Friday, February 17, 2023

Bank of Baroda felicitates ultra-marathoner Shri Kumar Ajwani as he completes the BOB Golden Quadrilateral Run


                                                                            The purpose of the 5,933 KM Run is to raise funds for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Indian Soldiers.

Mumbai, February 17, 2023: Bank of Baroda (Bank) today felicitated ultra-marathoner and Founder-Director of Team Fab Foundation, Shri Kumar Ajwani after he completed the BOB Golden Quadrilateral Run, covering 5,933 kilometres in ~100 days. 

Ajwani, 62 years old, has covered many inter-city and inter-state runs, raising funds for social causes and helping the needy. This year, he undertook the BOB Golden Quadrilateral expedition to raise funds to support disabled army soldiers, army athletes/para athletes and provide basic educational facilities to tribal schools. The run started on 8th November, 2022 in Mumbai and thereafter covered the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and Gujarat, before returning to Mumbai for the last leg of the run.  

Speaking on the occasion, Shri Ajay K Khurana, Executive Director, Bank of Baroda said, “Bank of Baroda is proud to be associated with Shri Kumar Ajwani and we appreciate his efforts for worthy causes. Through the BOB Golden Quadrilateral Run, we are supporting the rehabilitation of Indian soldiers, who have been wounded in battle while defending our country as well as helping tribal schools.”

Shri Kumar Ajwani said, “The BOB Golden Quadrilateral Run was planned by Team Fab Foundation in order to create awareness and raise funds to help those in need. This is the second year of my association with Bank of Baroda and I am thankful to the Bank for their unstinting support and for extending their help to disadvantaged communities.”

Bank of Baroda was also associated with Shri Ajwani last year for the K2K run wherein Shri Ajwani has set a new record by becoming the first senior citizen to run from Kashmir to Kanyakumari (K2K) covering 3,800 kms in 67 days. The K2K run was conducted to support two major causes i.e. supporting the rehabilitation of differently abled soldiers through QMTI (Queen Mary’s Technical Institute) and upgrading tribal schools in Maharashtra through Team Fab Foundation. For this run, Shri Ajwani was recognized by World Book of Records, London. 

About Bank of Baroda: 

Founded on 20th July 1908 by Sir Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III, Bank of Baroda is one of the leading commercial banks in India. At 63.97% stake, it is majorly owned by the Government of India. The Bank serves its global customer base of over 150 million through over 46,000 touchpoints spread across 17 countries in five continents. Through Its state-of-the-art digital banking platforms, it provides all banking products and services in a seamless and hassle-free manner. The recently launched bob World mobile app provides customers with a saving, investing, borrowing, and shopping experience, all under one single app. The app also serves non-customers by enabling account opening through video KYC. The Bank’s vision matches its diverse clientele base and instills a sense of trust and security. It is moving well in that direction and bob World is a testimony of its roadmap towards Digital Transformation.

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