Art for Heart - Musical Concert organized to raise funds for Ch
Art for Heart - Musical Concert organized to raise funds for Children's Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) Treatment
Chennai, 22nd January, 2018: Fortis Malar Hospital along with Aishwarya Trust organized a musical concert – Art for Heart- to raise funds for children’s Congenital Heart Defect (CHD) treatment at the Kalaivanar Arangam today. Leading musicians like Sangeet Samrat Chitravina, N Ravikiran, KV Prasad and B Shree Sundarkumar and others performed at this concert. Dr K R Balakrishnan, Chief Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon from Fortis Malar Hospital along with many other well known dignitaries from the city attended the concert.
The musical performance enthralled the audience of more than 900 patrons, as N Ravikiran, the renowned slide instrumentalist, and famous Mridangam artist KV Prasad performed brilliantly. These performances were matched by leading Kanjira artist B Shree Sundarkumar and violinist Apoorva Krishna. Another emerging composer K Sathyanarayanan, also known as keyboard sathya, added colour to this musical extravaganza.
Speaking about the event, Dr. K R Balakrishnan, Director - Cardiac Sciences, Chief Cardiothoracic & Transplant Surgeon Fortis Malar Hospital, Chennai, “This fund raising musical concert is a great experience for all of us to spread awareness among people on Congenital Heart Disease and support the children with severe heart ailments. With the continued support and contribution of Aishwarya Trust, I am confident this event has turned out to be successful in providing financial help to the little ones suffering from CHD."
Commenting on the occasion, Chitra Viswanathan, Trustee of Aishwarya Trust said “Every year thousands of children are born with severe congenital heart defects in India. Aishwarya Trust seeks to reduce the number of preventable deaths associated with CHD. Working with the team of renowned and dedicated doctors of the Fortis Malar Hospitals, we work to provide the best possible medical treatment for children to fight and overcome CHD.”
With a vision to help children with heart diseases through surgeries and heart transplants the donations collected through Art for Heart will provide a helping hand to several families.
Since December 2009, Aishwarya Trust has been associated with Fortis Malar Hospital in supporting needful children with heart diseases. The contribution from the Trust has helped more than 1,600 children in the past, and they aspire to continue their support. Started with an aim to raise awareness for Congenital Heart Disease (CHD), they have also touched the lives of over a lakh of children through their free screening program to enable early detection and timely surgery to save precious lives.