Mumbai, July 24, 2019: After a major success of the first two editions of SBI Green Marathon, country’s largest financial services group SBI Group announces the launch of its 3rd edition. This financial year, SBI Group is hosting this mega event in 15 cities across the country pledging for a greener future. The 3rd edition of SBI Green Marathon, which is going to a zero waste event, would witness close to one lakh participants who will run to spread awareness about the importance of cleaner and greener society.
SBI General Insurance is going to be the health partner for SBI Green Marathon whereas SBI Life and SBI Mutual Funds are also significantly contributing to this cause. The 15 city marathon event will start from September 15, 2019 in Lucknow followed by Guwahati, Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar, Kolkata, Thiruvananthapuram, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Patna, Jaipur and concluding in Chandigarh on March 1, 2020. The run category for SBI Green Marathon would include 5K, 10K and 21K.
Alok Kumar Chaudhary, DMD (HR) & CDO, SBI said, “With a deep commitment for environment protection and sustainable development, we are delighted to step into yet another milestone with third edition of SBI Green Marathon. It has been a great 2 years for this event and we at SBI would like to thank all the stakeholders, who made the past two editions memorable & successful. We, once again call upon all to join hands with us and come together to run for a clean and healthy future”.
The “Run for Green” theme of this marathon event recognizes every participating individual as agents of change for a greener globe. All the participants will be given organic t-shirts to promote healthy and greener city. Even the runners’ bib would consist of seeds which can be planted after the Marathon. Also-bio degradable and recyclable material is to be used by the bank making this a zero waste event.
People interested in running in the third edition of SBI Green Marathon can register themselves on bookmyshow.com and youtoocanrun.com.
State Bank of India (SBI) the largest commercial bank in terms of assets, deposits, branches, customers and employees; is also the largest mortgage lender in the country. As on March 31, 2019, the bank has a deposit base of over Rs. 29 lakh crore with CASA ratio of 45.74% and advances of over Rs. 22 lakh crore. SBI commands around 35% of market share in home loans and auto loans. The Bank has the largest network of 22,010 branches in India and an ATM / CDM network of over 58,000. The number of customers using internet banking facility are more than 6 crore and mobile banking services stand at 1.41 crore. Downloads for YONO - an integrated digital and lifestyle platform by SBI - are over 2 Crore, with more than 15 lakh logins per day. On social media platforms, SBI has the highest number of followers on Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Pinterest. The Bank tops the list of followers on Facebook and YouTube across all banks worldwide.