Modi to felicitate ‘Team Sanskrit’ that developed PMO app ‘MyGov’
New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with Google executives on Saturday will felicitate the team that developed the PMO app called “MyGov.”
Modi will launch the new PMO app at a function organised by MyGov in the capital. The app would correspond to the website of the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO).
Raghav Sarin, Gyan Lakhwani, Prajwal Seth, Preet S. Khalsa, Naman Dwivedi and Pranav Sethi who are part of the “Team Sanskrit” will also visit Google headquarters in Mountain View, California, where they will interact with Google’s engineering and Android teams, the company said in a statement.
“The launch of the PMO App is an important milestone in the journey of government-citizen engagement. Google played the role of a catalyst for the app development contest, where everything from sourcing of ideas and functionalities to wireframe design to App development was crowdsourced using MyGov platform,” said Gaurav Dwivedi, CEO, MyGov.
The app will give citizens access to critical information about the government’s flagship programmes in 10 Indian languages.
In addition, the app will provide an overview of the Prime Minister’s major initiatives, news and social media updates and enable people to make a donation to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund.
MyGov was initially launched by Modi in July 2014 to provide opportunity to the people to participate in multiple theme-based discussions and share their thoughts.
MyGov has 3.52 million registered members, 1,82,000 submissions in 491 tasks and 3.40 million comments in 590 discussion themes.