October 20, 2021

Bridgestone India joins P.V. Sindhu, MC Mary Kom and Udayan Mane in wishing the Indian Olympic Contingent

Staff Reporter –

Bridgestone India’s brand ambassadors and members of the Indian Olympic contingent Mary Kom, PV Sindhu and Udayan Mane today wished their co-team members the very best in the forthcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. All these sporting icons have worked hard towards the aim of achieving a podium finish at the forthcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Mary Kom and PV Sindhu’s journey of overcoming hardships and pursuing their dreams no matter what, is also well reflected in Bridgestone India’s Chase Your Dream campaign. Bridgestone India’s brand

ambassadors are an inspiration to Indians from all walks of life. In a virtual event, these sports icons were joined by Bridgestone India’s Managing Director wishing the India contingent success and laurels in Tokyo.“We are truly honoured to be associated with our brand ambassadors and it is a matter of pride that Mary Kom will be one of the Indian flag bearers at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. They not only epitomise virtues that Bridgestone India strongly stands for but also hold incredible power and influence to enthuse millions of Indians across the country who struggle to achieve their goals, more so during these very taxing times. We believe that harbouring a

strong culture of sports and investing in our people will contribute towards creation of better individuals leading to a holistically developed society.” said Mr Parag Satpute, Managing Director, Bridgestone India.Team Bridgestone is an epic example of sheer determination to Chase your Dreams and succeed despite all challenges and the campaign calls upon Indians to cheer them as they gear up to win big in Tokyo.My journey with Bridgestone has been eventful and a memorable one. Through my journey I want to communicate to all my fellow athletes ready to represent India that sports is not for the faint hearted, especially boxing as a female athlete. The journey is never short of roadblocks. Bridgestone is a brand known for its strength and endurance, and it has risen to the cause of encouraging every upcoming athlete’s sportsman spirit and it resonates deeply with me.” said Padma Vibhushan MC Mary Kom. “As Bridgestone India’s first brand ambassador I feel thrilled and responsible to talk about my journey and all the tough lessons that have led up to achieving success in the international

arena. I would want more Indians to step up to this challenge and via this platform I am honoured to be associated with Bridgestone India to spread this message of determination and perseverance. Bridgestone has a strong sports lineage which is further strengthened with their Worldwide Olympic Partnership and we want more Indian athletes to conquer the global Olympic stage.” said Padma Bhushan P.V. Sindhu. “We have launched ‘Chase Your Dream’ campaign in India and are proud to be associated with these sports personalities who help us connect with our target consumers in a very special way,that relates to the core spirit behind any sport. There is certainly a lot of toil, struggle and lesser known ‘chase your dream’ stories of these athletes, who have exhibited tremendous endurance and performance to reach the world stage.” said Mr. Deepak Gulati, Executive Officer Marketing & Solutions, Bridgestone India.Bridgestone proudly became a Worldwide Olympic Partner in 2014 and a Worldwide Paralympic Partner in 2018. The company has global rights to the Olympic and Paralympic Movement through to 2024, a period that includes the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024. The Upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 hold a special significance for Bridgestone, as they are set to take place in Japan, the home of their global headquarters and the country where the company was founded 90 years ago. About the Bridgestone Corporation Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partnerships: Bridgestone

Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, proudly became a Worldwide Olympic Partner in 2014 and a Worldwide Paralympic Partner in 2018. The company has global rights to the Olympic and Paralympic Movements through to 2024, a period that includes the Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, Beijing 2022 and Paris 2024. Bridgestone activities related to its Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partnerships are guided by a global “Chase Your Dream” message, which intends to inspire people to overcome obstacles and persevere in pursuit of their goals. Additionally, these activities advance the company’s efforts to help create a more inclusive and sustainable society in alignment with its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve. As a worldwide partner, Bridgestone has marketing rights that include its full range of tires, tire services and selected automotive vehicle services, self-propelled bicycles, seismic isolation bearings, and a variety of building and industrial products. About Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa: Bridgestone in Europe, Russia, Middle East, India and Africa (BSEMIA), headquartered in Zaventem (Belgium), is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation, a global leader providing sustainable mobility and advanced solutions. In addition to its premium tyre products, BSEMIA offers a growing portfolio of tyre-centric and mobility solutions, and serves its customers in an extensive retail network with thousands of touchpoints. Together with its partners and guided by its global corporate social responsibility commitment, Our Way to Serve, Bridgestone is dedicated to shaping a sustainable future of mobility and improving how people move, live, work and play.For more information about Bridgestone in EMIA, please visit www.bridgestone-emia.com and www.bridgestonenewsroom.eu. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd started its operations in 1996. In March 1998 with the setup of its manufacturing facility in Kheda, Madhya Pradesh, Bridgestone achieved its objective of running Indian manufactured Bridgestone tyres on Indian Roads. It expanded its facilities by setting up one more facility in Chakan, Pune in 2013. In a short stint of more than 20 years, Bridgestone India Pvt. Ltd has become one of the leading tyre companies in both the OEM & Replacement market.

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