Thursday, July 26, 2007

IDF congratulates Smt. Pratibha Patil

Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation) congratulates Her Excellency Smt. Pratibhatai Patil on her assuming the office of the President of India.

Women at large have to celebrate and cherish this golden moment as Smt. Pratibha Patil takes the top office of India as India completes 60 years of independence. Women Empowerment and education for the girl-child will be buzz word from the President's office.

Smt Pratibha Patil in her Assumption Address as the new President of India quoted........

.........."It will be my sincere endeavour to live up to the high expectations of all those who have chosen to elect me, and to serve the best interests of the people of India. I am fully aware of the great responsibility that has been placed on my humble shoulders. "...

.........."I am reminded of the words of the great seventeenth century, Marathi poet-saint, Sant Tukaram, who said: One who befriends the poor and the oppressed, Recognise him to be a Saint, for God is with him. "..

..........."I am deeply committed to the cause of education and would like to see every person, man and woman, boy and girl, be touched by the light of modern education. Empowerment of women is particularly important to me as I believe this leads to the empowerment of the nation."

For complete address by the President of India, please click on the link

Are you shocked to see these pictures ? You might have felt that we were also in the Central Hall when Smt. Pratibha Patil took her oath as the President of India. Please take a deep breath. Actually, these pictures were taken at Jaipur while Smt. Pratibha Patil as the Governor of Rajasthan inaugurated the multi-speciality hospital `Tagore Hospital and Research Institute'. Shri P. D. Singh, Chairman of Tagore Group of Institutions and his team of doctors are also seen in the picture. IDF team was invited to witness the event. We have just put these pictures as a sort of reminiscences.

Dr. A.R.K. Pillai and Dr. Narayan Iyer had the opportunity of meeting Smt. Pratibha Patil when she was the Governor of Rajasthan and explained the work of IDF in national interest. Madam Patil had congratulated IDF team for the excellent humanitarian work. She used to send timely messages for all the events of IDF. Smt. Patil had also visited Sarthak Manav Kushthashram (IDF's associate project in Jaipur) and wished the leprosy patients during Anti-leprosy week programme. Shri Suresh Kaul, President of SMK too had a couple of meetings with Smt. Patil at Raj Bhavan and explained about the leprosy work in Rajasthan.

IDF conveys best wishes to Her Excellency Smt. Pratibha Patil, President of India in all her endeavours for the betterment of the nation.

Let's work together !

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes women empowerment is very important, and this can be achieved by having a system in place wherein every child Male or Female is Educated. USA is a solid example, wherein the constitution requires every child born or migrated to this country to be educated. We need to follow the developed nations and put this into practice.

I pray Smt. Pratibhai Patil, our 1st women President put's Education on her priority list, and does a wonderful job for the future of our Nation.

God Bless India.

Cecil Joseph - Chicago.