Vi (Vodafone Idea) today announced that it had become the first telecom operator to bring connectivity to Parapatta in Kozhikode to enable online education for children. Alex Thomas, Kodenchery Grama Panchayat President commissioned a Vi telecom site. The new telecom site will enable access to online education for the students from the village.
Vi in a media statement said that young students from Parapatta had asked for mobile data connectivity in their town to enable online classes as the village was not serviced by any telecom service provider. Vi swung into action to get the necessary permissions for setting up a telecom tower in Parapatta Village becoming the first to service this area.
Vi team in Kerala was moved by the video of a young girl speaking on behalf of around 150 students staying in Parapatta, Kodenchery Grama Panchayat, in Kozhikode district.
The young girl has put out a plea for early intervention and attention from local authorities to help facilitate network connectivity to enable online classes for the children. Vi’s telecom site in the Panchayat went live today and officially commissioned by the Kodenchery Grama Panchayat President Alex Thomas.
S. Murali, Cluster Business Head, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, Vodafone Idea Limited, said, “As Kerala’s largest and fastest 4G telecom service provider serving over 1.6 Cr. customers across the length and breadth of the state, Vi is committed to provide the finest voice and data services to enable our customers to get more, do more and stay ahead in life. It is a matter of pride for Vi to be an enabler in the academic pursuit of these young students from Parapatta. I would like to thank the Kozhikode district authorities for their support in fast tracking the necessary processes for commissioning the telecom tower within the shortest time period.”