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!”
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!”
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.”
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.”
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.”
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.
Co-Founder, Medanta Medicity
“Indeed a great evening and great to know an increasing bunch of enthusiasts!”
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.”
MD, Nokia India Sales Pvt Ltd
The fundraiser was held in association with Pernod Ricard India.
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