MUMBAI, JANUARY 04, 2015: It was health-conscious Mumbaikars - more than 8,000 – who started the New Year with the Hiranandani Powai Run on the first Sunday of 2015 with the lead cause of ‘education for the girl child’. The ‘Hiranandani Marathon 2015’ was a healthy and ideal way to start the new year,” said Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd (HCPL). Social Responsibility was also on the agenda, with several non-profit organizations being part of the event.
Niranjan Hiranandani flagged off the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, as also ran the 5 kms long ‘Laker's Trail’, which was among the three options for participants. “The main event was the ‘Half Marathon’ 21 km run, which passed through JVLR and the Powai flyover, the second option was the ‘Hiranandani Hop’ 10 km run, while the “Lakers’ Trail” at 4 km was the third option,” said Niranjan Hiranandani. “This is the first time that the Hiranandani Marathon includes sections to be run which are outside the Hiranandani Gardens complex; we also welcome the participation of a large number of Mumbaikars from all over, which made ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ a typical ‘Mumbai’ event, and not just restricted to residents of Powai and the neighboring areas,” he added. This was the fourth such event; the three earlier editions were based within the Hiranandani Gardens.
With the MD participating in the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, it underscored the message of being fit that the Hiranandani Constructions Pvt Ltd is following as its ‘corporate mantra’. “As the MD of my company, keeping fit so as to be able to deliver the best is what I owe to my company’s stakeholders, said Niranjan Hiranandani. “I hope that seeing the MD participate in the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ will enhance the aspect of being health conscious within the company as also among stake holders,” he added.
“The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ was an initiative to awaken residents of Powai and Mumbaikars about the importance of maintaining their health and lifestyle. With busy schedules, work pressure and hectic lifestyles, we see that citizens tend to neglect their health. The ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’, in a way, was a health wake-up call for residents,” said Niranjan Hiranandani.
It was not just the Marathon to be run; conclusion of the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ marked the beginning of festivities, in form of the Carnival. “The Carnival was planned to give a sense of participation to those who did participate in the run – they were able to be part of the ‘Hiranandani Powai Run’ Carnival, where residents could connect with each other, over a fun breakfast and brunch,” concluded Niranjan Hiranandani.
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Niranjan Hiranandani, MD, HCPL