“Genesis Foundation CEO’s Sing”
Corporate honchos sing for a cause: Genesis Foundation concludes the 23rd edition of its CEOs Sing
CEOs and top executives across industries came together to raise funds for critically ill children with heart disorders
Gurgaon, February 24, 2020- Genesis Foundation made a grand comeback in Bengaluru after a break of five years with the 23rd edition of its flagship fundraiser—CEOs Sing. With support from Oracle, the event took place on February 23, 2020 at Taj Westend, Bengaluru. The event has grown significantly since its debut in 2010, and this year, 10 CEOs and senior delegates took time out of their busy schedules to raise funds for critically ill, under-privileged children with Congenital Heart Defects (CHD). The last edition of the event took place in Gurgaon in February 2019.
The commitment to supporting this important cause and the spirit of fun camaraderie were evident throughout the evening, as classic Bollywood hits, old and new English numbers, medleys and impromptu jams filled the room and the audience’s hearts. From soulful melodies, to energetic performances, the audience enjoyed a wide range of exciting and emotional moments. The event featured several renowned executives, who showcased their passion and talent for music in an effort to raise funds for a worthy cause. The line-up of star performers included names like:
This year, the line-up of star performers includes:
- Philipe Haydon, CEO- The Himalaya Drug Company
- Arati Rao, Founder- B Flat
- Manoj and Usha Nair, President- Novel Office Space
- Dr Thomas Chandy, CMD, and Chief of Orthopaedics- Hosmat Hospitals
- Akshai Sarin, Founder & Happy Heart – BlessdBuy.com
Speaking on the occasion, Jyoti Sagar, Founder and Trustee, Genesis Foundation said, “What started as a personal initiative has grown into an extensive network of supporters actively working towards the ca use. I am thankful to all those who have been a part of this journey and we need many more people to come forward and give little hearts gift of life. We truly appreciate Oracle’s support for helping us with this event and using a holistic approach to create awareness toward con genital heart defects in India. Oracle has been supporting us by not just funding surgeries for these children but also through innovative events like these to spread awareness of this CHD and to involve people from all walks of life in this journey”.
Colleen Cassity, Executive Director, Oracle Corporate Citizenship also commented saying, ““We are proud to support Genesis Foundation and their mission to save little hearts leveraging best-in-class technology. As a company, Oracle is committed to helping secure a bright future for young people across India. Over the past two years, our support has enabled Genesis Foundation to facilitate nearly 170 surgeries. Together, we hope to continue making a positive impact in coming years.” I’ve been privileged to be able to perform for this astoundingly noble cause in most forms of the fund raisers, right from solo performances to performing with The Ministry of Blues, a band I play for. Taking it a step further, Himalaya is now a CSR partner to the GF since last year and is able to help transform even more lives than before.
Big congratulations to Prema and Jyoti Sagar, the doctors who perform these surgeries, and the entre GF foundation team for doing what they do best…. Saving Little Hearts. I pray their work inspires many others to work selflessly for the betterment of those in need of assistance. For indeed, it is selfless service that will make our country great.
Philipe Haydon – President and CEO, The Himalya drug company