved in. As per your skills, citizens can volunteer in doing the tasks discussed in forums. One can find little tasks as per their likings and can do their bit by contributing towards it. Users will earn credits if they complete the chosen task and upload the concerned documents, presentation, video etc. before the closing date. More credits, more chances to meet PM.

3. Creative Corner

MyGov.in also offers opportunity to those who are brighter on the creativity side. To make the participation more joyous and actively, the portal also organises several creative contests online. Recently there was a competition in which the name, logo and tagline for the financial inclusion programme. The latest contest was to compose a song to capture the essence of ‘Swachh Bharat Initiative’.

4. Blogs

It is not your regular blogging. Blogs at MyGov.in summarise the thoughts and ideas discussed in the groups. One can go through the blogs to know the initiatives and work plans of each group. Latest news pertaining to winners, campaigns and contests are found in this section.

5. Open Forum

Every member on MyGov.in is automatically a member of the open forum. The open forum discusses issues of national importance. It is a one stop destination to interact with fellow citizens and to share your thoughts and ideas. Discussions in the open forum see larger participation and topics find their space according to their importance.

To put it in a nutshell, MyGov.in is that platform which makes you feel that you are a part of government and the government you have elected is yours. The portal’s tagline says that ‘my platform, my government’. If it strikes the right chord with the citizens in India and Indians round the globe, the one-of-its-kind portal will see the sharpest and creative minds taking active participation in governance. Being launched on July 26, after Modi government completed 60 in office, MyGov.in is a step in right direction to unleash the hidden potential.

To know more about MyGov.in view the video below: