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Re: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] Application for India NIR - Call for C

Subject: Re: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] Application for India NIR - Call for Comments
From: "Naresh Ajwani"
Date: Mon, 23 Nov 2009 15:27:44 +0530
Hi Philip,

" Certainly I do agree that more people should be encouraged to participate - if
we got a bigger portion of the ISPs in the entire region I'd be happier! :-)" 

Every new beginning has its own challenge and with time and encouragement from
leaders/teachers like you, gets mass acceptance/engagement. It's then only that
the real change takes place-Internet would be the enabler and biggest leveller.
Your comment is positive & indicative of this coming change.

NIR in India is not an all-inclusive solution but definitely, an important piece
of the jigsaw puzzle of setting-up the Internet platform/community for the
billion plus users.

Regards and best wishes,

Naresh Ajwani  

-----Original Message-----
From: Philip Smith [mailto:[email protected]] 
Sent: 23 November 2009 14:32
To: Naresh Ajwani
Cc: [email protected]
Subject: Re: [apnic-talk] [Apnic-announce] Application for India NIR - Call for
Comments

Hi Naresh,

Naresh Ajwani said the following on 21/11/09 14:12 :
>
> I hope my concern for the community in India was also observed by you:
> 
> One billion plus country has only 70 million English speaking citizens whereas
> Internet in India is touching or has a potential to touch 500 million-we have
500
> million telephone connections-I don't understand just because of the language
> these 430 million people don't have any say in policy making or that matter
even,
> for following it.

I haven't really seen the general population in the whole Asia Pacific
region participating in APNIC meetings. While the meetings are open to
all comers, it tends to be the service providers and other interested
parties who these policies impact who participate.

Certainly I do agree that more people should be encouraged to
participate - if we got a bigger portion of the ISPs in the entire
region I'd be happier! :-)

philip
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