His Excellency Mr.Vishnu Hade, Indian High Commissioner for Botswana received Dr.ARK Pillai, President IDF yesterday at Gaborone and had informal talk on wide ranging social areas. The meeting took place in the Indian High Commission office at Gaborone. His Excellency was very appreciative of the yeomen services rendered by IDF for nearly twenty five years. India is poised for a great leap forward and economic development makes meaning only with all round social development, he observed. Dr.Pillai said that the position of TB-HIV AIDs in Botswana seems alarming if the press reports are to be believed and proper awareness programmes hold the key to improve the situation. Dr.Pillai said that IDF will be too happy to formulate a plan for Health Awareness Campaign for Botswana in the light of IDF experience spanning over two decades.
HE Mr.Hade wished IDF all success in the coming years and hoped that some collaborative action can be planned to benefit the people of Botswana.
Mrs.Indu Girish accompanied Dr.Pillai and gave her experience of teaching in Gaborone and the contribution being made by Mr.R.Girish in the field of Cricket for students in Botswana.