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Home » Media » Press Releases » Mountain Dew Salutes The Real Heroes Of India

Mountain Dew Salutes The Real Heroes Of India

Narrates the exhilarating tale of Shital Mahajan - first woman to perform an accelerated free-
fall jump over Antarctica

Gurgaon, July 03, 2015 : Post the launch of a successful TVC earlier this year; Mountain Dew is all set to bring its philosophy of
‘Naam Bantey Hai Risk Se’ to life. As a continuation to the campaign, Mountain Dew honoursPadma Shri Shital Mahajan-
the first woman to perform an accelerated free fall jump over Antarctica from 10,000 feet.

The campaign captures the thought and ideology of every Indian today, who believes in taking risks to reach his or her goals. Taking examples from real life, Mountain Dew brings to life the exhilarating story of Padma Shri Shital Mahajan- skydiver and extreme sportsperson who is the youngest woman to jump over both the North and South Poles without trials. Holder of eight world records till date, Shital, whose achievements have inspired many Indian civilians to take up the adventure sport across ages, truly embodies Mountain Dew’s spirit “Naam Bantey Hai Risk Se”.

Speaking on the campaign, Ruchira Jaitly, Sr. Director, Marketing (Social Beverages), PepsiCo India said,“Mountain Dew has always been the original initiator that helps you break out of the ordinary. As the name suggests, ‘Naam Bante Hai Risk Se’ recognizes risk-takers who have not settled for status-quo. This is our tribute to real-life heroes who have overcome challenges in life, made a name for themselves and set examples for others as well.”

Mountain Dew invites people who are or know of such individuals and unrecognized, real heroes who have risen above fear, broken out of the ordinary and emerged victorious. The call for entries has been activated through digital platforms like Facebook, Twitter and the Mountain Dew website along with print ads, radio and mobile. In addition to this, a unique IVR mechanism has been designed facilitate consumers to submit entries and also listen to Padma Shri Shital Mahajan’s story.

To register a new entry, give a missed call on 09223215555

To listen to Padma Shri Shital Mahajan’s , story, SMS to 09223008333

For more details, log on to https://www.facebook.com/mountaindewindiaor

About PepsiCo India :

PepsiCo entered India in 1989 and has grown to become one of the largest MNC food and beverage businesses in India. PepsiCo India has been consistently investing in the country and has built an expansive beverage and snack food business supported by 37 beverage bottling plants and 3 food plants. PepsiCo India’s diverse portfolio includes iconic brands like Pepsi, Lay’s, Kurkure, Tropicana 100%, Gatorade and Quaker.

PepsiCo’s growth in India has been guided by “Performance with Purpose”, its goal to deliver top-tier financial performance while creating sustainable growth and shareholder value. In practice, Performance with Purpose means providing a wide range of foods and beverages from treats to healthy eats; finding innovative ways to minimize our impact on the environment and lower our costs through energy and water conservation, as well as reduced use of packaging material; providing a safe and inclusive workplace for our employees globally; and respecting, supporting and investing in the local communities where we operate. In 2009, PepsiCo India achieved a significant milestone, by becoming the first business to achieve ‘Positive Water Balance’ in the beverage world, a fact verified by Deloitte Touché Tohmatsu India Pvt. Ltd. The company has been Water Positive since then. For more information, please visit www.pepsicoindia.co.in

For further information, please contact :

Aastha Khurana

Genesis Burson-Marsteller

+91 9711209880