New Delhi, 26th November 2015, DataWind Inc. (TSX: DW), DataWind has been honoured for the Most affordable tablets for Educational Institutions Award at the Digital Edge ICT Conclave on Education in New Delhi, for its high technology economical tablet range.The award was received by Mr. Harshdeep Kohli, Vice President, Call Center Operations India Region, Datawind Ltd. on behalf of DataWind.
Present on the occasion at Digital Edge ICT Conclave were Ms. Neeta Verma, Deputy Director General and Head, Data Centre & Web Service, NIC, DieTY, GOI, Mr. Dr. Ashwini Kumar Sharma, MD, NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology), DieTY, GOI; and Prof. Rajaram Sharma Joint Director, CIET (Central Institute of Education Technology), NCERT.
Speaking on receiving the award, DataWind’s CEO, Suneet Singh Tuli said, “We are delighted on receiving this prominent award. With our technology driven cost effective educational Tablets devices, we endeavour to upgrade the educational system of our country and make it more technology-driven and education friendly.”
As scores of participants representing various schools, colleges and universities converged at the event, the function was a great platform for DataWind to connect with all the participants and communicate its ideas for improving the education system of India.
Mr. Tuli further added “The enormous demand for our products helps validate our focus on affordability and connectivity. Unlike many in this industry that are focused on providing media tablets to the elite, our focus is to enable Indians with their first computer at an affordable price.
Receiving this award is a great validation of our vision, giving us the boost to persevere against significant odds in our mission to democratize technology by making it affordable for billions around the world.”
The DataWind Ubi Slate tablet computers and smartphones incorporate the most powerful technology allows fastest internet access on the remotest locations of India’s mobile networks. DataWind as an organisation focused on connecting the forgotten billions. DataWind believes the right combination of affordable technology with internet access at low rates can sow the seeds of a much profound and deeper change across education and empowering the youth of India.
DataWind is a leader in low-cost Internet connectivity for emerging markets. DataWind’s mission is to bring the Internet, which has the ability to create tremendous social and economic benefits, to billions of unconnected people in the developing world. The Company’s Internet Delivery Platform offers a low-cost Internet browsing solution by bundling an affordable tablet device with an inexpensive, prepaid, Internet service plan. DataWind has been named to MIT Technology Review’s 2014 annual list of 50 Smartest Companies, and by Forbes Magazine among its annual Impact 15 list of innovators. Headquartered in Mississauga, Canada, DataWind has offices in London, UK; Mississauga, Canada, Amritsar and New Delhi, India.