11th CEOs Sing for GF Kids

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After a successful run in Mumbai and Delhi this year, Genesis Foundation is back with the 11th edition of CEOs Sing for GF Kids, to be held at 7.00 pm on Saturday, 30th August, 2014, at the ITC Gardenia, on Residency Road, Bengaluru.

This fund-raiser will help save lives of 8 GF Kids.  Genesis Foundation (GF) supports critically ill under-privileged and orphan children in the areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, post organ transplant, thalassemia and extreme deformities.  We Give Life a Chance

CEOs Sing for GF Kids attracts a great line-up of talented CEOs who volunteer their time and talent for this fund raiser event.  Each CEO sings a couple of songs of their choice and entertain the guests, who through purchase of table/seats, will help raise funds for GF Kids.

For the 11th edition of Genesis Foundation’s CEOs Sing for GF Kids, to be held in Bangalore,
10 CEOs will enthral the audience with their music –

Sanjay Kapoor, Chairman, Micromax Informatics Ltd
P Balaji, MD, Nokia India Sales Pvt Ltd
Sanjiv Sarin, Regional President – South Asia, Tata Global Beverages Ltd
Sanjay Purohit, Managing Director, Levi Strauss (India) Pvt Ltd
Sulaiman Jamal, CEO, Bevel Gears India Pvt Ltd
Dr Thomas Chandy, CMD and Chief of Orthopaedics, Hosmat Hospitals
Biren Ghose, Country Head, Technicolour (India )
Sanjay Purohit, CEO and MD, EdgeVerve Systems Ltd.
Natarajan Viswanathan, Country Head, IKS International
Ajit Saldanha, CEO, Eventually
Manoj Nair, Co-Founder & President, Novel Office Spaces
Ashok Genomal, CEO, Jockey India
Arati Rao, Founder, B-Flat
Bruce lee Mani, Thermal and a Quarter

Participate and support the cause by buying donor passes for a table or seats –

contact:
Dolly Malvai – Ph: + 91 98112 68189 – email: dolly.malvai@genesis-foundation.net
Geeta Verma – Ph: +91 9910179519 – email: geeta.verma@genesis-foundation.net

Table of 8 people: Rs.60,000
Individual: Rs.8,000 per head
This includes entry to the event, complimentary bar and dinner

Cocktails will be sponsored by Pernod Ricard.
More sponsorship options are available and listed below.

Sponsorship Options & Benefits:
Contact:
Pankaj Lal – Ph: +91 98108 83871 – email: geeta.verma@genesis-foundation.net

Gold Sponsorship: Rs.400,000
Deliverables: Branding on donor cards & backdrop;
Sponsor may display promotional material at event (standee/Brochure);
Sponsorship credit through announcements at the venue
Complimentary 6 invites

Silver Sponsorship: Rs.300,000-
Deliverables: Branding on backdrop;
Sponsorship credit through announcements at the venue
Complimentary 4 invites

Bronze Sponsorship: Rs.200,000
Deliverables: Branding on backdrop;
Sponsorship credit through announcements at the venue
Complimentary 2 invites

GF is registered under section 80-G of the Income Tax Act of 1961, which entitles 50% tax exemption.  100% of funds raised are dedicated towards treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the Trustees.

13 CEOs of India Inc Sing to Save Lives of 8 GF Kids

CEOs Sing Events

Gurgaon, July 19, 2014: Genesis Foundation today, brought together a very impressive line – up of 13 CEOs from the corporate world of Delhi and Mumbai on a common platform at Genesis Foundation’s CEOs Sing for GF Kids, held at the Crowne Plaza Today, Gurgaon, Haryana , where they sang to save lives of 8 underprivileged critically ill children. In this unique fundraiser, these CEOs demonstrated their singing talent with their repertoires ranging from Elvis Presley to Kishore Kumar songs, to raise funds in order to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids!

The event, held in Gurgaon on Saturday, 19th July, 2014, was an evening of musical fun, where these CEOs performed to entertain a gathering of more than 200 guests, with their singing abilities. Entry to this fundraiser was through donor passes and the funds raised from this event, will be utilised by Genesis Foundation to provide financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for 8 critically ill, under-privileged children.

The CEOs who took the time to participate were –
Sanjay Kapoor, Chairman, Micromax Informatics Limited
YM Deosthalee, Chairman & Managing Director, L&T Finance Holdings
Niren Chaudhary, MD, Indian Subcontinent, Yum! Restaurants International
P Balaji, MD, Nokia India Sales Pvt Ltd
Mehmood Curmally, MD, Rhythm House, Mumbai
Vipin Raheja, CMD, Napino Auto and Electronics Ltd
Raman Kapoor, MD, Superama India
Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd
Shireesh Joshi, COO, Strategic Marketing Group, Godrej
Dinesh Mirchandani, President India, Boyden Global Executive Search
Geetu Verma, Executive Director Foods, Hindustan Unilever
Sunil Sachdeva, Co-Founder, Medanta Medicity
Dr Sudipto Pakrasi, Chairman, Div. of Ophthalmology, Medanta

The audience was left spell bound with renditions of Kishore songs by P Balaji, Vipin Raheja and Ajay Kaul. Sanjay and YM Deosthalee sang Mohd. Rafi and Manna Dey songs! Mehmood Curmally, Sudipto Pakrasi, Niren Chaudhary and Geetu belted out foot-tapping western numbers.

Prema Sagar, Founding Trustee of Genesis Foundation said, “An event is successful when people and performers come together in a magical way – this was truly one such evening when more than 200 people clapped and sang along with the CEOs, for a very meaningful purpose” “We appreciate the commitment from these delightful CEOs – not just for taking the time but for lending their voice as well to support GF in facilitating treatment of under privileged and orphan children, she added.

On this occasion, Genesis Foundation did the first public screening in the National Capital Region, of a short film on the Foundation’s activities. The film, curated by noted film maker Ketan Mehta, show cases the work GF does with critically ill children, hospitals and fundraising events. Ketan Mehta, who could not be present due to prior commitments, in his message said, “Health as they say is wealth and Genesis Foundation is indeed creating a true wealth – that is inclusive and not exclusive. Great work!”

Deepa Sahi, well known actress and film producer, in her message said, “It is organisations like Genesis Foundation that restore my faith in humanity in these cynical times where money is considered the only purpose of life! Thank you Prema and Jyoti Sagar and all the volunteers of Genesis Foundation, who are showing the world how to give, not just take…”.

In order to raise resources to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids, GF has created unique participative fund-raising events involving music, art and food. Some of these events are:
The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, JadhavGADH Music Festival, CEOs Sing for GF Kids, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, Musical Evenings, Art Shows, Theatre, etc. GF is also the beneficiary of CEOs Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia.

Genesis Foundation presents the 10th edition of CEOs Sing for GF Kids in Gurgaon to save lives of 10 critically ill Children

CEOs Sing Events

Gurgaon, July 9, 2014: Genesis Foundation today announced that 12 CEOs, who form the backbone of India Inc., will dedicate their time to showcase their musical talent and participate in the 10th edition of Genesis Foundation’s CEOs Sing for GF Kids, to raise funds to save lives of 10 critically ill children.

The event, to be held in Gurgaon on Saturday, 19th July, 2014, at Hotel Crown Plaza Today, promises to be an evening of musical fun, coming from a very impressive line-up of performers from the corporate world who will enthral a gathering of more than 125 people with their remarkable singing abilities:

Sanjay Kapoor – Chairman, Micromax Informatics Ltd
Geetu Verma – Executive Director, Hindustan Unilever Ltd
Niren Chaudhary – President, Yum India
P Balaji – MD, Nokia India Pvt Ltd
Ajay Kaul – CEO, Jubilant Foodworks Ltd
Mehmood Curmally – MD, Rhythm House
Shireesh Joshi – COO, Strategic Marketing Group, Godrej
Daniel Webber – CEO, Sunlust Pictures
Dinesh Mirchandani – President India, Boyden Executive Global Search
Vipin Raheja- MD, Napino Auto & Electronics Limited
Raman Kapoor- MD, Superama India
Sunil Sachdeva – Cofounder, Medanta Medicity

Entry to this fundraiser is through donor passes and the funds raised from CEOs Sing for GF Kids will be utilised by Genesis Foundation to provide financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for 10 critically ill, under-privileged children.

