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Challenge Edition – Pune 2018


ABOUT THE EVENT

TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge, an established brand among all corporates, added one more day on TCS event calendar witnessing a huge participation from enthusiastic runners on Sunday, January 06th , 2018 morning. TCS has taken one more step ahead towards fitness and health.

TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge 6th edition with tcs50 celebration theme, Corporate Challenge 2018 was conducted, where 3000 participants have experienced the mantra of fitness.

Health is the thing that makes you feel, that now is the best time of the year. TCS Pune started its near year with bang. TCS Fit4life Corporate Challenge was a 10K run open to Corporates and their employees across Pune, where teams participated with a minimum team size of four members per corporate, with a recommendation of at least one woman participant. The Corporates came together to contribute towards the social cause with laudable enthusiasm. The response was overwhelming, with 80 companies participating in the Run and total registration count of 3000. The event also was supported by six partners who supported the runners and social cause.

The day started with a very warm and energetic welcome by compere, followed by Zumba, where complete environment got energized and all participants were ready for their 10K run. At 6.30 am. Dr. Kaustubh Radkar, who is a renowned name among all runners and 22 times IRONMAN, flagged off the event. A TCS Maitree enthusiastic cyclist group and TATA Nexon being a lead vehicle ensured a hassle free running experience for the lead runners.

THE WINNERS
The event experienced high levels of competitiveness amongst regular runners and had some thrilling moments at the finish line. This year new course record was established setting 38 minutes and 19 seconds compare to past record of 39 minutes 29 seconds. The first prize for Men’s and Women’s category was won by Mr. Aniket Bhagat (Finishing the Race in 38 Minutes and 19 Seconds) and Ms. Dipika Bodekar, (Finishing the race in 48 Minutes 27 Seconds) winning the race respectively.

Men:
Winner – Aniket Bhagat, TATA Consultancy Services, Ltd., 38 min 19 sec
1st Runner Up –Pawan Chand, Infosys, 39 min 14 sec
2nd Runner Up – Rohit Rajput, SAS RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT INDIA, 39 min 44 sec

Women:
Winner – Dipika Bodekar, CONTOUR STEEL ENGINEERING INDIA (P) LTD, 48 min 27 sec
1st Runner up – Swati Agarwal, Infosys, 51 min, 25 sec
2nd Runner up – Archana Oak, TATA Consultancy Services, Ltd., 52 min 27 sec

Company with maximum registrations: Yardi Software India Pvt Ltd
Company with maximum women participants: Yardi Software India Pvt Ltd

All participants, upon reaching the finishers line, were given a finishers Medal by volunteers. Also first 500 runners were given sippers sponsored by TATA Capital. After the run, all participants again were dancing on trance music with Zumba Steps. Run was closed with prize distribution and thanks giving.

This run for 10K was intended to bring smiles on faces of many. TCS Pune had joined hands with MAHER Ashram, Pune, founded with a vision to provide shelter and care, to destitute women, children, men and undertakes community development programs in various villages, near village Vadhu Budruk in central western India. TCS with this event extends their support by donating amount of INR 5, 00,000.


OUR CHARITY PARTNER


TCS is associated with Maher for this event.


Maher is a non-governmental organization (www.maherashram.org) that provides shelter and care to destitute women, children, men and undertakes community development programs in various villages near village Vadhu Budruk in central western India. These homes were started by Sr. Lucy Kurien in February 1997 after she witnessed a horrifying incident where in a man burned alive his pregnant wife. After this shocking incident in her life, Sr. Lucy started various projects for the down trodden, especially homes for battered women and children. It currently shelters more than 960 children, 87 men and over 350 destitute women housed in 46 different homes around Pune and outside. Maher runs 24 different projects simultaneously. Maher’s work has also expanded to other parts of India like Jharkhand, Kerala, Kolkata, Miraj and Ratnagiri. Maher is a duly registered NGO under Indian laws and has acquired special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN-ECOSOC) in May 2017. Maher also implements other projects for slum development and village work like “Balwadis” or kindergarten, day care centers, self-help groups, village libraries, awareness programs, coaching classes for school drop- outs, environmental projects and vocational trainings.


Maher has won many awards, national and international. It has been rated as one of the top 10 NGOS in India by “India NGO Awards”. Maher is certified by Guidestar as a transparent organization and has been awarded the Seal of Transparency after due diligence being conducted by Guidestar. Sr. Lucy Kurien has been awarded for “Nari Shakti Puraskar Award 2015” for her outstanding contribution to women’s empowerment at the hands of the Honorable President of India at Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi. On July 15th she has been awarded “Vanitha Woman of the Year Award 2016” by Malayala Manorama the leading News Paper of Kerala State and on Sept 1st she was awarded the best Social worker Mother Teresa Award by the St Joseph’s church Pushpagiri – Kerala and on 26th Feb Rotary International District 3211 has selected her as the best Social worker Award for the vocational Award winner 2017. On 23rd November Sister Lucy received the ‘Sri Sathya Sai Awards for Human Excellence’, in the category of ‘Unity of Religions’ for the year 2017 at Bangalore. On 31st Jan 2018 Sister Lucy received the Jijabhai Achivers Award. This award is the recognition for her distinguished contribution in the sphere of the welfare of destitute women. On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2018, the Women’s International Club – Pune have honored and awarded Sr. Lucy as the Woman of the Year.


For more details visit their website www.maherashram.org or email at maher@maherashram.org/maherpune@gmail.com

Contact Person: SR Lucy Kurien

Email ID: maher@maherashram.org/maherpune@gmail.com



 

 



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