Ashish Chandra, Vodafone India and Mr. Sushil Kadam, Senior Police Inspector at the flag off ceremony of road safety awareness drive by Women Employees of Vodafone India

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  • Road Safety Awareness Drive led by Vodafone Women employees
  • Sensitising motorists and pedestrians about road safety
  • Distributed Pocket Card highlighting the 8 ASRs (Absolute Safety Rules)

Pune, March 07, 2016: International Women’s Day celebrates the spirit of womanhood, their strength, valour and their accomplishments. On the eve of International Women’s Day, Vodafone India, one of India’s leading telecom service providers decided to step away from the clichéd celebrations and joined hands with Pune Traffic Police to organize a Road Safety Awareness Drive headed by the women employees of Vodafone.

Six teams comprising of five women employees each fanned out across Pune city to promote road safety awareness among the motorists and pedestrians. The teams covered the important road and traffic junctions of Pune city to emphasize on safety aspects. The six teams carried placards on the 8 ASR’s (Absolute Safety Rules) and distributed Pocket Cards containing the salient features of 8 ASR’s among the motorists and pedestrians.

The awareness drive was flagged off by Ashish Chandra, Business Head- Maharashtra and Goa, Vodafone India along with Mr. Sushil Kadam, Senior Police Inspector and Ms. Rupali Kulthe, Police Sub Inspector from the Vodafone Office in Wakdewadi and covered locations such as JM Road, Deccan, Alka Chowk, Tilak Road, Station Road and Karve Road/Kothrud.

Speaking on the occasion, Ashish Chandra, Business Head- Maharashtra and Goa, Vodafone India said, “We at Vodafone believe women are incredibly influential and are equipped with the power to bring about a positive change in the society.  Road safety is an issue that can impact everyone and women with their multifaceted personality can play a very important role in creating awareness and sensitising the society. As a people-centric organisation, Vodafone India is at the forefront of undertaking initiatives which contribute to the betterment of the society. International Women’s Day gives us an ideal platform to gather the collective strength of our women employees in spreading an important message on road safety. I would like to wish every woman a very Happy Women’s Day. I would also take this opportunity to thank the Pune Traffic Police for their continued support in our joint efforts for making Pune roads safe for all.”

 Women employees of Vodafone India interacting with commuters to spread the message of road safety on the occasion of International Women's Day..1
Women employees of Vodafone India interacting with commuters to spread the message of road safety on the occasion of International Women’s Day..1

Vodafone India is one of the pioneers in the service sector to observe the HSW (Health Safety and Wellness) Policy. The goal of HSW programs is to foster a safe work environment for employees, associates, customers, partners, contractors, visitors and member of public. The Company’s HSW (Health, Safety and Well being) policies for employees are amongst the best in the industry. Absolutes Safety rules (ASR) have been developed for health & safety. These ASR rules are not only for health & safety at work place but also to be implemented at home. Vodafone is also taking steps to ensure that citizens are made aware of the need to practise greater safety while driving.

About Vodafone India

Vodafone India is a 100% fully owned subsidiary of the Vodafone Group Plc. with operations across the country serving over 194 million customers (over 100 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 is one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies and provides a range of services including voice, messaging, data and fixed communications. Vodafone has mobile operations in 26 countries, partners with mobile networks in 57 more, and has fixed broadband operations in 17 markets. As of 31st December 2015, Vodafone had 461 million mobile customers and 12.9 million fixed broadband customers.. For more information, please visit: www.vodafone.com.