Thursday, September 29, 2016

Spirit of WIPRO Run 2016, an Annual Charity Event

Last Sunday, Mommy Jane and Little Angels woke up at 5.30 a.m. to attend Spirit of WIPRO Run at Perdana Botanical Garden (Lake Garden) which is an annual charity event with 4,300 other participants. With the themed "Powered By Ambition", the successful event marks its 6th year in Malaysia held concurrently around the world with thousands of WIPRO employees, their families, friends, customers, partners and suppliers run together on the same day at different locations where WIPRO has its office for a good cause. At the international level, this is 11th year the Spirit of WIPRO Run is held and this year alone, there are more than 83,000 registrations from across 114 cities taking part in the run. 
The objective of the run is to foster the values that WIPRO UNZA considers to be the foundation of the Company i.e. Intensity to Win, Act with Sensitivity and Unyielding Integrity. It is also a Corporate Social Responsibility ("CSR") initiative that aims to contribute to the society by encouraging systematic improvement in education and to the local communities where WIPRO operates in.
Warm up session facilitated by the Nike Ambassador
WIPRO employees and their families participated for free while their friends, vendors, business partners and suppliers had to contribute RM10 only per person to participate and all participants were given a running kit in the form of a drawstring bag that consisted of a running shirt, cap and products from WIPRO.
Managing Director of Wipro Unza Malaysia - Mr Kumar Chander & Chief Executive of Wipro Unza Malaysia - Mr Sriram with presents for some of the children from Trinity Home
Children from Rumah Kanak-Kanak Triniti Selangor were invited and sponsored to joined the event and for the past 2 years, the Company has been sponsoring the tuition fees for the children, leveraging from their corporate "Wipro Cares" which focuses on contributing to society by catalysing systematic improvement in education and local communities that they operate within.
Mr. Sriram Krishnamurthy, Chief Executive of Wipro Malaysia Sdn Bhd said, "The Spirit of Wipro Run, one of the world's largest global employee engagement initiatives, showcases the passion, determination and collective effort of numerous individuals across the world. It fosters and strengthens a sense of team spirit not just within our organisation but also with our network of customers, partners, suppliers, employee families and others." 
Mr. Sriram Krishnamurthy, Chief Executive of Wipro Malaysia Sdn Bhd 
"We are thrilled that the number of participants doubled from the previous year as this shows greater awareness and stronger support towards our CSR initiative. This is a great encouragement for us to carry on this charity effort. The funds raised this year will go towards improving the living conditions of the underpriveleged as well as education improvement efforts." he added.
The Spirit of WIPRO Run had the Men and Women Open - 8KM category where all the participants receive a finisher medal. There was also the Family Fun Run which was a casual family-run that spanned a distance of 3KM. The top 3 runners for every category also received a special medal each. 
After the run, there are inflatable castles, fishing pond game, entertaining clown and game booths with prizes of a can of Oishi Green Tea and a small bottle of CARRIE JUNIOR body shampoo for kids. The participants were also treated to a buffet and children enjoyed the cotton candy and popcorns which were available throughout the event.
 For more details, do visit their website at www.wipro-unza.com.
Thanks to WIPRO and the PR for having me and my Little Angels to be part of their Spirit WIPRO Run 2016. We truly enjoyed ourselves so much during the run and all the activities that cater for children and adults. Everything was well-planned except for the unpredictable drizzling rain but luckily we were equipped with a cap each to avoid sickness later. The Spirit of WIPRO Run 2016 was a successful event because all participants walked home happily with lots of goodies and winners were awarded with prizes too for their effort.  
Me and my Little Angel, WH joining the Spirit of WIPRO Run 2016








16 comments:

  1. Such a fun run! Nice to participate and be part of it!

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    1. Kylie, indeed it is and we can do some charity too. A great Sunday morning to spend with our family.

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  2. Nice run! Healthy and fun activities with family too.

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    1. Cindy, good to wake up early in the morning and join it together. Our Sunday was well-spend.

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  3. The shirt is pretty cool! I like it 😍😍 have fun Mommy Jane :)

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  4. YOu have a really healthy family...and a close one too! glad to see you joining marathons like this

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    1. Yana, tq. Children Healthy, Mother Happy :)

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  5. Wow kudo mommy Jane, yah go exercise more often is good for your health.

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    1. Kelly, tqvm. We will keep up the spirit to stay healthy like what you're doing now.

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  6. I didn't even know about this run until I read your post. And to think that it was held across the world! haha I must be living under a rock or something.

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    1. Emily, I get to know this after joining the run too. I'm sure most don't know about it too. Cheer up :)

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  7. It was a great and happening event in this Spirit of Wipro run! Your family spirit for the run is strong too =D

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    1. Sharon, we try to make it every week to stay healthy.

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  8. great campaign to raise funds! Good efforts in taking part Jane

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    1. Arisa, tq. We just doing our best to be part of it.

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