Vodafone Launches Guide To Active Citizenship For Kolkata

Vodafone Essar, one of India’s leading GSM mobile service providers, in association with Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) and PUBLIC, has launched the Guide to Active Citizenship in its attempt to empower the citizens of Kolkata.

The Guide was unveiled by Kolkata Mayor Sovan Chatterjee, Sridhar Rao, CEO, Vodafone Essar East Ltd and Bonani Kakkar, President, PUBLIC (a non-governmental organization).

This guide is a ready reckoner to address most common civic issue faced by people of Kolkata in their day to day lives, claimed an official spokesperson. The guide answers fundamental questions concerning issues like sound pollution, illegally dumping garbage, food adulteration and street lights repairs etc. Subsequent to the launch, the guide will be made available to all Vodafone Stores and also be distributed along with the postpaid bills.

Speaking on the occasion, Sridhar Rao, Chief Executive Officer, Vodafone Essar East said, “The Guide to Active Citizenship is an endeavour to drive awareness on civic issues and consciously empower people to take action against any nuisance. It aims at encouraging citizens to actively participate in the upkeep of their own city.”

It will also be available at the PUBLIC site for everyone to read and download it. To Download the Guid just click here (pdf link).

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  • santu September 12, 2010 9:21 am

    @sandip
    OK. BUT TELL ME ONE THING, WHAT DO KOLKATANS NEED FIRSTLY? A BOAT WITH LIFE JACKETS HANGING IN PARK CIRCUS CROSSING WHERE FLOODS(/WATER LOGGING) HAPPEN SELDOM OR A BROCHURE HAVING ALL THE INFORMATION & PHONE NUMBERS OF KMC OFFICIAL WHOM YOU CAN DIRECTLY CONTACT IN YOUR NEEDS. AND MOREOVER IF YOUR WARD IS WATER-LOGGED, IT’S THE KMC PEOPLE WHO WILL RESCUE YOU NOT THE AIRCEL.

  • sandip September 12, 2010 6:59 am

    go to park circus crossing you will see a boat with life jackets hanging there by aircel @santu

  • tarun roy September 11, 2010 9:46 pm

    I have no idea what are the use of these kind of steps expect publicity.

  • AWARA September 11, 2010 7:48 pm

    Stupids Before They Commencing This Work They Must Have to Concentrate on Lowest Tariffs

  • santu September 11, 2010 5:52 pm

    Amit.g :
    @santu
    Tats y i have named him as bluff master

    Well said…….look how he changes his name from arjun.c to arjun to arjuncc306 & also his location(from ‘kolar’ to ‘anywhere in india’ & now he doesn’t have any location) but his character is always same. AIRCEL SHOULD KEEP HIM AS THEIR BRAND AMBASSADOR OR MEDIA SPOKESPERSON.

  • Amit.g September 11, 2010 5:35 pm

    @santu
    Tats y i have named him as bluff master :)

  • santu September 11, 2010 4:16 pm

    @arjuncc306
    Tell me what should else should have been done by vodafone to make people aware of their moral responsibilities? Should they go door to door? Tell me what vodafone can do if kolkatans don’t suffer from severe floods? Have you gone through the entire pdf attached? I’m sure you haven’t. So stop talking non- sense, go through the pdf & then comment. AND BY THE WAY I HAVEN’T SEEN ANY AIRCEL GUYS DOING ANY SOCIAL THINGS FOR KOLKATANS TILL DATE.

  • arjuncc306 September 11, 2010 2:49 pm

    IS THIS A KIND OF SOCIAL SERVICE? VODAFONE LEARN A LOT OF THINGS FROM AIRCEL WHO HELPS PEOPLE FROM FLOODS

  • santu September 11, 2010 10:56 am

    Gone thorough the brochure. Nice initiative. And also one thing is good, the biggies haven’t forgot their social responsibilities.