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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 Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma, India’s first BASE jumper

Gurgaon, June 8, 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 honours Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma-
a BASE jumper who pursued his dream to establish and popularize BASE jumping in India.

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 Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma- India’s first- BASE jumper, wing-suit flyer and professional sky-diving instructor. Trained in Kuala Lumpur, Col. Verma has performed BASE jumps from KL Tower in Malaysia, Perrine Bridge & Grand Canyon in the U.S. and the TV tower in Delhi. Breaking the societal norms by taking up an unconventional profession, Col. Verma truly embodies Mountain Dew’s spirit of “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 Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma’s story.

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

To listen to Lt. Col. Satyendra Verma’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