The ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run brings Wipro’s run-loving community together
It’s the largest global employee engagement event of the organization. This year the ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run saw over 83,000 participants globally, including 4,000 participants from Wipro’s client organizations.
From Bangalore to Boston and Sydney to Stockholm, thousands of employees, their families, friends, clients, partners, analysts and suppliers have taken part in the Run.
Commenting on the Run, Abidali Z Neemuchwala, Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board, Wipro Limited said,
“Distance running is an expression of grit, determination and focus.”
He adds “This aligns closely with our ethos and core values. It was encouraging to see thousands of enthusiastic participants from across the globe come together to make the 2016 Run a huge success.”
In India, the Run 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, Jaipur, Kochi, Mysore, Kolkata, Manjakudi and Hyderabad.
Saurabh Govil, President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Wipro Limited said,
“The Spirit of Wipro Run reflects the collective passion and resolve of numerous individuals across the globe.”
The 2016 edition of the Run, organized in partnership with the not-for-profit Wipro Cares which is dedicated to supporting the educational needs of underprivileged children with disabilities.
Wipro Cares also supports the basic healthcare and rehabilitation needs of underprivileged children with disabilities. They aim to increase the ability of families and local communities to manage the needs of these children.