In a rerun from last year, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked people for topics to incorporate in the speech he will deliver from the ramparts of the Red Fort on Independence Day. Those interested have been given a number of ways through which they can reach PM Modi and get him to speak on the topics dear to them on Aug. 15.
All of these avenues have been listed on a specific page of the MyGov website, and are also being propagated through the MyGov app, besides the Narendra Modi app. Modi himself had mentioned this step on various occasions, including on one edition of the "Mann Ki Baat" programme.
The website says: "[The] Independence Day Speech from the ramparts of the Red Fort is perhaps the most important speech of the year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has set the trend of directly seeking ideas and suggestions from citizens for formulating his Independence Day Speech."
It added: "Like last year, this year too the Prime Minister invites citizens to contribute their views, their ideas, their suggestions, indeed their own vision."
It went on to add: "You can contribute on either the MyGov Open Forum or the Narendra Modi site and mobile app. All you have to do is to click on the respective icons and have your say. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself will articulate them."
The best of the responses are expected to be incorporated into Modi's Independence Day 2016 address from the Red Fort, which will be his third as prime minister.
Watch and hear Modi asking for suggestions from the common man on topics on which to speak on Independence Day: