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CEO sings for GF Kids Gurgaon 2016 : Press release


Gurgaon, July 29, 2016: After the successful 16th edition of Genesis Foundation’s ‘CEOs sing for GF Kids’ Bangalore, the Foundation is back with its 17th edition of ‘CEOs sing for GF Kids’ which is scheduled for August 06, 2016 at Crowne Plaza Today, Gurgaon. The event will witness some of the famous business leaders JAM to their favorite Bollywood tunes for a noble cause and volunteering in raising funds for the underprivileged children. These funds help in facilitating the medical treatment of children suffering from critical illness in the areas of Heart, Cancer and Thalassemia.

With the aim at helping these children lead a healthy life with smiling faces, every year, Genesis Foundation invites the corporate leaders across India to come together to participate in the event and share their support for this noble cause. Their participation not only influences the community to help the ones who need it the most, but also sends a strong message of love and harmony amongst their peers. Their participation gives them a break from their hectic schedules and showcase their talent from boardrooms to directly on stage.

The lineup for the Gurgaon edition is exhilarating with 18 CEOs ready to perform at Crowne Plaza Today in the city.

  • Ashim Das, MD, IC Green Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
  • Atul Ahuja, COO, Handy Train
  • Banmali Agrawala, President & CEO, GE South Asia
  • Harsh Mahajan, Founder & Chief Radiologist, Mahajan Imaging
  • Krishnan Chatterjee, Sr VP & Head of Strategic Marketing, HCL Technologies
  • Balaji, Dir Regulatory & External Affairs & CSR, Vodafone India Ltd.
  • Ranjan Chopra, CEO, Team Computers
  • Sandeep Talwar, Clinical Director & Senior Consultant IVF Treatment, Milann, The Fertility Centre
  • Sudipto Pakrasi, Chairman Ophthalmology, Medanta Medicity
  • Sunil Sachdeva, Co-Founder, Medanta Medicity
  • Vikash Gupta, MD, Ranvik Exports Pvt Ltd
  • Vipin Raheja, CMD, Napino Auto and Electronics Ltd
  • Vishal Malik, Head of Operations, McKinsey Implementation Practice & McKinsey Capability Centre India
  • Ashok Rajgopal, Exec-Director & Chairman, Fortis Bones & Joint Institute
  • Sanjay Kapoor, Chairman, iBus Consultants
  • Siraj Chaudhary, Chairman, Cargill India
  • Aseem Soni, CEO, Modern Foods
  • Radhika Taneja, Managing Partner, Savitar Search Solutions

Speaking on the occasion, Prema Sagar, Founder Trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “The third annual CEOs Sing for GF Kids fund-raiser is now finally being held in Gurgaon. We are so excited to see 18 CEOs take on the stage, entertain in the name of passion and for the cause that GF stands for. We hope for the event to be a success and to raise enough funds to treat the critically ill children whose parents have reached out to us for support.”

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 philosophy of building a participatory culture of giving, rather than chequebook philanthropy, musically-inclined CEOs give their time to the cause even as they find an outlet for their talent and their passion.

Genesis Foundation supporterSanjay Modi, Managing Director, APAC & Middle East, said, “I am looking forward to this delightful evening. Delightful because it is not just about having a good time, but really collaborating to help save lives of children. Affordable quality healthcare I feel is the basic right for every child in this country. I do hope that initiatives like these create an ecosystem of more likeminded people to come together and do their bit to ‘give life a chance.”

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

Krishnan Chatterjee, Senior VP & Head of Strategic Marketing, HCL Technologies

“I feel like I am part of generation g. G for generosity. G for gratitude. G for Genesis Foundation.”

Siraj Chaudhary, Chairman, Cargill India

“GF is doing a wonderful job by first unearthing musical talents and passions of leaders in various fields which otherwise could have been lost in pursuit of career success and then  leveraging this talent to generate support for the cause of children in need.”

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

“I am beholden to the Genesis Foundation for being part of this unique event.  It’s a happy event showcasing the singing talent of the corporate and medical world with the objective of raising money to treat children suffering with cancer. This is God’s own work and I wish the Foundation and its members more power to heal more.”

Radhika Taneja, Managing Partner, Savitar Search Solutions

“I feel simply awesome, being a part of this event and look forward to it happening every year. The energy, the enthusiasm and the bonding that the event generates is simply amazing.  Also feel extremely blessed that I am a part of the Genesis Foundation and can contribute in a small way towards helping the children that you support, help in giving “Life a chance.”

About Genesis Foundation:

Genesis Foundation facilitates medical treatment for critically ill under-privileged children in the areas of Heart, Cancer & Thalassemia. Support 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. We Give Life a Chance.

So far, we have supported medical treatment of over 900 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 are unable to afford treatment of these children suffering from serious life-threatening ailments.

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.

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