Genesis Foundation – 40 CEOs sing for GF Kids
The second edition of ‘40 CEOs Sing for GF Kids’ ends on a rocking note
Dia Mirza marks a year as the inspiring Ambassador for GF initiatives.
CEOs from 3 cities come together take center stage to raise funds for the treatment of critically ill under-privileged children.
Genesis Foundation today held the second edition of its one-of- a-kind fundraiser – 40 CEOs Sing for GF Kids, in Mumbai. Business leaders from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore came together once again to compete as teams, giving high-energy performances of old, new, Hindi and English songs, to support the treatment of critically ill under-privileged children in the areas of heart, cancer and thalassemia.
The evening of spell-binding musical performances by leaders of boardrooms, divided in three teams from Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, saw a friendly competition, where the corporate honchos exalted the audience with their repertoire of songs ranging from popular western to Bollywood!
There were some leg-shaking performances, some gave us goose-bumps and some were purely inspiring.
The event was hosted by popular anchor and singer Mihir Joshi. The performances were evaluated by celebrated personalities like Zila Khan, Indian Sufi and classical singer, Lesle Lewis, Indian and Western fusion singer, and Ashish Manchanda, noted mixing and recording engineer, remixer and music producer. We also saw singer Harshdeep Kaur of give a surprise performance.
The Delhi team, comprising of CEOs from Jubilant Foodworks, SAP, iBus Network, Global Access. Learning Solutions, Cargill India, Napino Auto and Electronics, Modern Foods and McKinsey were announced winners. From Indipop to old Hindi film numbers the Delhi team were true to their name ‘Dil Se’ and gave a rocking performance of mostly upbeat numbers—straight from the heart.
Speaking at the event, Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation expressed her gratitude and delight, “A delightful event with every person giving their time, effort and best wishes to support critically ill children. What more can one ask for! Just like last year, I am amazed at the commitment that our CEO supporters have for the cause to come all the way from different parts of India to participate in this event. It has been an incredible year for us and I want to express our heartfelt gratitude to each person associated with not just tonight’s event but with the Foundation in any big or small way. The task at hand is huge, but our supporters give us the reassurance that it’s not impossible.”
Also gracing the event, Dia Mirza, Actor, Producer, Humanitarian and Ambassador of Genesis Foundation said, “What an exciting, fun evening this was, coupled with the joy of supporting a beautiful cause! Every person associated with Genesis Foundation brings with them an energy that is positive and infectious and I have been fortunate to experience that this past year. These CEOs, setting their busy jobs and inhibitions aside to sing with abandon, the tireless team, the generous supporters—all make for a powerful force in the fight against the critical illnesses that under- privileged children are facing."
The CEOs who gave their valuable time—which is the most precious thing they have—for the event
An initiative to ‘Give Life A Chance’
Over the years, ‘CEOs Sing for GF Kids’ has created a community of CEOs who wholeheartedly support GF’s fund-raising initiatives to Give Life a Chance. In keeping with the Genesis Foundation’s core to build a participatory culture of giving, musically-inclined CEOs come together each year to raise funds for the critically ill and underprivileged children. “Over the years, the CEOs Sing events have created a community of supporters who don’t just give their time to participate in the singing events, like tonight’s 40 CEOs Sing For GF Kids, but with their influence, they also inspire their colleagues and other people to give their support to the cause of Genesis Foundation,” said Jyoti Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation.
Other fund-raising initiatives by Genesis Foundation In order to raise awareness and resources to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids, GF has created unusual and unique participative fundraising events involving music, art and food. Some of these events are Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, Music for Life events, among others. Last year saw the addition of another musical event called the Goa Rhythm & Blues Festival, held in Goa for the first time.
About Genesis Foundation
Genesis Foundation facilitates medical treatment for critically ill under-privileged children in the areas of Heart, Cancer and Thalassemia.
Genesis Foundation facilitates medical treatment for critically ill under-privileged children in the areas of Heart, Cancer & Thalassemia. Support from GF in the said critical illnesses, varies from specific medical intervention, recovery and recuperation, to extended treatments like surgeries, chemotherapy and follow-up medicines post surgeries.
GF has provided support to 1000-plus critically ill children and hope to Give Life a Chance for many more. 100% of funds raised are dedicated towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees.
GF is registered under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of 1961, which entitles 50% tax exemption.