QUEEN’S ROAD:City-based technology bellwether Wipro organised the 10th edition of its ‘Spirit of Wipro Run’, an annual global initiative, on Sunday. Thousands of Wipro employees, their families, friends, customers, partners, analysts and suppliers ran together in different parts of the world to raise funds to provide education to children with disabilities.
T K Kurien, CEO and board member of Wipro, said, “Marathons are a celebration of the human spirit. They instil in us the quality of perseverance to overcome challenges in the pursuit of our goals. This aligns with the spirit of Wipro and forms the core of our philosophy. It was heartening to see so many enthusiastic and determined participants come together to make the 10th edition of this run a big success.”
The 68,000-plus participants included more than 1,500 from various client organisations. In India, the run was held in 16 cities, including Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The event had an officially timed 21K run (half-marathon) in Bengaluru and 10K runs in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kochi, Mysuru and Hyderabad.
Saurabh Govil, Global Head, Human Resources, Wipro, said, “The Spirit of Wipro Run showcases the passion, determination and collective effort of numerous individuals across the globe. It fosters and strengthens a sense of team spirit and camaraderie not just within our organisation but also with our ecosystem of customers, partners, suppliers, employee families and others.”
Just as in its previous editions, the run supported local causes identified by Wipro Cares, the community initiatives arm of Wipro. This year, the run also saw an active community engagement programme conducted in partnership with several NGOs.
“The Spirit of Wipro Run is a celebration of Wipro’s values. The theme of the run highlights our commitment to social and community causes. This year, many employees and their families were involved in volunteer initiatives across the world,” said Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer, Wipro.