Mumbai, June 17, 2017: Business leaders from various companies came together and stole the audience’s hearts with their exemplary performances at the 18th edition of CEOs Sing for GF Kids in Mumbai. CEOs of leading companies of the country took the stage by a storm, with a mix of old and new Hindi and English hit songs, all in support for a noble cause—to Save Little HeartsWith the aim to help critically ill under-privileged children with heart disorders, Genesis Foundation invited corporate leaders from across the spectrum of industries to come together and help raise funds for the causeMusic brings joy to everyone, and through this event, the Foundation’s aim has always been to make ‘giving’ joyous. Taking time out from their busy schedules, the CEOs’ participation sends a strong message of love and harmony through the universally favourite medium of music, even as it raises awareness and funds to support the cause. What made this edition even more special was that one of the closest and most dedicated supporters of Genesis Foundation, YM Deosthalee, Past Chairman, L&T Finance Holdings, played the host for the evening.The evening began on a rocking note with Daniel Weber, who sang his original number, Set Me Free. He was followed by Vinodini Lulla, who sang the popular Hindi song Dil Hai Chhota Sa, as a message of hope for the children supported by the Foundation. The amazing performances by Mr. Hitesh Gajaria and Mr. Ramesh Iyer, Vice-Chairman, MD & President, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd. on the Bollywood numbers set the tone for the night while performances by Mr. Vinit Store and Mr. Kerman Lalkaka, GM, ITC, Grand Central, Mumbai mesmerised everyone. The gala event hit crescendo at the end with an amazing line up of singers like Mr. Mehmood Curmally, CEO, JnY Entertainment, Mr. Dinesh Mirchandani, Managing Partner, Boyden, Mr. Atul Ahuja, President, Learning Palm playing, Mr. Dennis Taraporewala, Managing Director, Criesse Communications singing some memorable numbers.The line-up of this year’s edition of CEOs Sing For GF Kids included
· Daniel Weber, CEO, Sunlust Pictures
· Vinodini Lulla, Trustee, CMCA Dil hai chhota sa, giving hope
· Dennis Taraporewala, Managing Director, Criesse Communications
· Hitesh Gajaria, Partner, BSR
· Atul Ahuja, President, Learning Palm
· Vinit Store, CEO, The Quadron Business Park
· V Vaidyanathan, Chairman, Capital First
· Kerman Lalkaka, GM, ITC, Grand Central, Mumbai
· Dinesh Mirchandani, Managing Partner, Boyden
· Subhash Kamath, Managing Partner, BBH India
· Mehmood Curmally, CEO, JnY Entertainment
· Ramesh Iyer, Vice-Chairman, MD & President, Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Ltd.
“It was a great evening and we all had a great time listening to leaders sing to fine tunes and polished melodies. It was an honor for me to host the event this year. I am always happy to do my bit for GF Kids and also thankful to Prema Sagar and Jyoti Sagar for giving me this wonderful opportunity. The CEOs who sang here today are all talented individuals and we are grateful to each one of them for coming together to support the noble cause. Their heartwarming support give us the strength to do more for the kids.”said YM Deosthalee, Past Chairman, L&T Finance Holdings
“This is my third time at Genesis Foundation “CEOs Sing for GF kids”. It is amazing how much the platform has grown in scale and the number of people it reaches out to. Genesis Foundation is supporting a critical cause and the “CEOs Sing for GF kids” provides an outstanding platform to raise money for crtically ill underprivileged children”, saidDaniel Weber, CEO, Sunlust Pictures.
“The Genesis Foundation has been doing some wonderful work to support critically ill and underprivileged children and their families. It has been a pleasure to be associated with this cause to offer a shoulder to the needy ones. It am thrilled to have performed yet again at this fantastic event”, said V.Vaidyanathan, Chariman, Capital First.
“The Genesis Foundation has provided me an opportunity to contribute and help many children suffering critical illnesses. It is great attending Genesis Foundation “CEOs Sing for GF kids” as allows many of us to contribute to a cause while having a great time. It doesn’t matter whether one sings perfectly or not, all that matters is that its positively impacting the lives of children”, Subhash Kamath, CEO and Managing Partner, BBH India.
About Genesis Foundation:
Genesis Foundation facilitates medical treatment for critically ill under-privileged children suffering with Heart Disorders. The support required in the said critical illness varies from specific surgeries (including neonatal), Cath Lab Interventions along with recovery and recuperation post-surgery.
We Save Little Hearts.
So far, we have supported medical treatment of over 1200 critically ill children. The children supported by the Foundation belong to families with an income of less than Rs.10,000 per month and the parents and caregivers are unable to afford treatment of these children who suffer from a serious life-threatening ailment.
100% of funds raised are used towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees.
GF is registered under Section 12-A and 80-G of the Income Tax Act, which entitles 50% tax exemption. GF is also registered under FCRA allowing it to receive foreign funds.