Quark co-partners with Connect Broadband to unroll 'Quark Global Marathon' - an initiative to emphasize work life balance
Quark co-partners with Connect Broadband to unroll 'Quark Global Marathon' - an initiative to emphasize work life balance  

Chandigarh, March 29, 2017: At a time when work related stress is taking a toll on the life of employees in the corporate world IT global giant Quark co-partnering with Connect Broadband market leader in wire-line and broadband segment in Punjab together with, radio partner Red FM 93.5 organized the unique 'Quark Global Marathon' in Chandigarh. Employees ran together in the wee hours of Sunday morning, to spread the message of health and fitness.

 

The non-competitive 5 kms (3.1 miles) Marathon saw more than 300 participants holding up signs of 'Stay Fit, Stay Healthy' to promote work life balance. The event had rookie runners, seniors, adults, kids aged above 5 yrs and seasoned marathon veterans and was witnessed by the employees, family and children of Quark.

 

To ensure the involvement and participation of kids in this marathon, Connect Broadband felicitated more than 70 kids with participation certificates and goodies to promote the spirit of health and fitness. The marathon was an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of a healthy lifestyle for kids who are already gripped with gadgets and technology. It was an opportunity to spread the importance of fitness for a company with a large and relatively young workforce and their families.

 

Organized across the globe, the Quark Global Marathon and co-partnered by Connect Broadband in India, stresses the importance of work life balance. The health partner of the event, Max Hospital volunteered ambulances, doctors, physiotherapists, nurses and sports injury experts who were also present at regular intervals during the marathon. Newly launched in Chandigarh Super hit radio station 93.5 Red FM was the radio partner for the event. Their primetime RJ's interacted with the runners and motivated them throughout.

Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO, Connect Broadband said, "Taking care of employees' health and wellness plays a large part in the organization's agenda. We are delighted to partner with Quark for this marathon and hopefully we will have more and more people running to stay fit and healthy. It's also a great way to motivate yourself and others to get a bit more active."

 

Mr. Sofi Zahoor,Sr.Director India-HR & Operations,Quark India believes that holding regular events throughout the year helps give walkers and runners targets they can work towards and is a great motivator to promote healthy and active livelihoods for employees of Quark. We will keep organizing more events so as to create awareness about fitness. I feel this wellness initiative can bring light to the lives of the employees and thereby bring change in the lethargic routines".

 

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Arvind Bali, CEO Connect Broadband said, "The need of speed is increasing on daily basis and only fixed line technology can fulfill that need.The penetration and the number of Smartphone users have increased to a great extent over the past few years and we have multiple users connected to a home Wi-Fi connection. With each user accessing internet from his device the requirement for speed goes up substantially so there is need for higher bandwidth to provide that seamless experience. Innovative fixed-line technology choices such as VDSL vectoring will deliver even faster speeds over fixed lines, which also deliver consistent performance that does not slow down at busy times and do not require data caps to constrain use."

 
About CONNECT

CONNECT is a pan India ISP Licensee with market leadership in Punjab Telecom Circle, which consists of Punjab, the Union Territory of Chandigarh and Panchkula. The Company also provides a full gamut of telecommunication services, which includes voice telephony, both Wireline and fixed wireless, Internet services, broadband data services and a range of value added service viz., Centrex, leased lines, voice mail and video conferencing. Connect has recently expanded its coverage footprint with launch of data services in Haryana and Himachal Pradesh.

 

What more? CONNECT also provides Wireless Broadband service across Punjab. Offering high speed internet through a wireless medium, CONNECT Wireless Broadband enables users to access internet through their Laptops, PCs, Tablets, Wi-Fi enabled phones in the wireless vicinity & FTTH which is a Broadband telecommunications system based on fiber-optic cables and associated optical electronics. The technology reaches the boundary of the living space, such as a box on the outside wall of a home. Quadruple play of high-speed broadband, high-definition video, unlimited 'anywhere' telephony, and real-time surveillance are a few key take-aways for users.

 
About Quark

Quark Software Inc. was founded in Denver, Colorado, USA in 1981 with the mission to reinvent how content creators and creative professionals bring their visions to life. Over the past 35 years our solutions have made an indelible mark on the processes for creating high-fidelity, engaging and omni-channel content. Today, with the leading content automation platform, Quark infuses automation into every stage of the creation, management, publishing and delivery of today's most important content.

Quark offers the only end-to-end content automation platform that enables the creation, management, publishing and delivery of content across print, Web and digital channels. Quark's vision is to leverage automation to transform the entire lifecycle of business-critical content to make the world's most innovative organizations more efficient, more effective, and more competitive.