Friday, October 21, 2016

Diwali with a difference - 27-10-2016

Dear Friends - supporters - well-wishers :

Greetings and good wishes !

You are cordially invited for Diwali Celebrations programme with leprosy inmates and children at Vimala Dermatological Centre, Yari Road, Versova, Andheri (West), Mumbai on Thursday the 27th of October 2016 at 4.00 p.m. 

Citizens' Diwali-Meet provides an opportunity for citizen's to meet and greet leprosy patients with flower, fruits, sweets and gifts, and wish them a Happy Diwali and speedy recovery. This interaction between the citizens and patients had drawn public appreciation for over 33 years.

Members from various Social Service Organizations, Educationists, Principals, Teachers, Students and citizens from various groups are expected to take part in this event and touch many lives.

You are requested to participate in the public function and share the joy of participation. Let's celebrate Diwali with a difference !!! This Diwali, let's brighten up many lives.

Seeking your blessings and wishing you all a Happy Time,

Team IDF

PS : Similary Diwali events are held at various IDF Projects and Bal Gurukuls in India.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2016 to Dr. Sarada Menon

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) announces Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2016 to Dr. Sarada Menon, Founder, SCARF for her excellent contributions in mental health care and humanitarian services. 25-10-2016 @ MSSRF, Chennai. All are cordially invited.
Know more about the 93 young Dr. Sarada Menon
History of psychiatry in India cannot be written without hailing Dr Sarada Menon’s contributions. One of India’s most distinguished specialists in psychiatry, Dr Sarada has been honoured with many awards including the Padmabhushan and four lifetime achievement awards.
The latest honour is the Avvaiyar Award instituted by the Tamil Nadu government.
Born in Mangalore on 5 April 1923, Dr Sarada moved to Chennai when her father, a judge, was posted here. She finished MBBS in 1947 from Madras Medical College and completed training in Delhi and Andhra Pradesh. She joined the Madras Medical Service in 1951. Within a couple of years, she completed MD and in 1957, she completed a two-year specialisation course in psychiatry at NIMHANS, Bangalore, graduating as the first woman psychiatrist in India.
Dr Sarada served the Institute of Mental Health for 17 years where she introduced many reforms. She is also the founder of SCARF — Schizophrenia Care and Research Foundation in 1984 for the aftercare and rehabilitation of people with mental illness.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Straight from the heart !

Jai Ho IDF team!

Heartfelt thanks Dr.Iyer sir for the invite. A saturday afternoon truly well spent.

The hall was brimming with knowledge, talent & goodness. So many revelations about Kalam sir inspite of  reading his books & visiting his village Rameshwaram & his birthplace Danushkodi.

The thought provoking speeches made by the three eminent speakers & scholars made today's day really the one to be cherished. Firstly the touching speech of Dr.Geetha Mohan about her mother & her teacher making her feel so special & not small during her challenging phases.

Dr.Radhakrishnan Pillai's speech quoting Kalam sir's profound question to the organisers of an event where he was invited," How many children will attend the event?" And how we need to spend time with children & goad them to read. Aptly today is Reading day. October 15th was also declared as Student's Day by the U.N. on Kalam sir's 79th birthday.

Not to forget Nuclear scientist, Dr.A P Jayaraman's wonderful sharing about Kalam's leadership model. I think there were lot of take aways for the management students from his speech.

Also the inspiring stories of & for the do-gooders of the society. Last but not the least Vijaya Shanker ma'am whom I would call the Lata & Asha of IDF, completely mersmerising the audience with her renditions.

And at the helm of affairs is the unsung hero none other than Dr.Iyer who shoulders every role & responsibility with remarkable ease & total commitment.

Above all the surprising revelation about the 89 year old youngest living inspiration & founder of IDF Dr.ARK.Pillai, who loves to talk about his painting class which he joined at the age of 82 alongside  young kids as his classmates rather than talking about Mother Teresa or Vatican Pope visiting him.

It was inspiring to see how much goodness is there & how people from Pune to America, young or old attended this event & are involved in noble causes.

Hats off to IDF for specially inculcating the value of taking pride in our Indianess & spreading the philosophy of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam.

