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 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 cause. 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 congenital 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.”