Ravindra G Rajput 40Y. Company :Tube investment of India Ltd.Chakan (Pune); Running Group : VARAD4.0 ; LOCATION : CHINCHWAD/PUNE/INDIA
“Service to mankind is Service to God”
My Self Ravindra G Rajput. 40Yrs Working as Dy.Manager –Production in Tube investment of India ltd. (Chakan- Shikrapur-Pune) Murugappa Group.
Cycling & Running are my soul. I strongly drive cycling & running activities in my group as well as friends and society. Till date I have participated in 100+ Marathons/Runs and many cycling events and have supported various worthy causes for our nation. Spreading awareness about wellness and fitness ways to live healthy is one of the greatest service one can make towards society we live in.
When I started cycling+running from 31st January 2016, that time my weight was 90 Kg. I was feeling unhealthy & was tired often, was unable to do more work due to being overweight, and started feeling slight knee pain. Doctor suggested need to start the walking & jogging. I started practice, cycling, walking, jogging early in the morning from 15th Feb 2016 and started 2/3Km cycling + running daily.
Initially friends laughed at me when I was on run & cycling, but I ignored & continued towards my goal, with the help of Mr.Abhishek Khandalkar (Running Guru) I took part in my first ever Marathon “Runathon of Hope” & Cyclothon was Bhakti-Shakti Cyclothon, Rotary Cyclothon, Indian Cycling League, Smart commute, Big Duathlon Cycling Challenge Cycling etc with various evnts organized towards causes like reduce pollution & lead healthy life, Cycling to avoids pollution.
That is the day fitness spark was generated inside me. From that day I have never look back.
When I realized that fitness is not for individual but also for everybody, I involved my spouse Mrs.Vrushali Rajput & kid also (they also participated in 100 Days of Running Challenge 2018). Most of my cycling journey they were there with me. Slowly-Slowly all my friends joined my journey, company colleagues as well … Now our team has become 21 member strong, and we call it “VARAD ”. I am delighted to inform that we as team are participating together in 100 Days of Running Challenge, and 40 Days Cycling Challenge. It is proud moment for us. We also participated in the car-free Sunday on 29 April 2018 in Pune.
As a “National Record” holder I collaborate on promoting fitness and healthy lifestyle in the Community, to promote Healthy & Fit lifestyle In young generation. It makes me happy & gives immense pleasure
to get a place in the India Book of Record 2017; Assist world Record 2018,Universal Record Forum Asian Record 2018; 4th Genius Indian Achiever Award 2018. We have to be fit so that we can work for others. We had started working for noble causes for health, fitness and awareness in society from 2016-17-18 under Various Campaigns:
1. Cycle2Work Campaign/Cycle use for Daily Work
2. Promoting Participating Running Cycling for Good health & Better lifestyle.
The 60 days so far of the 100 Days of Challenge has helped me to work hard, be dedicated, persistent & develop a strong will power. Toughness and consistency in life.
When “I” is replaced by “We”, even “illness” Becomes “Wellness”.
MY INSPIRATION FOR CYCLING ARE FIROZA mam, Gajusir, AJIT PATILSIR, Shankarji (ICC PCMC)