Bangalore, India - September 17, 2017:
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO), a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, today organized the twelfth edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run, an annual global initiative to strengthen the core values of the organization.
The ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run is the largest global employee engagement event of the organization. Every year the Run brings together Wipro’s community - employees, their families and friends, clients, partners, analysts and suppliers. The twelfth edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run saw over 95,000 participants, including 6,000 participants from Wipro’s client organizations.
Earlier this year, Wipro unveiled its new brand identity. Along with the new brand identity, Wipro also rearticulated the ‘Spirit of Wipro’, its core values: Be passionate about clients’ success, Treat each person with respect, Be global and responsible, and Unyielding integrity in everything we do.
Commenting on the event, Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director, Wipro Limited said, "The ‘Spirit of Wipro’ represents Wipro’s core values that we try to live and champion every day. The ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run is the strongest, most powerful expression of our values. It was truly heartening to see 95,000 Wiproites participating across the globe contributing to the astounding success of the event."
The Spirit of Wipro Run was held in 125 cities across 37 countries globally. In India, the event was held in 16 cities, including Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The event saw an officially timed 21K or half marathon in Bangalore, Chennai and Pune. This apart, timed 10K races were held in Bangalore, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.
Saurabh Govil, President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Wipro Limited said, "The ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run is a celebration of Wipro’s core values which define our character and purpose. The objective behind the Run underscores our sense of responsibility and commitment towards social causes globally."
Participants across geographies support identified social causes. In India, the 2017 edition of the Spirit of Wipro Run, organized in partnership with the not-for-profit Wipro Cares, is dedicated to supporting the educational needs of underprivileged children, including children with disability. Through partnerships with non-profit organizations, Wipro Cares enables access to education for 70,000 vulnerable children in nine states, hailing from urban slums, care homes, migrant labour camps, tribal communities and other disadvantaged backgrounds.
About Wipro Limited
Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT, BSE: 507685, NSE: WIPRO) is a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company. We harness the power of cognitive computing, hyper-automation, robotics, cloud, analytics and emerging technologies to help our clients adapt to the digital world and make them successful. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, strong commitment to sustainability and good corporate citizenship, we have over 160,000 dedicated employees serving clients across six continents. Together, we discover ideas and connect the dots to build a better and a bold new future.
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