Pune: Konecranes, a leading international group in lifting businesses, will hold its second edition of the Konecranes Jejuri Marathon from March 4 to 8 to mark the National Safety Week.
As a part of the programme, Konecranes and the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Pune will join hands to organise a Safety Summit.
The marathon has been organised by Run Buddies, a group of professionals who organise marathons across the country. This year, the run is categorised in 3 km, 5 km, 10 km, 15 km and 21 km (Half Marathon) categories. Bus Facility is available from various locations in and around Pune.
The first three men and first three women in these categories in the age groups of below and above 40 years will be awarded the Konecranes Jejuri Marathon Trophy. Those interested in participating can register online at https://www.townscript.com/e/jejuri-marathon- edition-2- 124014
The marathon will be flagged off by Suhas Baxi, Managing Director; Amit Deshpande, Director Operations and Lina Wadekar, Director Finance, Konecranes Pvt Ltd. Before the summit, a warm up session of Zumba exercises has been organised for all participants.
Speaking at a press conference on Wednesday, Baxi said, “Safety is a word with many meanings. It does not only cover industry operations, but extends beyond company borders. At Konecranes, we believe there is no job so important or no service so urgent that we cannot take the time to perform our work safely and correctly.
“Hence, the Industrial Safety Week is being organised to take national safety week celebrations across industries.”
Industrial Safety Week includes two safety competitions for the industry. On March 6, a safety competition is being organised for suppliers and contractors, in which presentations will be made by eight finalists on safety improvements implemented at their workplace. The winning team will receive a prize of Rs.50,000 and a trophy.
The second safety competition organised on March 7 is for the manufacturing companies. Presentations will be made by 10 finalists on safety improvements carried out by various industries. The winning team will receive a prize of Rs.75,000 and a trophy.
The runners-up will be rewarded with Rs.25,000 and a trophy. Several giants manufacturing companies like JCB, Tata BlueScope, Volkswagen and Forbes Marshall have confirmed their participation.
Shrikant Bapat, Convenor, Energy, Environment and Sustainability Panel, CII Pune, said,”The summit is aimed at beginning a collaborative momentum across the industry so that the learnings and experiences can be shared with each other. This will create a sustained platform for sharing best safety practices which are adopted by industry leaders.”
Funds generated from Konecranes Jejuri Marathon will be donated to Mamata Bal Sadan, Saswad, founded by Sindhutai