I'm now eagerly waiting to use the IDF diyas made from our very own Bharat ki mitti, by the children of IDF Bal Gurukuls this Diwali.

Jai Ho! Happy & safe Diwali!

Chethana Shetty​
The CHE WAY- Chethana Shetty​

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Igniting Minds - Salaam to Kalam

Team Indian Development Foundation organised Leadership Talks & Musical Tribute to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday the 15th October 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Durgadevi Saraf Hall, R.S. Campus,, Malad West, Mumbai. 500 people from different walks of life participated in the event and got ignited. The programme was supported by Kudilal Govindram Seksaria Sarvodaya School. 

Tribute Talks by Experts
1) Leadership Skills : Kalam Model - Dr. AP Jayaraman, Sr. Nuclear Scientist
2) Women are born Leaders : Dr. Geetha Mohan, former Principal, UPG College of Management
3) Leader in You : Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, Director, Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership, University of Mumbai

Musical Tribute - Mrs. Vijaya Shanker, Music Director & Team

Student Speakers - Priyanka Bisht, Usha Gupta and Payal Pandey

Event Chairmanship - Dr. C. Babu, Director, DSIMS
Welcome and Introduction by Mrs. Latha Venkat, Principal, Sarvodaya Vidyalaya
Talk - IDF & Kalam by Dr. ARK Pillai and Dr. Narayan Iyer
Vote of Thanks by Mrs. Mallika Ramchandran

Cinematography by Ashish Patil and Swapnil Jadhav

Event supported by volunteers, social ambassadors and mentors



Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Aashayein.... IDF building hope and happiness

Aashayein.... IDF building hope and happiness

Festive launch of the full video as mark of gratitude to all the goodness ambassadors for bringing smiles on many lives.

Aashayein is the anthem song of Indian Development Foundation, promoting goodness and building hope and happiness among millions.

Join hands with IDF and feel the difference.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Salam to Kalam

Indian Development Foundation presents Igniting Minds - "SALAAM TO KALAM" 

Team Indian Development Foundation cordially invite you and your friends for the Leadership Talks & Musical Event organized to mark the birth anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday the 15th October 2016 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at Durgadevi Saraf Hall, R.S. Campus (Sarvodaya Balika Vidyalaya), S.V. Road., Malad West, Mumbai  400 064.

Leadership : Kalam Model 
Dr. AP Jayaraman, Sr. Nuclear Scientist

Women are born Leaders 
Dr. Geetha Mohan, former Principal, UPG College of Management

Leader in You 
Dr. Radhakrishnan Pillai, Director, Chanakya Institute of Public Leadership, University of Mumbai

Musical Tribute
Mrs. Vijaya Shanker & Team

Entry is absolutely FREE - Since there are limited seats, we would request you to register OR send a mail to confirming the number of participants from your end.

For more Details Contact : 
Shashank Shetty: 9833541553
Salma Memon - 9702285810

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Student Leadership Program@Anjuman-I -Islam

1. LITTLE ANGELS : Let's fly in the sky
2. POWER GIRLS : Where there is a will there is a way.
3. SHINING STARS : Always shine like star.
4.BLOOMING BUDS : If there is a will there us Always a way.
5. BRIGHT BLOSSOM : Think Bright Be Bright.
6 . WOMEN EMPOWERMENT : There is no force equal to a woman. Determined to Rise.
Group activity with charts displaying Name Tagline and Logo as a part of Student Leadership Program.

These are little angels of Anjuman I Islam Bandra school . 
Superb presentation by girls creativity and enthusiasm speaks along with their words.
Jai Ho mentors Salma Khatri, Hemali Mehta and Rakhi Thaku

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Leadership Workshop

 IDF Organised Leadership Workshop for Universal Group of Schools.
Social ambassadors Poonam Sachdev Sood, Hemali Maulik Mehta, Jaishri Kimmatkar and Mallika Ramchandran conducted the leadership workshop on 20-09-2016.

Friday, September 16, 2016

The idol-effect....

Juhu beach cleanup drive organized on the post Ganpati visarjan day....

vibrant volunteers gathered from various institutions across Mumbai... 160916

Indian Development Foundation thanks to all the Volunteers for their support in social cause.............