GUWAHATI, Aug 11 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal attended MyGov Assam, an interactive programme organised by MyGov Assam in association with MyGov India at the Assam Administrative Staff College on Friday.
Fridays at MyGov, an initiative of MyGov India, aims at facilitating a free and constructive exchange of ideas between the decision-makers, stakeholders and experts from various sectors.
The event was also attended by the Chief Executive Officer of MyGov India Arbind Gupta; Science & Information Technology Minister Keshab Mahanta; Additional Chief Secretaries Ravi Capoor and VS Bhaskar, along with other dignitaries. Also present at the event were the participants and beneficiaries of MyGov Assam across diverse sectors such as agriculture, entrepreneurship, women empowerment, environment, etc.
Addressing the gathering, Chief Minister Sonowal said that MyGov Assam is a platform that facilitates association between citizens and government. It promotes innovation, creative thinking and efficiency. In order to build up a vibrant society, technology has a vital role to play. To discover Assam, the digital platform of MyGov Assam must be utilised fully, as it is a people�s platform, the Chief Minister said.
He also said that it is working towards creating a people�s democracy to make every citizen a stakeholder of the government. He emphasised the importance of people�s participation in taking the State along the path of development.
Delivering the keynote address, MyGov India CEO Gupta talked about the significance of MyGov platform and that of Digital India. He also highlighted how the digital initiatives can be utilised to serve all purposes, in contemporary times. He was also the moderator for the interactive session.
Science & IT Minister Mahanta also talked about the importance of MyGov in development of the State and mentioned the upcoming �Tech City� in the State.
The event saw a vibrant and rigorous interactive session involving the participants and the government authorities, where the participants put forward their views, suggestions and queries which were directly addressed by the dignitaries present at the event, including the Chief Minister.