Speaking on the occasion, Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “The incredible response that the event has received gives us confidence that today’s head honchos are sensitized about maintaining a balance between work and their hobbies, and are willing to go the extra mile for the benefit of the society at large.”

And, this is what the participating CEOs have to say:

Mehmood Curmally, CEO, Rhythm House
“Music has been my life, both professionally and personally, a means of livelihood, a family tradition and a passion. What more can I ask for; if what I am so closely associated with, can help alleviate a child’s suffering. Hope this just keeps getter bigger and bigger, so we can together help those in dire need. Kudos, Genesis Foundation.”

Daniel Webber, CEO, Sunlust Pictures said, “There is no greater power than using your creative gift to help those who are less privileged. If you have a way and the will, then you should give back in life.”

Geetu Verma, Executive Director Foods, Hindustan Unilever: “I continue to be humbled and inspired by the passion and dedication of Prema and the Genesis team to make a real difference to lives in need. It is a team with a life mission and it’s an honour to be a small part of their mission’.

In order to raise resources to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids, GF has created unusual and unique participative fund-raising events involving music, art and food. Some of these events are: The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, JadhavGADH Music Festival, CEOs Sing for GF Kids, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, Musical Evenings, Art Shows, Theatre, etc. GF is also the beneficiary of CEOs Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia.

10th Edition of CEOs Sing for GF Kids

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Gurgaon, July 19, 2014 – After a successful run in Mumbai, Genesis Foundation held its 10th CEOs Sing for GF Kids, in Gurgaon, where 13 CEOs of India Inc sang to raise funds to save lives of 8 under-privileged critically ill GF Kids.

This fundraiser was organised by GF in the Ballroom of Hotel Crown Plaza Today, Gurgaon.

The event, held in Gurgaon on Saturday, 19th July, 2014, was an evening of musical fun, where these CEOs performed to entertain a gathering of more than 200 guests, with their singing abilities.

The CEOs who took the time to participate were –
Sanjay Kapoor, Chairman, Micromax Informatics Limited
YM Deosthalee, Chairman & Managing Director, L&T Finance Holdings
Niren Chaudhary, MD, Indian Subcontinent, Yum! Restaurants International
P Balaji, MD, Nokia India Sales Pvt Ltd
Mehmood Curmally, MD, Rhythm House, Mumbai
Vipin Raheja, CMD, Napino Auto and Electronics Ltd
Raman Kapoor, MD, Superama India
Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd
Shireesh Joshi, COO, Strategic Marketing Group, Godrej
Dinesh Mirchandani, President India, Boyden Global Executive Search
Geetu Verma, Executive Director Foods, Hindustan Unilever
Sunil Sachdeva, Co-Founder, Medanta Medicity
Dr Sudipto Pakrasi, Chairman, Div. of Ophthalmology, Medanta Medicity

The audience was left spell bound with renditions of Kishore songs by P Balaji, Vipin Raheja and Ajay Kaul. Sanjay and YM Deosthalee sang Mohd. Rafi and Manna Dey songs! Mehmood Curmally, Sudipto Pakrasi, Niren Chaudhary and Geetu Verma belted out foot-tapping western numbers.

Prema Sagar, Founding Trustee of Genesis Foundation very aptly said, “An event is successful when people and performers come together in a magical way – this was truly one such evening when more than 200 people clapped and sang along with the CEOs, for a very meaningful purpose” “We appreciate the commitment from these delightful CEOs – not just for taking the time but for lending their voice as well to support GF in facilitating treatment of under privileged and orphan children, she added.

What some of our GF Stars said …

“Thanks for inviting me and my wife for such a fun filled yet humbling experience. It was so gratifying to observe the passion in people around music and their association with your foundation. Seema and I, thoroughly enjoyed an evening like this after many moons. Keep up the good work and I want to assure you that you have lit an awakening in my mind!”

