Vodafone’s Caring Initiative for Maharashtra’s Warkaris

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PUNE: Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers, today announced a unique initiative to help lakhs of pilgrims undertaking the annual padayatra from Dehu to Pandharpur. Starting from Saswad, Vodafone has deployed two ‘Vodafone Mobile Trucks’ that will travel with the Warkaris all through their journey to Pandharpur to help them remain connected.

Vodafone CSRThe ‘Vodafone Mobile Trucks’are equipped with mobile phone charging points, recharge vouchers and free calling facilities to help the Warkaris stayin touch with their loved ones throughout the duration of their arduous trek.

The Warkaris will be able to make use of the facilities at all halting points of the Palkhi between Saswad to Pandharpur. The Yatra will end at Pandharpur on 19th July.

Understanding the needs of devotees of Lord Vitthala and the enormous interest that the annual Pandharpuryatra invokes amongst followers across Maharashtra & Goa circle, Vodafone has also launched a special VAS offering.

As a part of this VAS offering, customers can listen to bhajans dedicated to Lord Vitthala, view a virtual aaratiof the Lord at the revered Pandharpur temple, knowabout the history behind the Pandharpuryatra and the traditions of the Warkaris. The service can be availed for INR 1/min. Vodafone pre-paid and post-paid customers in Maharashtra & Goa can call 56789 to know more about this service offering.

Speaking about the initiative Ishmeet Singh, Business Head – Maharashtra & Goa, Vodafone India said,“At Vodafone, we like to stay closely aligned with customer requirements and constantly work to add value for our customers. With the ‘Vodafone Mobile Trucks’initiative, we aim to help Warkaris remain connected with their family and friends. The Warkaris can depend upon Vodafone’s reliable network to help them keep connected throughout the 15 day journey.  We hope that this initiative will help in enhancing the spiritual experience of the Warkaris.”

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