PM Modi launches ‘Main Nahi Hum’: Know about the portal that will ‘transform’ society


Publised on: 27 - 10 -2018

While unveiling the Centre’s touted programme ‘Main Nahi Hum’ on Wednesday, Prime Minister batted for a “tax-plus one” system – wherein citizens give a little extra to the society, over and above taxes. Over 80 companies, including TCS, Google, Mindtree, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Wipro, have already partnered the government for voluntary work related to social services.
What is ‘Main Nahi Hum’?

  • The self4society.mygov.in’ — named as ‘Main Nahi Hum’ – portal will act as a platform for companies to contribute their technology, skills and HR resources towards various social causes, including financial literacy, financial inclusion, small business enablement, and Swachh Bharat. Modi said volunteering efforts by the tech companies could bring about transformation in various sectors, including agriculture. He called on youngsters to venture out and work for the welfare of farmers.
  • Over 80 companies, including TCS, Google, Mindtree, Tech Mahindra, Infosys, Wipro, have already partnered the government for voluntary work related to social services. The Prime Minister said the future lies in technology which should be used to develop solutions for issues facing the world’s fastest growing economy.
  • During the event in the national capital, IT companies like Tata Consultancy Services, Cognizant, Tech Mahindra and Mindtree showcased the social transformation efforts they have undertaken and pledged to support the newly launched ‘self4society’ initiative.
  • Industry leaders such as Sudha Murty, chairperson of Infosys Foundation, and Anand Mahindra, chairman of Mahindra Group, participated in the discussion. Mahindra said he pledges the group’s support towards the initiative and will immediately join it. Others present during the town hall included Tech Mahindra CEO CP Gurnani, Nasscom president Debjani Ghosh, first CEO of TCS FC Kohli and Snapdeal co-founder Kunal Bahl.
  • Earlier this month, union minister for electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad held a meeting with IT industry executives at which the issue of pooling expertise for various social initiatives was discussed. Prasad had stressed that the IT sector needed to work toward coordinated CSR efforts on a common platform to help with uplift in backward districts and social inclusion.