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Over 10,000 ran for woman empowerment at Pune FLO HALF MARATHON presented by BRIGESTONE INDIA
Pune, October 28, 2018:

In partnership with FICCI Flo Pune
#OurWaytoServe #Womenempowerment


The runners from Pune sparkled at the Pune Flo Half Marathon 2018 presented by Bridgestone India. The run was successfully concluded at Magarpatta City Pune on Sunday October 28th, 2018, under the partnership with FICCI FLO Pune. The marathon was organized with a prime motive to promote woman empowerment.  Over 10,000 marathoners took to the roads in Pune to make this event a successful one in the presence of honorable Chief Guest Hon. First Lady of Maharashtra Mrs. Amruta Fadnavis.

Speaking on the successful Event, Mr. Parag Satpute, Managing Director and Bridgestone India said “We are glad for the extraordinary response of the citizens of Pune. Women are not only an integral part of the societal structure, but also a powerhouse of untapped potential individually. Hence, the cause of women empowerment is not only needed but truly deserved, and Bridgestone India strongly supports the cause. FICCI Flo is one of the most prominent women’s organization of the country, and therefore, it was a natural selection for us to join hands with them. The organization’s determination and dedication has led to improving the lives of several women. Bridgestone India is supporting various initiatives of FICCI Flo, Pune, which would help women attain employable skills and financial independence. We are glad to be associated with FICCI Flo, Pune and hope that our partnership will help further the cause of women empowerment.” 

The Event started with spreading the awareness on status of woman in the society as the core communication and focused on encouraging the financial independence of women and encouraging them with employment opportunities. The runners displayed great deal of endurance and fortitude amid smoggy weather conditions. 

Other dignitaries at the event included Ms. Pinky Reddy, National Flo President, and Chief Secretary of Maharashtra, Army Commander GOC –IN Chief Lt. Gen SK Saini. The event saw them coming together for exchanging views and opinions on the cause and helped spread the message. 

Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Sangeeta Lalwani, Chairperson FICCI FLO Pune said “This year, our motto was to bring the importance of women back in the society and raise as much as possible funds from the Marathon to help projects & initiatives of Skilling & Swayam. FICCI Flo has always been promoting woman’s growth in association with leading brands of India through several engaging events across the length and breadth of the Country. We thank the Bridgestone Team for presenting and being the key sponsor for this year, as they have been aggressively working for the noble causes in the past years, we look forward with this association to develop more such success initiatives.” 

Furthermore, Bridgestone India has contributed to provide necessary training and workshops to help them develop employable skills. 

About Bridgestone India:
Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd started its operations in 1996. In March 1998 with the setup of its manufacturing facility in Kheda, Madhya Pradesh, Bridgestone achieved its objective of running Indian manufactured Bridgestone tyres on Indian Roads. It expanded its facilities by setting up one more facility in Chakan, Pune in 2013. In a short stint of more than 20 years, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd has become one of the leading tyre companies in both the OEM & Replacement market.

About Bridgestone Corporation: 
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

In the Asia Pacific region, Bridgestone locates its regional headquarters in Singapore, overseeing the operations of tire production and sales facilities, as well as supplying its products across more than 25 countries in the region. Bridgestone Asia Pacific plays a key role in facilitating this large and growing market as it contributes significantly to the entire Bridgestone Group.

FLO- FICCI Ladies Organization is an All India Forum for women established in 1983 by Ms. Indu Jain – Chairman Bennett & Coleman & Co. Ltd, as a division of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) which is the apex body of industry and commerce in India started on the advice of Mahatma Gandhi. It’s the largest organization in Asia with headquarters in Delhi and 15 chapters across States in India, representing over 6000 women entrepreneurs and professionals. Various heads of state have visited FLO chapters across India including Honorable Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi, Shri Arun Jaitley, Mrs. Priyanka Vadra and Ms. Sheryl Sandberg amongst others who have come forward to support our various causes and initiatives. The Pune FLO chapter was inaugurated by Hon. CM of Maharashtra Shri. Devendra Phadnavis in January 2015. 

Armed with over 30 years of experience, FLO has been promoting entrepreneurship and professional excellence in women through various workshops, seminars and conferences. 

L- R Mr. Parag Satpute, Ms.Amruta Fadnavis,Ms. Vinaya Malusare, Ms. Pinky Reddy and Ms. Sangeeta Lalwani