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Aug 3, 2012

Airtel launches Live Aarti from sacred Jyotirlinga of Somnath for its mobile customers

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Ahmedabad, 3rd August 2012: Bharti Airtel, a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa, today announced the availability of Live Aarti from sacred Jyotirlinga of Somnath. This unique service will allow Airtel mobile customers to tune into a real-time audio feed of the aarti during the ongoing month of Shraavan and experience this divine ritual sitting anywhere. Additionally, Airtel mobile customers traveling to Somnath temple during the Shraavan season can enjoy seamless network connectivity and stay in touch with friends and family throughout their holy journey.

Commenting on the auspicious launch Mr. Anant Arora (CEO - Gujarat, Bharti Airtel) said, “At Airtel, it is our constant endeavour to provide our customers with services that are innovative, affordable and relevant to them. As part of this, we offer a host of services including the category of ‘faith’ – which allows devotees to stay close to their chosen divinity. In continuation with this, we are delighted to launch Live Aarti from the sacred Somnath Jyotirlinga. We are confident that our customers will see great value from subscribing to this service during the ongoing month of Shraavan and enjoy the aarti blessings from the comfort of their homes.” Airtel also offers similar LIVE audio feeds for its customers from several major shrines of India including Sai Baba, Shirdi, Tirupati Balaji Temple, Haaji Aliand Bangla Saheb.

As one of the leading network service providers in India, Airtel also offer its customers a robust network experience across Somnath. “We at Airtel are committed to delivering a solid and seamless network experience. As a result, devotees on Airtel network traveling to Somnath temple will enjoy an uninterrupted service experience (including on all major highways and roads), thus allowing them to stay in touch with close ones throughout their journey”, added Mr. Arora.

To enjoy Live Aarti from Somnath without travelling or waiting in queues, Airtel mobile customers can dial 55230 and subscribe to unlimited audio feed of the prayers upon an initial registration cost of Rs. 5 and daily charge of Rs. 3. Recasts of earlier prayers will also be available for subscribers to enjoy.

The Somnath Temple is the first of the twelve Jyotirlinga shrines of the God Shiva and is located in the Prabhas Kshetra near Veraval in Saurashtra, which is located on the western coast of Gujarat, India.

About Bharti Airtel Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading integrated telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 5 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company's product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G services, fixed line, high speed broadband through DSL, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G mobile services. Bharti Airtel had over 257 million customers across its operations at the end of June 2012. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com


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