The third edition of TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge Kochi was flagged off from Durbar Hall (DH) Ground on 15th February 2015 at 6:30 am by Mr. Dinesh Thampi (Vice President – Tata Consultancy Services) along with Mr. Madhav Kumar, GM Operations Federal Bank.
The event is a 5 Miles (8.2 km) run starting from DH ground along the Marine Drive. The year witnessed a participation of around 2500 participants from over 50 Corporate and Government Institutions across Kerala. The run also witnessed participation by service personnel from the Indian Navy, Kerala Police, Customs and Fire & Safety department to promote the cause of Fitness, Camaraderie and Charity.
District Collector- Ernakulam Mr. Rajamanickam IAS was the guest of honour.The event was also attended by Dr. Raghavan -Customs Commissioner, famous oncologist Dr. V P Gangadharan and celebrity guest Mr. Siddharth Shiva national award winning Malayalam movie director- actor –writer.
Guest of Honour, District Collector Mr. Rajamanickam IAS and Mr.Dinesh Thampi –Vice President , Tata Consultancy Services with the winners.
The 1st and 2nd prizes male category went to OLAM Agro India Limited and the 1st prizes female category went to BSNL and 2nd prizes to Digital Mesh Softech India Pvt Limited . The 3rd prize in male category was claimed by Visual IQ while the 3rd prize in the female category was bagged by Tata Consultancy Services The prizes were given away by the Guest of honour District Collector- Ernakulam, Mr. Rajamanickam IAS. Best Corporate awards for the highest women participation and highest overall participation were awarded to KPMG. The teams received awards from Dr. V.P Gangadharan and Mr. Siddharth Shiva respectively.
Mr.Dinesh Thampi –Vice President, TCS handing over TCS contribution of Rs. 5 lakhs to Dr. V.P. Gangadharan (Cochin Cancer Society)
Men : Winner – Jisin Alex Varghese , OLAM Agro India Limited 1st Runner Up – Kannan Babu , OLAM Agro India Limited 2nd Runner Up – Ajith K Sasidharan , Visual IQ
Women :Winner – Meenakshi Shankar , BSNL 1st Runner Up – Radhi Menon , Digital Mesh Softech India Pvt Limited 2nd Runner Up- Bhavyasree, TCS
The prize money which amounts to Rupees 1.9 Lakhs was donated to the Charity Partners of the winning teams and in addition, Tata Consultancy Services also donated Rupees. 5 Lakhs to Cochin Cancer Society, an NGO headed by Dr. V.P Gangadharan that aims at helping poor patients to access expensive cancer treatment.
The event also had participation from Dakshin Rehab Indian Blade Runners, a specially challenged group and Cochin Cancer Society, TCS charity partner. Nevertheless, this fabulous show wouldn’t have been possible without the support of passionate volunteers from TCS.
TCS Fit4life Kochi Volunteers
Volunteers of the event