Wipro organises a global marathon to raise funds for education


Global software major Wipro Ltd on Sunday raised funds for educating children with disability in a global marathon, the company said.

The IT bellwether said in a statement,”About 68,000 people participated in the annual marathon held in 109 cities the world over, including 16 cities across India, with ‘Run with a purpose’ as its theme.”

Company’s employees, their family members, friends, customers, partners, analysts and suppliers were among the participants in the 10th edition of the ‘Spirit of Wipro Run 2015’, which in this tech hub was from its campus in the electronics city.

Wipro chief executive T.K. Kurien said on the occasion,”Marathons are a celebration of the human spirit and perseverance to overcome challenges and obstacles in pursuit of our goals.”

However, the company did not disclose the amount of funds raised at the event in support of the cause.

The event had an officially timed 21 km run (half marathon) in Bengaluru and a 10 km run in Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Mumbai and Mysuru.

Wipro human resources global head Saurabh Govil asserted,”The marathon has fostered team spirit and camaraderie in our organisation and the ecosystem of customers, partners, suppliers, employee families and others.”

The event has built a large community of runners in the organisation and led to the formation of running clubs that train throughout the year to compete at regional and corporate tournaments.

Wipro chief sustainability officer Anurag Behar said,”The marathon is a celebration our values and its theme highlights our commitment to social and community causes.”