-Sanjay Kapoor,
Chairman, Micromax Informatics Limited

“What an evening. It was my first, so it was that much more overwhelming.

We have some excellent talent and singers here, and I felt honoured to be singing alongside. My family and friends had a great time too. I am committed to GF in future. Great show!”

Ajay Kaul,
CEO, Jubilant FoodWorks Ltd

“What a truly melodious evening and mellifluous company!! More power to GF Kids and to the wonderful people that make it so.”

Geetu Verma,
Executive Director Foods, Hindustan Unilever

“It was indeed a wonderful experience. Great ambience. Full of energy, passion and talent. All participants were superb. Many new acquaintances ….. a very enjoyable evening.

Thank you very much for including me in the team and making the event so memorable. Your inclusion agenda is real. Thank you for being so nice to all of us and also to lots of children who need lot of love and attention. Music connects and these connections are lasting. I wish to remain connected to all.”

YM Deosthalee,
Chairman & Managing Director, L&T Finance Holdings

“I am glad to become part of the event which could not be more noble than saving lives of critically ill children. Compliments to the GF team for doing a great job. It was a great evening meeting people with similar interests and forming new friends. Thank you very much, Genesis Foundation team.”

Vipin Raheja,
CMD, Napino Auto and Electronics Ltd

“What an evening! I was taken aback with the immense talent floating about, for a moment thought of running away as I had not even rehearsed. You have a rocking and a vibrant foundation running.”

Dr Sudipto Pakrasi,
Chairman, Div. of Ophthalmology, Medanta

Thank you so much for the wonderful evening. Kudos to the organizing team for conceiving and executing such a brilliant initiative. I am truly honoured and humbled to have shared the stage with such prodigious contemporaries of mine.

Sunil Sachdeva,
Co-Founder, Medanta Medicity

“Indeed a great evening and great to know an increasing bunch of enthusiasts!”

Shireesh Joshi,
COO, Strategic Marketing Group, Godrej

“Thank you for such a memorable evening – the energy, the inspiration, the talent and importantly the happiness I felt coming was the best I have experienced in a really long time! I look forward to stay connected with friends…old and new. Thanks to the entire team in the foundation for organizing this fun, musical event for a serious and noble cause!

Genesis Foundation is doing exemplary work in providing support to terminally ill children. This indeed is a noble cause and it made me happy to be a part of this event.”

P Balaji,
MD, Nokia India Sales Pvt Ltd

The fundraiser was held in association with Pernod Ricard India.

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9 CEOs of India Inc will Sing to Save Lives of 6 Critically ill Children

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Genesis Foundation presents CEOs Sing for GF Kids in Mumbai

MUMBAI, June 6, 2014: Genesis Foundation today announced that 9 CEOs, who form the backbone of India Inc., will dedicate their time to showcase their musical talent and participate in Genesis Foundation’s CEOs Sing for GF Kids, to raise funds to save lives of 6 critically ill children.

The event, to be held in Mumbai on Saturday, 14th June, 2014, promises to be an evening of musical fun, coming from a very impressive line-up of performers from the corporate world who will enthral a gathering of more than 125 people with their remarkable singing abilities:

Y M Deosthalee – Chairman, L & T Finance Holdings
Ajay Chopra – Executive Chef, Westin
Daniel Weber – CEO, Sunlust Pictures
Mehmood Curmally – MD, Rhythm House
Dinesh Mirchandani – President India, Boyden Global Executive Search
Hitesh Gajaria – Partner in KPMG
Brian Tellis – Chairman, Fountainhead Promotions and Events
Sanjay Tandon – CEO, Music Composers Association of India and Singers association of India
Shireesh Joshi – COO, Strategic Marketing Group, Godrej

Ajay Chopra, Executive Chef, Westin, said, “What Genesis Foundation is doing is exceptionally inspirational and path breaking. I am so proud to help raise funds for children who almost saw the devil taking their lives to God giving a new light through Genesis Foundation in these children’s lives. Together, we partner for a greater cause – LIFE”

Daniel Webber, CEO, Sunlust Pictures said, “There is no greater power than using your creative gift to help those who are less privileged. If you have a way and the will, then you should give back in life.”

