The event was attended by Gunit Chadha, Co-CEO Asia Pacific and members of Regional Management. Chadha himself picked up the brush and painted a few strokes as he lauded the efforts of staff in Singapore in mobilising over SGD 600,000 for charity.
While staff and guests took turns and tried their hand with the paintings, the Singapore Chinese Orchestra played various pieces from traditional Chinese to a Latin tango medley, in addition to popular Christmas tunes.
The event was organised under the auspices of CotY (Charities of the Year) 2012, a year-long programme to engage staff to reach out and support worthy causes. CotY was launched in January to give employees in Singapore an opportunity to participate and contribute towards raising SGD 600,000 over the course of 2012, through various individual and group efforts as well as divisional and country fund raising activities.
“It was a unique experience combining music, murals and mingling with charity partners. It was great to see the enthusiasm of our colleagues in the various CSR initiatives during the course of the year, and what better way to end the year” remarked Akash Mohapatra, Associate General Counsel, Legal and Chairperson, CotY 2012 fund raising committee.