On April 28, 2020, Short video application (app) VMate joined hands with the Government’s citizen engagement platform MyGov to support the Central Government efforts against the spread of Coronavirus pandemic.Key Points:
i.MyGovIndia has been launched on VMate to provide the official information related to the novel virus outbreak and the efforts being made to control its impact.
ii.So, VMate users can now get first-hand, real-time information from the Government on various announcements made in the wake of COVID-19 and the lockdown triggered by it. It is also equipped to stream live speeches.
iii.On Sunday (April 26, 2020), the 64th edition of Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi’s monthly radio program ‘Mann Ki Batt’ was streamed live through the MyGovIndia profile on VMate.
iv.The first video posted on the profile talks about Aarogya Setu, a mobile application developed by the Government of India (GOI) to connect essential health services with the people in the combined fight against COVID-19.
v.The app also contains information regarding risks, best practices, and relevant advisories about the virus outbreak. The video suggests that anyone can make masks at home and the procedure about the same can be obtained through the Aarogya Setu app.
vi.VMate Associate Director Nisha Pokhriyal, through our association with GovIndia, we are making sure that VMate users in the remotest parts of the country get benefitted.
vii.Before the launch of the MyGovIndia profile, VMate had launched a profile titled ‘Myth Buster’, which furnished WHO (World Health Organization)- sourced information related to the pandemic in an interactive and animated format.
About MyGov platform:
The MyGov citizen engagement platform was launched by PM Narendra Modi in 2014. It aims at promoting citizen participation in governance and developmental activities undertaken by the government, thereby crowd sourcing governance ideas from citizens.