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VODAFONE INITIATIVES FOR A SAFE AND COLOURFUL SANKRANTI

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  • Will distribute Free protective band for the neck to stay safe from ‘manjha’ injuries
  • Vodafone stores help ,keeping city clean by exchanging torn kites with new ones

 

Jaipur/Kota, January 10, 2018: Makar Sankranti on 14th January 2018, heralds the advent of spring and the beginning of the Sun’s northward journey.  This week, Vodafone India will be conducting a Safe and Happy Sankranti campaign to urge the residents of Jaipur/Kota to stay safe from ‘Manjha injuries and keep the streets clean by disposing torn kites in bins.

The Safety awareness initiative will be conducted between 11th January and 13th January 2018, at major traffic signals in Jaipur (OTS Signal, Rambagh Signal, Vaisali-Sirsi-khatipura Signal, Sarougi Mansion, Ridhi Sidhi Signal) and Kota city (Antaghar, City mall, and Keshav pura), where Vodafone personnel will distribute Free protective band for necks to pedestrians and two wheeler riders.

As part of its commitment to support the Govt. of India’s “Swachh Bharat Abhiyan,” Vodafone will also urge residents to desist from littering and keep their city clean by disposing torn/used kites only in bins or walk into the nearest Vodafone store to exchange torn kites for new ones, free of cost.

Conveying his Uttarayan/Sankranti greetings to the residents of Rajasthan, Amit Bedi, Business Head – Rajasthan, Vodafone India, said, Makar Sankranti is a widely celebrated festival in Rajasthan and each year we have seen several people getting injured with ‘manjha’ cuts. The popular kite flying competitions tend to leave streets littered with torn, damaged kites. This year, Vodafone is working to ensure that people stay protected from ‘manjha’ bruises. We urge citizens to use the protective bands for neck that will be distributed free of cost at key traffic signals in Jaipur/Kota between 11th and 13th January, 2018. We also request citizens to maintain cleanliness by disposing used kites in bins. Alternately, they can walk into Vodafone stores in Jaipur/Kota to receive a brand new kite in exchange for damaged kites...”

About Vodafone India:

Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 210 million customers (over 114 million in rural areas). Commencing operations in 2007, Vodafone is today India’s largest foreign direct investor, with a robust, award winning business and committed for the long term. Vodafone Business Services serves the needs of enterprises and government by providing total telecommunications (Voice and Data) solutions across mobility and wireline platforms. Our mobile wallet, M-Pesa is a unique and innovative money transfer service from Vodafone that fosters financial inclusion.

 

Committed to optimizing the near ubiquitous reach of mobile telephony to address national developmental priorities, the Vodafone Foundation partners is actively engaged in community development initiatives especially in the domains of m-Women, m-Agriculture, m-Education and Disaster Relief. Building on its global experience and expertise, an outreach across India and offering a comprehensive portfolio of technologies- 2G, 3G & 4G, Vodafone is uniquely positioned to actualize the vision of Digital India

 

Globally, Vodafone Group is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone Group has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 48 more, and fixed broadband operations in 19 markets. As of 30 September 2017, Vodafone Group had 522.8 million mobile customers and 18.8 million fixed broadband customers, including India and all of the customers in Vodafone’s joint ventures and associates. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com

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