Entry to this fundraiser is through donor passes and the funds raised from CEOs Sing for GF Kids will be utilised by Genesis Foundation to provide financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for 6 critically ill under-privileged children.

Speaking on the occasion, Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “We are very excited about the event and are looking forward to see the creative side of these business leaders who have very graciously come forward to support this event. The fact that they are willing to go that extra mile for the benefit of the society speaks volumes of their commitment to the cause.”

In order to raise resources to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids, GF has created unusual and unique participative fund-raising events involving music, art and food. Some of these events are: The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, JadhavGADH Music Festival, CEOs Sing for GF Kids, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, Musical Evenings, Art Shows, Theatre, etc. GF is also the beneficiary of CEOs Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia.

Genesis Foundation’s CEOs Sing for GF Kids brings together 10 CEOs from Mumbai to Save 6 Precious Lives

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Mumbai, June 14, 2014: Genesis Foundation today brought together 10 CEOs from the corporate world of Mumbai on a common platform at Genesis Foundation’s CEOs Sing for GF Kids, held at the ITC Grand Central Mumbai, where they sang to save lives of 6 underprivileged critically ill children. These CEOs demonstrated their singing talent with their repertoires ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Kishore Kumar songs, to raise funds for GF Kids!

The audience was spell bound with renditions of songs like “Phoolone ke Rang Se..”, by Hitesh Gajaria, Partner, KPMG, Piano Man and Take it Easy by Brian Tellis and All of Me and The Circle of Life by Mehmod Curmally.

Prema Sagar, Founding Trustee of Genesis Foundation said, “Who thought that the contribution of a voice can change the life of a child. CEOs have come out of the closet to sing in public and as Shirish Joshi of Godrej said – what better than enjoying what we do that results in saving lives of such young critically ill children.” “Every year the event and the donations get bigger and we are able to treat more children”, she added.

On this occasion, Genesis Foundation did the first public screening of a short film on GF’s activities. The film curated by noted film maker Ketan Mehta, show cases the work GF does with critically ill children, hospitals and fundraising events. Ketan Mehta, who could not be present due to prior commitments, in his message said, “Health as they say is wealth and Genesis Foundation is indeed creating a true wealth – that is inclusive and not exclusive. Great work!”

Deepa Sahi, well known actress and film producer, in her message said, “It is organisations like Genesis Foundation that restore my faith in humanity in these cynical times where money is considered the only purpose of life! Thank you Prema and Jyoti Sagar and all the volunteers of Genesis Foundation, who are showing the world how to give, not just take…”.

Entry to this fundraiser was through donor passes and the funds raised from CEOs Sing for GF Kids will be utilised by Genesis Foundation to provide financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for 6 critically ill under-privileged children.

In order to raise resources to facilitate medical assistance to GF Kids, GF has created unique participative fund-raising events involving music, art and food. Some of these events are: The Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival, JadhavGADH Music Festival, CEOs Sing for GF Kids, CEOs Cook for GF Kids, Musical Evenings, Art Shows, Theatre, etc. GF is also the beneficiary of CEOs Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia.

CEOs Sing for GF Kids

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MUMBAI, June 14, 2014 Genesis Foundation was back with its 9th CEOs Sing for GF Kids, where 10 of Mumbai’s talented CEOs sang to entertain friends of GF and raise funds for 6 critically ill children.

