Sukhmani Malik from Hari and Sukhmani Band said, as artists the opportunity to perform for our fans across the globe is fascinating. Performing at the KRBF is a first and we are thrilled to be a part of it as the proceeds from this event are going to help children with heart disorders. We look forward to meeting our fans and other artists who will join in the initiative and contribute to the great deed.


Kriti Makhija, senior volunteer, said they receive tremendous response from Chandigarh. The foundation, started in May 2001 with the motto ‘Life is Precious’. ‘’We feel no child should die because of lack of funds for treatment. We started with this motto and today after 18 years of working we are in the final years where we exclusively focused on working with children of Congenital Heart Defects which means any kind of heart defects like hole in the heart, two complex surgeries of heart .We coordinated with these children exclusively since 2016. The children we work with are from under-privileged families with a monthly income of less than Rs 10,000.’’​

Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival 2019.

One of the biggest music-based fund-raisers in the country, ‘Kasauli Rhythm and Blues Festival 2019’, hosts its eighth edition. KRBF brings together music lovers, to aid funds for under-privileged children suffering from congenital heart defects. The musical opus will unfold with Parikrama leading the jam with folk and contemporary duo, Maati Bani, and contemporary Indie pop singer Shubhangi Joshi.

They will be coming together, the talented names such as Bryden-Parth, Hari-Sukhmani and Thaikuddam Bridge.


Prema Sagar, founder trustee, Genesis Foundation, said, “We truly believe that music has the power to unite people across the world. We were able to save 25 children through funds raised from last year’s KRBF. We are hoping to save many more this year with the help of our supporters and all the bands”.