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13th CEOs Sing for GF Kids, July 11, Gurgaon : Press Note

Gurgaon, July 7, 2015: Genesis Foundation (GF) brings back CEOs Sing for GF Kids on Friday, July 11, 2015, at Hotel Crowne Plaza Today in Gurgaon.  This electrifying evening will witness 13 of India Inc’s famous and fabulous hum their favourite songs for a noble cause. This will be the 13th edition of CEOs Sing for GF Kids and it will raise funds to save lives of 8 critically ill children.


The event promises to be an evening of musical fun with an impressive line-up of performers from the corporate world, who will enthral a gathering of more than 150 people with their remarkable singing abilities, includes:


»       Sanjay Kapoor, Chairman, Micromax Informatics Ltd

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

»       Siraj A Chaudhry, Country Head, Cargill India

»       Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant Foods

»       Ashim Das, CEO, Mehala Machines India Ltd

»       Dr. Harsh Mahajan, Founder & Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging

»       P Balaji, Dir. Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodafone India Ltd

»       Vipin Raheja, CMD, Napino Auto and Electronics Ltd

»       Sunil Sachdeva, Co-Founder, Medanta Medicity

»       Radhika Taneja, Managing Partner, Savitar Search Solutions

»       Ranjan Chopra, CEO, Team Computers

»       Dr. Sonu Talwar, CEO, Nova Fertility Clinic

»       Krishnan Chatterjee, Senior Vice President & Head of Strategic Marketing, HCL Technologies


Speaking on the occasion, Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “It’s remarkable to see the enthusiasm and talent that CEOs bring to the event. Their commitment to their music as well as to the cause of supporting critically ill children’s treatment, is both heartening and gratifying. We look forward to a fun-filled evening.”


Over the years, ‘CEOs Sing for GF Kids’ has progressively become an institution in fund-raising initiatives to give life a chance. In keeping with the Foundation’s core to build a participatory culture of giving, musically-inclined CEOs come together periodically to raise funds for the critically ill and underprivileged. The uniqueness of CEOs Sing for GF Kids lies in its ability to give otherwise busy corporate honchos an opportunity to showcase their passion whilst raising resources for the lesser privileged in the same beat.


Each initiative by Genesis Foundation focuses on providing support for children suffering from cancer, cardiac disorders, post organ transplant care, thalassemia, and extreme physical deformities. The treatment of these ailments is prohibitive for parents of children from under-privileged backgrounds, and that is where the Foundation comes in. Some of the expected beneficiaries of CEOs Sing for GF Kids 2015, to be held in Gurgaon, include 3 year old Varsha, from Rohtak, who is suffering from retinoblastoma in her left eye. Her father is a labourer, and earns only Rs.4,000 per month to support his family. Alongside her is 11 year old Khushi, from New Delhi, is suffering from kyphosis, which is a deformity of the spine. This has happened as a result of bone tuberculosis and was detected in November 2014.  Six other children, besides Varsha and Khushi will be supported by this edition of the event. (See attachment)


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


Ajay Kaul, CEO, Jubilant Foods
“I simply love being a part of this event. Everything about this event is DIL SE. The great work being done by Genesis Foundation is straight from heart. The beneficiary kids and families

truly appreciate the sentiments. My singing, though limited by talent is never bereft of passion and DIL SE quotient.  I am delighted and feel honoured to be a part of this event.”


P Balaji, Dir. Regulatory & External Affairs, Vodafone India Ltd

“Over the years, I have seen Genesis Foundation support children with serious ailments.  I have been part of this journey in the past and look forward to the upcoming occasion as well.”


In order to raise awareness and 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, Music for Life events, etc. GF is also the beneficiary of CEO’s Got Talent, produced by FremantleMedia.


About Genesis Foundation:

Genesis Foundation (GF) provides financial support for life-saving and life-changing medical intervention for critically ill under-privileged children in areas of cancer, cardiac disorder, post organ transplant medication, thalassemia and extreme deformities. Support from GF in the said five critical illnesses, varies from specific medical intervention, recovery and recuperation, to extended treatments like chemotherapy and follow-up medicines post surgeries. We Give Life a Chance. 

So far, medical treatment of nearly 650 critically ill children has been supported by Genesis Foundation. The children supported by the Foundation belong to families with an income of less than Rs.10,000 per month and the parents are unable to afford treatment of these children suffering from serious life threatening ailments.


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.

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