The event, held at ITC Grand Central in Mumbai, had an impressive line-up of performers from the corporate world:

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Partner, RARE Enterprises

Ajay Chopra, Executive Chef, Westin

Daniel Weber, CEO, Sunlust Pictures

Mehmood Curmally, MD, Rhythm House

Dinesh Mirchandani, President India, Boyden Global Executive Search

Hitesh Gajaria, Partner in KPMG

Brian Tellis, Chairman, Fountainhead Promotions and Events

Y M Deosthalee, Chairman, L & T Finance Holdings

Sanjay Tandon, CEO, Music Composers Association of India and Singers association of India

Shireesh Joshi, COO, Strategic Marketing Group, Godrej

These CEOs demonstrated their singing talent with their repertoires ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Kishore Kumar songs. The audience was enthralled with renditions of songs like “Phoolone ke Rang Se..”, by Hitesh Gajaria, Partner, KPMG, Piano Man and Take it Easy by Brian Tellis and All of Me and The Circle of Life by Mehmod Curmally.

Prema Sagar (Founder Trustee of Genesis Foundation): “Who thought that the contribution of a voice can change the life of a child. CEOs have come out of the closet to sing in public and as Shirish Joshi of Godrej said – what better than enjoying what we do that results in saving lives of such young critically ill children. Every year the event and the donations get bigger and we are able to treat more children.”

On this occasion, Genesis Foundation did the first public screening of a short film on GF’s activities. The film curated by noted film maker Ketan Mehta, show cases the work GF does with critically ill children, hospitals and fundraising events. Ketan Mehta, who could not be present due to prior commitments, in his message On this occasion, Genesis Foundation did the first public screening of a short film on GF’s activities. The film curated by noted film maker Ketan Mehta, show cases the work GF does with critically ill children, hospitals and fundraising events. Ketan Mehta, who could not be present due to prior commitments, in his message said, “Health as they say is wealth and Genesis Foundation is indeed creating a true wealth – that is inclusive and not exclusive. Great work!”

Deepa Sahi (well known actress and film producer): “It is organisations like Genesis Foundation that restore my faith in humanity in these cynical times where money is considered the only purpose of life! Thank you Prema and Jyoti Sagar and all the volunteers of Genesis Foundation, who are showing the world how to give, not just take…”

What some of our participants said…

YM Deosthalee (Chairman & Managing Director, L&T Finance Holdings): “Genesis Foundation is doing exemplary work in providing support to terminally ill children. This indeed is a noble cause and it made me happy to be a part of this event.”

Dinesh Mirchandani (President India Boyden Global Executive): “The Genesis kids are truly blessed, and their blessings will come back to you manifold, for what you are doing. I am privileged to be able to help out but it is insignificant to what you have done for them.”

Hitesh D. Gajaria (Partner, KPMG): “I was humbled by the Good Work that Genesis does and am conscious of how much more can be done. Please do keep up your Good and Noble Mission! Thank you all for all the help and the hard work that you all did in making such wonderful arrangements. Let us pray that we are able to do this again.”

The fundraiser was held in association with Pernod Ricard India.

 

Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival 2014

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MUMBAI, June 14, 2014 Genesis Foundation was back with its 9th CEOs Sing for GF Kids, where 10 of Mumbai’s talented CEOs sang to entertain friends of GF and raise funds for 6 critically ill children.

The event, held at ITC Grand Central in Mumbai, had an impressive line-up of performers from the corporate world:

Rakesh Jhunjhunwala, Partner, RARE Enterprises

Ajay Chopra, Executive Chef, Westin

Daniel Weber, CEO, Sunlust Pictures

Mehmood Curmally, MD, Rhythm House

Dinesh Mirchandani, President India, Boyden Global Executive Search

Hitesh Gajaria, Partner in KPMG

Brian Tellis, Chairman, Fountainhead Promotions and Events

Y M Deosthalee, Chairman, L & T Finance Holdings

Sanjay Tandon, CEO, Music Composers Association of India and Singers association of India

Shireesh Joshi, COO, Strategic Marketing Group, Godrej

These CEOs demonstrated their singing talent with their repertoires ranging from Bruce Springsteen to Kishore Kumar songs. The audience was enthralled with renditions of songs like “Phoolone ke Rang Se..”, by Hitesh Gajaria, Partner, KPMG, Piano Man and Take it Easy by Brian Tellis and All of Me and The Circle of Life by Mehmod Curmally.

