The number of mobile phone users in India reached
347 million at the end of 2008 (according to
data released by the Telecom Regulatory Authority
of India). In addition, more people in India
have access to mobile phones than landline telephones
or PCs, which makes mobile phones an extremely
powerful medium for communication in India.
The game "Copenhagen Challenge" combines
a serious issue with the fun of a classic detective
game. The preview of the "Copenhagen Challenge"
at Montfort School, Ashok Vihar, New Delhi,
is a pilot test of the game. The game is now
made available at leading mobile phone operators
in India, who collectively cover 70 million
subscribers. One of the operators had made the
game available for free for the first three
months. The other operators are making it available
at a reduced rate. The game is now being distributed
on 10,000 free CD-ROMs to youth and science
clubs in schools in India in English and Hindi.
of Copenhagen Challenge at Montfort School,
India. Danish Minister for Climate and Energy,
Mrs Connie Hedegaard, in orange blouse