Guts and Glory

1st May, 2012

What better way to start a new week than on a note of victory!

 

Yes, the Aditya Birla Group Corporate Sporting Challenge team of the Standard Chartered Mumbai Marathon 2008 comprising Atul Daga (Aditya Birla Retail), Ketan Mirchandani (Birla Sun Life Insurance), Sunil Dhawan (Birla Cellulose), Tapan Kandalgaonkar (Idea Cellular), Vinayak Kamath (Hindalco Industries) and Wasim Khan (Birla Sun Life Insurance) led the Aditya Birla Group to the victory stand finishing in second place. All six of them truly were the torch bearers of the Aditya Birla Group among the huge sea of 33,000 people. Displaying the Group values of commitment, speed, passion and seamlessness they have indeed done us proud.

The six of them participated as the Aditya Birla Group team in the relay event of the Mumbai Marathon 2008, where each one had to cover a distance of 7 km, a true test of their stamina and speed

 

hey clocked the 42 km stretch in 3 hours 58 minutes finishing in second place after LIC whose team comprised all professional state and national level athletes. Our six champions went through rigorous training for two weeks every day after office hours at the race course under the guidance of Captain Tapan (also part of the team) who comes from an army background.

Our team was felicitated at a formal presentation ceremony held after the race where the presence of our Chairman, Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla and Mrs. Neerja Birla added to the highly charged up atmosphere and heightened the spirit of the team.