Bangalore, India - September 22, 2013:
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT), a leading global Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company today organized the eighth edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro Run’, an annual global initiative to celebrate the true Spirit of Wipro with thousands of employees, their family, friends, customers, analysts and suppliers running together on the same day at different locations across the world.
The theme of this year’s run is “For The Long Run”. Just as it is critical to train and prepare for a marathon, it is important to think ahead, plan and train before any major event in life or in sport.
Commenting on the Run, TK Kurien, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Wipro Limited said, “The Spirit of Wipro Run celebrates the idea of endurance in personal and corporate life and this year’s theme ‘For The Long Run’ highlights this aspect. Just like long runs are a critical component of training for any marathon, we believe that planning ‘For The Long Run’ is an important and responsible life and business skill. It speaks of hard work, pro-activeness, foresight, endurance - all attributes and characteristics that everyone should proudly possess, share and promote. It is a special day for us as this run reaches employees, customers, families, friends and all stakeholders globally across 97 cities. More than 50,000 runners including 300 customers will come together on one day for this run.”
For the first time ever, timings for the half marathon will be officially recorded in four cities across the world. Also, the run will be held on at least 5 different terrains. In Bangalore, the elevated highway will be the course for the half marathon - a first run of its kind in the city. While the run will be held in a zoo in an African city, a Japanese city will host the run by the ocean.
More than 300 customers along with friends and families of Wipro employees will join this 24 hour run across the globe- so at any given time on September 22nd, there is someone in Wipro around the world running the Spirit of Wipro Run!
Pratik Kumar, CEO - Wipro Infrastructure Engineering & Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Wipro Limited said, “In its eighth edition, the Spirit of Wipro Run manifests our ethos of endurance, working together to create synergy, superior performance, fortitude and sustainability as well as giving back to the community. Employees globally own and run this initiative and it is possibly the world’s largest employee engagement initiative.”
Each year proceeds from the Run support local causes that are identified by Wipro Cares, the community initiatives arm of Wipro. This year’s run will also see an active community engagement program, on a global scale. Every city will tie up with a NGO/ charity organization and back a cause that is relevant to the local community.
“Over the years, this run has built a tradition of getting together people who love to run at Wipro and being part of relevant causes in the communities we are based out of. You can really feel the connection that Wipro employees have for this initiative. This is a giant community of runners that we have across Wipro who live this passion. This year, we are also actively involved in community causes which are locally relevant across the world through Wipro Cares,” noted Anurag Behar, Chief Sustainability Officer at Wipro.
Over the years, the 'Spirit of Wipro Run' has built a large community of runners within the organization. Today, this annual run is an eagerly awaited event in the calendar of serious runners.
About Wipro Ltd.
Wipro Ltd. (NYSE:WIT) is a leading Information Technology, Consulting and Outsourcing company that delivers solutions to enable its clients do business better. Wipro delivers winning business outcomes through its deep industry experience and a 360 degree view of "Business through Technology" - helping clients create successful and adaptive businesses. A company recognized globally for its comprehensive portfolio of services, a practitioner's approach to delivering innovation, and an organization wide commitment to sustainability, Wipro has a workforce of 140,000 serving clients across 57 countries. For more information, please visit www.wipro.com.
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