Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received suggestions from the public for inclusion of topics in his Independence Day address. Most of the suggestions are about to cover education, cleanliness, environment, digitisation and girls’ literacy in the speech.
The suggestions have been made by the people in response to the Prime Minister’s invitation to them to share their ideas and inputs to be included in his Independence Day address, according to official sources.
During last Mann Ki Baat – a radio programme, Modi said, “On August 15, I get an opportunity to communicate with the country from the ramparts of the Red Fort. I am merely an instrument. It is not one single person who makes that address, but it is the collective voice of 1.25 billion of my countrymen that resounds from the Red Fort.”
It received an overwhelming response from the public. Through specially-created open forums “Narendra Modi App” and “MyGov” portal, thousands of comments and views are pouring in for the address, the sources said.
Over 6,000 comments were received on the Narendra Modi App while more than 2,000 suggestions were made on ‘MyGov’ portal, the sources revealed.
Modi, a believer in participative governance, regularly invites people to share their opinions and views on various subjects and incorporates people’s suggestions in his speeches.
This is the routine he has particularly followed with regard to his monthly “Mann Ki Baat” programme.