SBI Group flags off its 2nd edition ‘SBI Green Marathon’ to promote sustainability

SBI Group flags off its 2nd edition ‘SBI Green Marathon’ to promote sustainability

Photo Caption: Actor Srikanth, Anshula Kant, MD, (Stressed Assets, Risk & Compliance), SBI and Vinay M Tonse, CGM, Chennai Circle, SBI flagged off the 2nd edition of SBI Green Marathon today at Olcott Memorial High School to promote sustainability.

* Anshula Kant, MD, (Stressed Assets, Risk & Compliance), SBI and Vinay M Tonse, CGM, Chennai Circle, SBI flagged off the event in Chennai

* Valdivel Jayalakshmi, Indian sprinter, Niranjana Nagarajan, Indian woman cricketer and Suresh Sathya, former Indian athlete also graced the event

* Nearly 4000 runners participated in this marathon at the Olcott Memorial High School

* Organic T-shirts were given to all participants to promote clean and green city

* Former Chennai Mayor M. Subramanian also participated in the marathon

Chennai – January 27, 2019: Country’s largest bank State Bank of India today launched its second edition of annual flagship programme ‘SBI Green Marathon’ to promote sustainability. Anshula Kant, MD, (Stressed Assets, Risk & Compliance), SBI and Vinay M Tonse, CGM, Chennai Circle, SBI, flagged off the event that witnessed nearly 4000 enthusiastic runners in Chennai. Valdivel Jayalakshmi, Indian sprinter, Niranjana Nagarajan, Indian woman cricketer and Suresh Sathya, former Indian athlete also graced the event. The Sunday morning in the Olcott Memorial High School observed participants from across the city running 5 Kms, 10 Kms, 21 Kms marathon, pledging for a greener future.

Senior officials of the bank also contributed to the “Run for Green” theme and ran the marathon along with other participants. All the runners were given organic t-shirts to promote clean and green city and their bibs consisted of seeds for tree plantation post Marathon. SBI in the next 1 month is also rolling out its green marathon in Bhubaneshwar, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Patna, Kolkata and Jaipur with eight marathon events got concluded in New Delhi Lucknow, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Trivandrum, Guwahati and Bhopal in the last 4 months.

SBI General Insurance is the health partner for SBI Green Marathon whereas SBI Life, SBI Mutual Funds and SBI Card are also significantly contributing to this zero waste event.