The dawn of February 10, 2013 in Kochi marked the spirit of TCS Fit4life when TCS in association with Infopark organized a charity initiative -“TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge – Run Miles & Bring Smiles” to instill a culture of wellness amongst associates, promote solidarity amongst teams and contribute towards an honorable social cause as an organization.
As part of the launch, TCS and Infopark organised a fitness programme and Marathon dedicated to raising funds for charity on February 10, at the Infopark campus, Kochi. The TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge was a five mile run open to all companies and their employees in Kochi, where teams with a minimum size of four members with at least one woman participant contributed to this social cause with laudable enthusiasm.
“TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge is a great opportunity for the companies and techies at Infopark to participate for a noble cause. It is a great initiative by TCS to organize this run in Infopark campus and bring to the forefront our social commitment along with raising awareness on good health. For Infopark companies it is also a great opportunity to network with peer companies as well.”
-Infopark CEO, Gigo Joseph.
Over 1200 participants from over 50 companies registered for the event and ran the marathon through a pre-designated route around the park early in the morning. The five-mile marathon began from the Infopark campus, through Kusumagiri and winded up through the Infopark Express way to the starting point. Multiple teams from each corporate participated in the event and received a runners’ kit while all finishers were presented with a medal of participation. Several family members including children joined the associates in support of the cause.
Prestigious guests Cine Artist Rima Kallingal, Dr. VP Gangadharan – Oncologist, Mr. Joseph Abraham – Olympic Medallist & Arjuna Award winner, Dr. Raghavan Commissioner of Customs and Mr. Girish Ramachandran, VP, TCS graced the event with their sportive and compassionate presence. The marathon was intended to be a powerful expression of TCSers’ collective commitment to making a positive contribution to the community, to foster team spirit within the organization and build relationship across people in various organizations.
TCS Maitree Music and Dance club added to the spirit of the occasion with their entertaining performances.
TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge – Run Miles & Bring Smiles was a roaring success with passionate levels of interest from all associates and partners. The tremendous success of the run has demonstrated the commitment of both TCS and individuals to make a difference to the community in which we live and work, upholding the Tata group’s philosophy of contributing to social causes.
Men : 1st – Jayesh J. R., Apollo Tyres 2nd – Sumesh K. R., Apollo Tyres 3rd – Ramesh Kanjilimadhom, Seygen Technologies
Women :1st – Bhageerathi, Seygen Technologies 2nd – Bhavyashree B, TCS 3rd – Seema Pillai, Asian Cakes