Prema Sagar (Founder Trustee of Genesis Foundation): “Who thought that the contribution of a voice can change the life of a child. CEOs have come out of the closet to sing in public and as Shirish Joshi of Godrej said – what better than enjoying what we do that results in saving lives of such young critically ill children. Every year the event and the donations get bigger and we are able to treat more children.”

On this occasion, Genesis Foundation did the first public screening of a short film on GF’s activities. The film curated by noted film maker Ketan Mehta, show cases the work GF does with critically ill children, hospitals and fundraising events. Ketan Mehta, who could not be present due to prior commitments, in his message On this occasion, Genesis Foundation did the first public screening of a short film on GF’s activities. The film curated by noted film maker Ketan Mehta, show cases the work GF does with critically ill children, hospitals and fundraising events. Ketan Mehta, who could not be present due to prior commitments, in his message said, “Health as they say is wealth and Genesis Foundation is indeed creating a true wealth – that is inclusive and not exclusive. Great work!”

Deepa Sahi (well known actress and film producer): “It is organisations like Genesis Foundation that restore my faith in humanity in these cynical times where money is considered the only purpose of life! Thank you Prema and Jyoti Sagar and all the volunteers of Genesis Foundation, who are showing the world how to give, not just take…”

What some of our participants said…

YM Deosthalee (Chairman & Managing Director, L&T Finance Holdings): “Genesis Foundation is doing exemplary work in providing support to terminally ill children. This indeed is a noble cause and it made me happy to be a part of this event.”

Dinesh Mirchandani (President India Boyden Global Executive): “The Genesis kids are truly blessed, and their blessings will come back to you manifold, for what you are doing. I am privileged to be able to help out but it is insignificant to what you have done for them.”

Hitesh D. Gajaria (Partner, KPMG): “I was humbled by the Good Work that Genesis does and am conscious of how much more can be done. Please do keep up your Good and Noble Mission! Thank you all for all the help and the hard work that you all did in making such wonderful arrangements. Let us pray that we are able to do this again.”

The fundraiser was held in association with Pernod Ricard India.

 

FremantleMedia launches CEO’s Got Talent, 6 March, 2014

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MUMBAI, March 6, 2014: FremantleMedia announced the launch of a unique initiative called ‘CEO’s Got Talent‘, in which CEOs, who form the backbone of Corporate India, will compete against each other to put their unique talents under the spotlight, that usually don’t come into play in their boardroom lives. ‘CEOs Got Talent’ is a first-of-its-kind property that has been created by FremantleMedia and presented by Blackberry Messenger within the ‘Got Talent’ franchise to recognise the creativity and talent amongst CEOs. The special event will have renowned actor Raveena Tandon, Raj Nayak, CEO, COLORS and celebrated director-producer Mahesh Bhatt as part of the jury panel. The programme, featuring 12 CEOs on CEO’s Got Talent will take place at Grand Hyatt on Friday, March 7, 2014 and will be broadcast on CNBC TV18 on 22nd and 23rd March 2014.

Speaking on the occasion, Anupama Mandloi, Managing Director – FremantleMedia India said, “We are excited to launch this unique format, a first-of-its-kind adaptation of our global ‘Got Talent’ Franchise.  With CNBC TV18 as our broadcast partner, our endeavour is to reach out to the core business leaders in the country and show-case their talent outside of the corporate board rooms!” She further added, “The response has been fantastic and we look forward to some very enthusiastic participation.”

Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “CEOs Got Talent’ is a platform for chief executives to come out of the closet, to do what they love, show their hidden talent – be it music, dance or any other performance, while raising funds to save lives of critically ill children.  We are very excited to partner with Fremantle, CNBC TV 18 and the sponsors that have very generously supported this unique event.”

Krishnadeep Baruah, Senior Marketing Director – BBM (APAC) said, “CEOs have always loved BBM for its immediacy, trustworthiness and control features. With the ability to set up BBM Channels, they will now be able to promote their talent, in unique ways. We are excited to be the presenting sponsors for the CEO’s Got Talent show. As part of this format, the CEOs will be setting up their own BBM Channels and seeking a following of their fans through their channels page. The number of subscribers on their BBM channel will contribute to their overall score. BBM Channels builds on BBM’s strength of engagement and communications and gives BBM users a rich community-building tool that will allow them to connect with brands, influencers and people with shared interests.”

