Thiruvananthapuram: They came, they sang and they conquered. The second edition of CEOs Croon for Kerala Kids (CCKK), Destination Kerala business magazine’s innovative networking event with a unique social responsibility theme, turned out to be an evening filled with music, fun, nostalgia and bonhomie. The event saw 15 CXOs belting out their favourite songs to bring cheer to the underprivileged children suffering from liver-related disorders.
“This is for the first time in my life that I am attending such an event,” said Kadakampally Surendran, Minister for Tourism, Cooperation and Devaswom, who was the chief guest of the programme. “It is commendable that Destination Kerala has organised CCKK in association with Sobha Limited and KIMS to support such a noble cause as promoting an NGO – KIMS Liver Foundation – which is working to provide world-class healthcare for children who are suffering from liver-related ailments,” he said.
“CCKK is the best example of how the power of music can be utilised for the well being of the society,” said Dr. Divya S Iyer IAS, Sub-Collector, Thiruvananthapuram who sang Pookkal...Panineer Pookkal... the romantic Malayalam duet, with N Ayyappan IAS (Retd.), CEO, VKL Group. But it was only a preview of the evening which saw songs like Sandhya Mayangum Neram..., Jadoo Teri Nazar…, Raja Raja Chozhan… enthralling the crowd.
Songs by Anand Sarma, GM, KSIDC; Aardra Chandra Mouli, MD, Aeka Biochem; Biju Nair, CEO, Acolade Consulting, Technopark; Binu Jacob, MD & CEO, Experion Technologies, Technopark; D Chandrasenan Nair, CEO, Hotel Pankaj; V S Jayachandran, Co-founder, Mansions Properties; Rajeev ONV, Chairman, Railway Recruitment Board; Renjith Ramanujam, CEO, Group of Technology Companies (GTech); Sabari Rathen M, Director, PRS Group; Dr Sandhya K S, CEO, SK Hospital; Sheila James, Proprietrix, Czarina Designer Boutique; Sobha Ashwin, Founder, Weavers Village and Vijay Kumar P, CEO, Testhouse India & Middle East, Technopark followed.
M Vijayakumar, Chairman, KTDC; Shibu Baby John, former Minister; Dr. M I Sahadulla, CMD, KIMS Healthcare Group; Dr. E M Najeeb, ED, KIMS and CMD, ATE Group; Unnikrishnan S, Senior VP, Sobha Limited; S N Raghuchandran Nair, National Vice President, CREDAI; M G Radhakrishnan, Editor, Asianet News; K Srikant, Chairman, SFS Homes; Kaviraj Nair, VP, IBS Software Services; A Ajith Kumar, VP, MediaMate Advertising India; Suman Nair, MD, Krishnan Nair and Sons Jewellers and Watches; Ashok P Menon, CEO, Cosmopolitan Hospital; Sunil G, Manager (Technical), KINFRA; K N Srikumar, Senior Media Advisor, KINFRA; Premnath Ravindranath, GM, KFC; R Suresh Kumar, Senior Manager - Marketing, TRCMPU Ltd (MILMA); M R Subramanian, MD, ADTech Systems; Bino George, DSM, Oman Air; Dr. Bimal Mathew John, Director, Credence Hospital; R Murugan, Chairman, PRS Group; Asha Subramaniam, Head-Kerala, Emirates; Vinay Gopikrishnan, Head-Marketing, Sobha Ltd. and Beena Sreekumar, Owner, Designs By Beena were among the dignitaries who attended.