The founder President of Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation) Dr. A.R.K. Pillai addressed the students of New Horizon Public School on health and leprosy awareness programme during the morning hours of 28th Jan. 2008.
Airoli based New Horizon Public School and the recipient of Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2006-07 for social work have rededicated their service and resolved to support IDF this year too. The students have come forward to participate in the social programmes of IDF in the national interest.
IDF is a national NGO committed to health, education and rural development. Leprosy elimination in India has been possible, thanks to the student community who have relentlessly participated in the national programme, said Dr.Pillai. Starting from 30th Jan., the martydom of Mahatma Gandhi to 5th Feb., we will be observing world anti-leprosy week, he said. More awareness programmes will be organised to enlist people's participation in a massive level, Dr. Pillai asserted.
The Regional Head of the School Mr. Nicholas Correa, the Principal Mrs. Bulbul Sengupta and the Vice-Principal Mrs. Jyoti Nair exhorted their students to continue voluntary participation in the humanitarian programmes.
The national co-ordinator of IDF Dr. Narayan B. Iyer addressed on the community participation in leprosy elimination and the role of students in the national campaign.