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CEOs in the role of chefs

Bangalore, The Hindu, 6th-September-2010
Putting aside their official duties, 12 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) of various private companies on Saturday came together for a cause.

Donning the role of chefs, these CEOs for once held spoons and knives to cook a variety of dishes at the ITC Windsor. Their endeavour was part of the sixth annual fund-raiser lunch of “CEO Chefs Share a Smile” organised by Genesis Foundation to provide financial assistance for the treatment of critically-ill orphans and under-privileged children.

This time's fund raising event would help in saving the lives of 14-month-old Naitik Sharma who needs a bone marrow transplant, four-year-old Ansh who has retinoblastoma, 16-year-old Vinod Narayan who is suffering from neuromuscular kypho scoliosis deformity and four-year-old Sumit who is suffering from congenital heart disease, said the organisers.

Twelve corporates had booked tables at the hotel and more than Rs. 8 lakh was mobilised.

Prema Sagar, principal and founder of Genesis Foundation, said the foundation had saved the lives of 140 children who were in need of heart surgeries, chemotherapy, kidney and bone marrow transplants and other medical treatment.

"Our focus is to help children from families whose monthly income is less than Rs. 5,000," she said.

Rekha Menon from Accenture, Sajai Singh from J. Sagar Associates, Kanwaljit Singh from Helion Ventures, B.J. Arun from California Digital and other CEOs participated in the event.