Bangalore - September 15, 2012:
Wipro Ltd today organized the seventh edition of the 'Spirit of Wipro Run', an annual event to celebrate the true Spirit of Wipro with thousands of employees, their family, friends, clients and suppliers running together on the same day from different locations across the world.
The theme of the run this year is all about people and how they can GROW, be it in the field of sports, life and work. Extending this to the run, it was all about a runner"s journey stage by stage - from deciding to run, training for it and finally experiencing the thrill of finishing the run!
The run over the years has grown both in terms of popularity, scale and the sheer number of runners. In its 7th year, the Spirit of Wipro run is being held in more than 82 cities across the world with more than 40000 registered runners. The range of running activities globally vary to include different individual needs –from 2kms to 21kms across different locations. This year, Wipro introduced a timed run for the 10 and 21 kilometer category in Bangalore which marked the run as an official event.
Commenting on the run, Pratik Kumar, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Wipro Limited said, "The Spirit of Wipro Run is a true celebration across the world for Wipro employees - it is the largest employee engagement event that connects us all globally and keeps alive the spirit of Wipro. This year 40,000 people across 82 cities globally ran together on the same day."
Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer at Wipro added, “The Spirit of Wipro Run is a tradition at Wipro and an embodiment of how Wipro as an organization believes in the spirit of inclusivity. Over the years we have seen significant increase in the number of cities and participants globally which marks it as the largest organizational led run."
Wipro also announced the global contest in association with Canon – "Moments that Click," where this year it invites Wiproites to cover different moods of the Spirit of Wipro Run as part of the contest.
Chaya Ganapathy, Wipro Limited
Mr. Aravind Viswanathan, Investor Relations, Wipro Limited
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