Kasauli: The 7th edition of Genesis Foundation’s Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival (KRBF) got off to a flying start in the cool environs of the Kasauli hills. The festival is one of the flagship initiatives of Genesis Foundation’s uniquely designed fund raising programme aimed at saving little hearts.
The festival began with a rocking performance by the popular band ‘Unplugged’. The band set the mood for the day with their original and popular compositions like ‘Kyun’, ‘Tu Kaun Hai’ and ‘Dil Ki Awaaz’. They were followed by a special stand up comedy act by Anshu More called ‘Right Se Dekh’ that had the audience in splits. Next up ‘The Thermal and A Quarter’ took to the stage giving the audience a perfect combination of rock and roll.
Talking about the event, Prema Sagar, Founding Trustee of Genesis Foundation said, “Music is a great unifier and we bring people from varied backgrounds to help support the cause. It is really heartening to see how Kasauli Rhythm & Blues Festival has grown over the years. What fills me with great joy is the fact how we have been able to build a community around Kasauli Rhythm and Blues and the noble purpose it stands for over the years.”
Popular playback singer Suraj Jagan who also performed on the first day remarked, “I’m very happy to be associated with Genesis Foundation and support the noble cause of saving little children who are critically ill and suffering from heart disorders. I’m extremely stoked to be performing amidst the mountains, the serene atmosphere at The Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival 2018.”
So what’s day two looking like? There will be performances by ‘When Chai Met Toast’, ‘Parvaaz’ and Rabbi Shergill.
If you are wondering what the Genesis Foundation does, here’s a brief note:
Genesis Foundation facilitates medical treatment for critically ill underprivileged children suffering from heart disorders. The support required in the said critical illness varies from specific surgeries (including neonatal), Cath Lab Interventions along with recovery and recuperation post-surgery. So far, the Foundation has supported medical treatment of over 1,450 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 and caregivers are unable to afford treatment of these children who suffer from a serious life-threatening ailment. 100% of funds raised are used towards the treatment of critically ill children as all overhead costs are borne by the trustees. Genesis Foundation is registered under Section 12-A and 80-G of the Income Tax Act, which entitles 50% tax exemption. It is also registered under FCRA allowing it to receive foreign funds. To know more, visit – www.genesis-foundation.net.