100 and still run­ning: A trib­ute to Fauja Singh

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - Ankita Rawat ankita.rawat@hin­dus­tan­times.com

His is an ex­cep­tional story of pas­sion, grit, de­ter­mi­na­tion and com­mit­ment. He is driven by pure pas­sion for the sport. He is an 104-year-old In­dia-born Bri­tish Sikh marathon run­ner Fauja Singh. Af­fec­tion­ately called the ‘Tur­baned Tor­nado’, Singh is re­garded as the old­est marathon run­ner in the world hold­ing mul­ti­ple records. And to hon­our him, Nes­tle, which has been cel­e­brat­ing its 100 years in In­dia, has rolled out an in­spir­ing short film which fea­tures Fauja Singh.

The high­light of the film is Singh’s ex­tra­or­di­nary love for run­ning. In the film, the run­ner’s coach is heard say­ing, “I be­lieve for any in­di­vid­ual to be suc­cess­ful, and con­tinue be­ing suc­cess­ful for over a 100 years, you do need that pas­sion and aim.” The one-and-a-half minute short takes us through his in­spi­ra­tional jour­ney — which in­cludes break­ing the 6-hour-mark at the age of 93. The film is a part of Nes­tle’s cel­e­bra­tion of a cen­tury of their pres­ence in In­dia.

Chan­drasekar Rad­hakr­ish­nan, head of com­mu­ni­ca­tions and e-commerce, Nestlé In­dia, said, “Nestlé is ‘100 years and run­ning’ in In­dia. We are hon­oured to have Fauja Singhji, the iconic 104-year-old marathon run­ner, as the am­bas­sador and sym­bol of Nestlé In­dia’s ‘100 years and run­ning’ cam­paign. As we cel­e­brate this long and valu­able as­so­ci­a­tion with the peo­ple of In­dia, we are happy to part­ner with Pro­cam and Delhi Half Marathon.”

We are hon­oured to have Fauja Singhji, as the am­bas­sador and sym­bol of Nestlé In­dia’s ‘100 years and run­ning’ cam­paign Chan­drasekar Rad­hakr­ish­nan, head of com­mu­ni­ca­tions and e-commerce, Nestlé In­dia

Fauja Singh, the 104-yearold In­dia-born Bri­tish Sikh marathon run­ner

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