NESTLÉ HOUSE, JANUARY 16, 2016: With Nestlé India feeling honoured to have Fauja Singh as a face and symbol of ‘100 Years and Running’ campaign, it has partnered with Standard Chattered Mumbai Marathon where Fauja Singh will be present. Nestlé India, salutes his incredible spirit, releases two inspiring short films titled “Running with India” featuring the ‘Marathon Man’. Fauja Singh’s achievements is not a story of human passion and commitment only, it is a story of a legend who, at the age of 104, is an inspiration for generations, young and old.
As a part of the campaign, the latest film being launched before the Mumbai marathon, talks about his passion for the country and his excitement of running with India. The first film was launched at the Airtel Delhi Half Marathon which celebrates Fauja Singh, the legend and his achievements.
In the latest film, Fauja Singh is heard saying, “I have won marathons across the world and beaten records but in India I have come to win hearts. The joy of running in India has always been different and something special which keeps me going”.
On the occasion of the release of the latest short film, Mr. Suresh Narayanan, Chairman and Managing Director, Nestlé India says, “‘The Running with India’ is worthy testimony to Fauja Singh’s achievements as an incredible Marathon Runner whose love for the country and passion for running remains unmatched. His indomitable spirit, as an iconic 104-year old marathon runner, is representative of grit and determination that have enabled him to consistently create new benchmarks breaking all records. Nestlé is in India for 103 years and is continuing the journey with commitment, dedication and passion.”
Having set several world records in marathon running, Fauja Singh is a living legend who continues to inspire people of all age groups. He is the world’s oldest marathon runner and is often referred to as “Turbaned Tornado”. His is an exceptional story of achieving the un-achievable and a perfect example of living healthy and happy.
Mr. Narayanan adds “We are privileged to have Fauja Singh Ji in the Mumbai Marathon and glad to be ‘100 years and Running’ in India. It requires a lot of hard work, passion and commitment to meet all challenges and stand strong while we set out with new goals. Nestlé India is as committed as Fauja Singh Ji. We are running like him for over 100 years and will continue to do so”.