Thousands of Wipro’s present and former employees, along with their family members, friends, clients, partners and other associates participated in a fun run worldwide, in about 110 cities and 34 countries on 22 September. The 2019 edition of the Run in India was in support of the educational needs of underprivileged and disadvantaged children.
The annual event, called the Spirit of Wipro (SOW) run, was launched 14 years back, and has been successfully gathering Wiproites and people, in general, as a community to bring about progress and positive change in the society. The theme this year was ‘#FurtherTogether’, and reinforced the core values of Wipro, that is, to treat individuals with respect, to exhibit integrity in all actions, to be global and responsible, and also to be passionate about clients’ success.
In India, the run was held in 15 cities. The proceeds from the event are used by Wipro for the betterment of the community. The global information technology, consulting and business process services company puts in an equal amount from its treasury and uses the same for noble causes across locations under the supervision of Wipro Cares, the community initiatives unit of the Company.
In the past 14 years, this annual event has grown to become one of the largest employee- engagement events in the world. It is organised in New Jersey, Portland, Mountain View, Atlanta, Tampa, Boston, Austin, Dallas, Reading, Perth, Melbourne, Sydney, Edmonton, Ottawa, Dublin, Yokohama, Kuala Lumpur, Curitiba, Guadalajara, Mexico City, Cebu, Manila, Doha, Dubai, Dalian, Singapore, Johannesburg, and Zurich among other cities.