Saturday, March 17, 2007

IDF celebrated Gudi Padwa with tribal children

IDF team celebrated Gudi Padwa festival with the children of Shyama Vidya Mandir, an Empowerment Class Programme of IDF at Tammnathwadi, Karjat, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra. Gudi Padwa is the New Year of Maharashtrians which falls on 19th March.

IDF team comprising Mr. N. D. Shete, Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, Dr. Sharad Nayampally and Mr. Sanjay Waghmare visited the project area this morning. Mr. R. D. Gadkari, Vice-President of IDF also joined the visiting team. The children of this tribal belt were eagerly waiting to meet the IDF team and receive gifts during the festive occasion.

IDF team explained the importance of Gudi Padwa festival and distributed gifts and sweets to the children and the villagers. A good number of dress materials mobilized from the IDF networking sources were also distributed to the villagers.

Ms. Supriya Deshmukh, teacher of Shyama Vidya Mandir explained the overall working of the Empowerment Class. Children also came forward and greeted the team.

The team congratulated Mrs. Vimal Sambhaji Katkari who recently won the Panchayat Samiti elections. Shyama Vidya Mandir falls under the jurisdiction of Mrs. Vimaltai who was an ardent supporter of educational programmes run by IDF. She assured of all help to IDF run programmes in the tribal area. Education and water for the Panchayat are the prime areas in her agenda.

The team also visited a couple of houses in the village and distributed gifts and sweets as they wished Gudi Padwa Greetings.

IDF wishes you all a Happy Gudi Padwa.

Quote :

No one should abandon duties, because he sees defects in them. Every action, every activity, is surrounded by defects, as fire is surrounded by smoke.

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