Vodafone Happy Cards With RFID Technology & Mysuru Police Keep Children Protected At Mysuru Dasara


Vodafone has established a partnership with Mysuru City Police to provide Vodafone Happy Cards with RFID technology. The main purpose of the initiative is to keep children protected during the ongoing Mysuru Dasara celebrations. Moreover, the introduction of Vodafone Happy Cards will ensure safe and worry-free Navaratri festival for tourists visiting the Mysuru Palace during Dasara 2018.

According to company sources, all children under 14 years of age are being protected with Vodafone Happy Cards (RFID radio-frequency identification) tags that are hung on their neck at any of the three entry points to the Mysuru Palace.

The main purpose of this initiative is to ensure that their movements and location remain tracked till the time they return to the entry/exit point. Moreover, Vodafone is committed to achieving the highest standards of health, safety, and well-being in and around the communities that it operates. With the influx of tens of lakhs of visitors to the city, it is essential to prevent incidents of children getting lost during the annual Mysuru Dasara festivities.

Vodafone Happy Cards

If you are traveling with children under 14 years of age, you are requested to visit the Mysuru State Police/ Vodafone tents at any of the three entry/exit points to the Mysuru Palace to avail this service. After the completion of the registration formalities, each child will be provided with a Vodafone Happy Card (RFID tag) mapped to the child’s name, guardian’s name, contact number and relevant details.

If a child with a Vodafone Happy Card (RFID tag) is separated from his/her family, police officials finding the child take him/her to the control centre where the Vodafone Happy card (RFID) reader scans the Vodafone happy card (RFID) tag.

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The whereabouts of the child are immediately passed on to the mobile number registered in the card. Hence, the Vodafone Happy Card (RFID) tag significantly simplifies monitoring the movements of young visitors to the palace and facilitates a quick reunion with their dear ones. The only point to note is that the Vodafone Happy Card (RFID) tag remains hung on the neck to track the movement of the children by the Mysuru Police force.

Commenting on the development, Arvind Nevatia, Business Head – Karnataka, Vodafone Idea disclosed that the company is deploying the RFID technology to benefit the masses visiting the Grand Palace of the Wodeyar Kings. Vodafone is proud to associate with the Mysuru City Police force for this initiative and seel the support of all citizens and visitors to make this endeavor to keep your children protected, a success.

Vodafone RFID technology tags for young visitors to Mysuru Palace will continue to be offered all through Navaratri, concluding with Dasara on October 19, 2018.

Anand Narayanaswamy is the editor-in-chief of Netans. He was recognized as a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for 9 years (2002 to 2011) and again as a Microsoft MVP in Surface under Windows and Devices in January 2024. He worked as a Chief Technical Editor with ASPAlliance and was part of ASPInsider program. Anand has published several articles and reviews related to various software and hardware products for various software and technology related websites. He is also active on social media and also participates as an Influencer for various brands. Anand can be reached at admin@netans.com

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