Raj Nayak, CEO, COLORS said, “CEO’s Got Talent is an incredible initiative being undertaken by FremantleMedia to encourage CEOs from across the country to step away from the hustle and bustle of their daily routine and showcase their talent. I am elated to be associated with the property as a jury member and look forward to witnessing the creative side of today’s young and upcoming leaders who have taken the corporate world by storm.”

Speaking about his decision to be part of the jury, acclaimed filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt said, “CEO’s Got Talent is a novel concept and I am happy to be associated with it. Through this property, we will, for the first time, have head-honchos from the corporate world showcasing their hidden side. I look forward to an enjoyable and entertaining evening, witnessing the fantastic talent of these leaders.”

Illustrious Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon, the third jury member said, “I have recently started my own venture and, so, I can confirm first-hand that it is very difficult to find a balance between work and play. I feel humbled to be given the opportunity to be a part of this unique initiative which allows you to witness never-seen-before talent of corporates on stage. The fact that proceeds raised through this initiative will be donated towards the welfare of under-privileged children and make a difference in their lives also prompted my decision to judge this event.”

Proceeds from CEO’s Got Talent will go to Genesis Foundation, who provide financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, organ failure, thalassemia and extreme deformities.

FremantleMedia launches CEO’s Got Talent, 20February, 2014

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MUMBAI, February 20, 2014: FremantleMedia today announced the launch of a unique initiative called ‘CEO’s Got Talent’, in which CEOs, who form the backbone of Corporate India, will compete against each other to put their unique talents under the spotlight, that usually don’t come into play in their boardroom lives. ‘CEOs Got Talent’ is a first-of-its-kind property that has been created by FremantleMedia within the ‘Got Talent’ franchise to recognise the creativity and talent amongst CEOs, which often remains hidden due to their intense day to day business-led lives.The programme, featuring 12 CEOs on CEO’s Got Talent will take place at  Grand Hyatt on Friday, March 7, 2014 and will be broadcast on CNBC TV18 .

Produced by FremantleMedia and presented by Blackberry Messenger, the initiative will invite CEOs from India Inc. who will compete on this stage. The special event will have Raj Nayak, CEO – COLORS, as jury member among notable personalities. The most Talented CEO, will be chosen from among the 12 participating CEOs, who will showcase their lighter and talented side thereby making it a fun evening.

Speaking on the occasion, Anupama Mandloi, Managing Director – FremantleMedia India said, “We are excited to launch this unique format, a first-of-its-kind adaptation of our global ‘Got Talent’ Franchise.  With CNBC TV18 as our broadcast partner, our endeavour is to reach out to the core business leaders in the country and show-case their talent outside of the corporate board rooms!” She further added, “The response has been fantastic and we look forward to some very enthusiastic participation.”

Proceeds from CEOs Got Talent will go to Genesis Foundation that provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, organ failure, thalassemia and extreme deformities.

Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “CEOs Got Talent’ is a platform for chief executives to come out of the closet, to do what they love, show their hidden talent – be it music, dance or any other performance, while raising funds to save lives of critically ill children.  We are very excited to partner with Fremantle, CNBC TV 18 and the sponsors that have very generously supported this unique event.”

Mr. Krishnadeep Baruah, Senior Marketing Director – BBM (APAC) said, “CEOs have always loved BBM for its immediacy, trustworthiness and control features. With the ability to set up BBM Channels, they will now be able to promote their talent, in unique ways. We are excited to be the presenting sponsors for the CEO’s Got Talent show. As part of this format, the CEOs will be setting up their own BBM Channels and seeking a following of their fans through their channels page. The number of subscribers on their BBM channel will contribute to their overall score. BBM Channels builds on BBM’s strength of engagement and communications and gives BBM users a rich community-building tool that will allow them to connect with brands, influencers and people with shared interests.”