VNL invites PM Modi to assess Karenda Digital Village model plan

22 Mar,2017

By A Correspondent


A campaign created by Bang in the Middleshowcases the benefits and transformational power of connectivity. The second part of the campaign invites the Prime Minister to come and experience the #DigitalVillage


Mobile and broadband connectivity has the power to change the lives of poor and backward communities, and give them a brighter future. All of this is the promise of Karenda, a village in Rajasthan, that is bringing to life the PM’s vision of Digital India.


Working with BSNL, which provides backhaul and subscriber management, Vihaan Networks Limited (VNL), a Indian telecom equipment manufacturer, has provided mobile and wi-fi services here, using its sustainable WorldGSM technology, and extended them to two neighbouring villages, Bahadri and Phalsa, to create a cluster of Digital Villages with a combined population of 3590 persons and 587 households (2011 Census).


“Recently, telecom ministers and delegates from ASEAN, LATAM and African regions visited Karenda and experienced the Digital Village first hand. Most of them left with the vision of implementing our Digital Village solution in their countries,” said Shashwat Nagpal, Head – Marketing & Communication at VNL.


Added Prathap Suthan, CCO and Managing Partner, Bang in the Middle: “Karenda is a brilliant example of how life will can be changed and even transformed just by digital connectivity. For most of us city dwellers, the digital connectivity is taken for granted. It’s become a blind spot. But for Karenda, it is truly their way out of darkness. We want to help bring this power to every little corner of India and the world that needs to get digitally connected.”



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