There were plenty of participants for the second edition of the TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge run
The second edition of the TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge Kochi was flagged off from Durbar Hall ground on February 23, at 6.30 a.m. by Sudheer Warrier, Vice President-Tata Consultancy Services, along with D Sampath, Chief Financial Officer-Federal Bank. The event was a 8.2 km run around the Marine Drive area.
The Kochi 2014 edition saw a participation of over 2300 runners from 40 corporate and government institutions. Service personnel from the Indian Navy, Kerala Police and the Customs Department took part to promote the cause of fitness.
In a rare display of spirit and commitment, among the participants was a seven-year-old boy, a 77-year-old veteran with prosthetic limbs and a few differently-abled people. Later, they were felicitated during the closing ceremony.
The prizes were given away by actor Aparna Nair, Dr. V P Gangadharan, and Warrier. The prize money which amounted to `1.9 lakh was donated by the winners to the Cochin Cancer Society, an NGO which is headed by Dr. Gangadharan. It aims at helping poor patients to access expensive cancer treatment. In addition, Tata Consultancy Services also donated a cheque of `5 lakh to Cochin Cancer Society.