Friday, February 1, 2008

Karan Program 2k8 launched

The martyrdom of Mahatma Gandhi is observed globally as World Leprosy Day. Starting from 30th Jan. to 5th Feb. the week is observed as Anti-leprosy week with a view to create awareness on the disease.

The Rotary Club of Bangalore South thought it proper to honour Karan Dravid, the youngest Ambassador of Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation) on this very day of our dear Bapuji by launching IDF's Karan programme 2k8, said Rotarian Rampur S. Vishwanath.

Rotarians appreciated the initiatives of Karan Dravid in reaching-out the poor and needy children by mobilizing 17 computers for the benefit of tribal, orphan and disabled children in Karnataka.

Eight year old Karan Dravid, student of standard 3, from Kendriya Vidyalaya MEG Centre, said he was keen to support the poor students studying in the empowerment schools of IDF, located at remote regions of the country. Karan's aim is to mobilize nearly 1000 computers and distribute it to poor schools throughout India through IDF.

Indian Development Foundation a leading national NGO committed to health, education and rural development initiated Karan Programme 2k8 to mobilize computers for the rural and tribal children studying in its empowerment schools.

. Rtn. Rampur S. Viswanath who was the Chief Guest for the Function and the executives of the Rotary Club of Bangalore South appreciated the work of Indian Development Foundation as they honourred Karan for his commitment to serve the underprivileged children.

The computers were distributed to 3 of the empowerment schools of the IDF, namely: Vivekananda Bal Gurukul in BR Hills, Maria Nikethan Bal Gurukul in Bangalore and St. Joseph's School in Bangalore. Mr. Somasundaram, Treasurer of Karuna Trust, Fr. Gregory, Secretary of Maria Nikethan School and Fr. George Kannanthanum, Director, Summanahalli Leprosy Centre received the computer on behalf of the empowerment Schools.

Mr. Suresh, Chairman of the Sankya Programme of the Rotary Club and Mrs. Yogeshwari of the Hewlett Packard company were instrumental in arranging the computers for the IDF's empowerment schools.

While thanking the initiatives of young Karan in providing e-learning facility for the underprivileged, Dr. S. Franklin, the Area Manager of IDF for Karnataka, conveyed sincere gratitude to the Rotary Club of Bangalore South and HP Company for lending timely support and reviving the enthusiasm of the teachers in the empowerment schools.

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