1. Wipro conducts ‘Spirit of run’

Wipro conducts ‘Spirit of run’

IT major Wipro said today that over 83,000 people participated in its 11th edition of the annual 'Spirit of Wipro’ Run globally that was organized today.

By: | Bengaluru | Published: September 25, 2016 4:52 PM
Wipro Calling it the “largest” global employee engagement event of the organization, Wipro said the 11th edition of the run saw over 83,000 participants, including 4,000 from it’s client organizations. (Reuters)

IT major Wipro said today that over 83,000 people participated in its 11th edition of the annual ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run globally that was organized today.

The ‘Spirit of Wipro’ Run, is an annual global initiative to reinforce the core values of the organization, the company said in a release.

It said that over the past decade – from Bengaluru to Boston and Sydney to Stockholm – thousands of employees, their families, friends, clients, partners, analysts and suppliers have participated in the run.

“It was encouraging to see thousands of enthusiastic participants from across the globe come together to make the 2016 Run a huge success,” Wipro Limited Chief Executive Officer and Member of the Board Abidali Z Neemuchwala said.

Calling it the “largest” global employee engagement event of the organization, Wipro said the 11th edition of the run saw over 83,000 participants, including 4,000 from it’s client organizations.

It said in India, the Run was held in 16 cities, including Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata.

The event saw an officially timed 21K or half marathon in Bengaluru, Chennai and Pune.

This apart, timed 10K races were held in Bengaluru, Pune, Chennai, Delhi, Mumbai, Jaipur, Kochi, Mysore, Kolkata, Manjakudi and Hyderabad, Neemuchwala added.

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  1. Bill Fotsch
    Sep 26, 2016 at 12:43 pm
    Sponsoring running is great, and can help improve employee health and engagement, Treating employees like adults, empowering them to think and act like owners. Companies like Southwest Airlines, Capital One and BHP Billiton, (clients of mine), treat their employees like trusted business partners, enabling them to make more money for their company and themselves. Profits and engagement soar. These Forbes and HBR articles provides more background: ; Minneapolis based Carlson Travel is a great example, as can be seen in their 3 minute call center video:
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