TCS engages students across 9 cities for inaugural Fit4Life Run

Our Bureau Hyderabad | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on February 08, 2015

Donates Rs 10 lakh to PT Usha School of Athletics for promoting women athletes

Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) announced that over 22,000 students from 900 colleges across nine cities in India participated by running in the inaugural TCS Fit4Life Campus Challenge.

Showing their enthusiasm for fitness, students ran the 5-kilometre course in nine cities in India. The event raised awareness about fitness and contributed back to society. TCS Fit4Life concept marries wellness, team spirit and social cause into one.

TCS donated Rs 10 lakh to PT Usha School of Athletics, which aims to train and promote women athletes and four NGOs involved in the cause advancing education of girls across India.

In Hyderabad, as part of the launch, TCS organised a 5-km charity run at the Gachibowli Stadium. About 2,500 students from 53 top institutes and colleges in Hyderabad participated in the event and the run was flagged off by V Rajanna, Vice President and Regional Head, TCS Hyderabad.

In addition to the amount collected, TCS further contributed Rs 100,000 towards the cause of upliftment of the underprivileged girl child, to PSS Trust, a charity partner in Hyderabad.

After flagging off the TCS Fit4Life Campus Challenge in Mumbai, N. Chandrasekaran, CEO & MD said: “Fitness is really catching on among the youth of this country. Though active programmes like today’s run, we hope to touch the lives of one million people in India through TCS Fit4Life program in the next five years.”

The TCS Fit4Life Campus Challenge event ambassador and Olympian, PT Usha said: “The TCS Fit4life Campus Challenge aspires to introduce the joy of running and the importance of fitness to the next generation.”

Published on February 08, 2015
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