Saturday, May 17, 2008



Coinciding with its 25th anniversary and backed by its long standing expertise and experience, Indian Development Foundation (IDF) embarked on a new project called “Project Goodness”.

Indian Development Foundation through its Project Goodness, aims at empowering the citizens of country by making available to them basic education, health and development facilities through its awareness programme and support systems.

“With a humble beginning of providing service to the leprosy affected people and creating awareness, IDF has contributed and networked with various agencies in achieving the leprosy elimination status in India.” noted Dr. A.R.K. Pillai. Soon after, the foundation diversified into other areas of health, education and rural development.

Speaking at a Press conference organized at Mumbai on 16th May 2008, Dr. Pillai said `in line with its commitment to play a larger role in society, IDF felt the need to review its vision and mission’. Empowerment will be the key issue of the foundation, noted the octagenerarian
IDF aims to involve the youth of the people, by way of inducting them as social ambassador and carrying the message of social responsibility to general public. IDF invites young people to come forward and contribute their mite in creating a better India. Nationwide social health awareness programme is planned to mark the silver jubilee.

Project Goodness will also involve sponsoring the basic education of needy and poor students, establishing additional IDF gurukuls, bridge schools for rag-pickers and street children, arranging health camps and blood camps, honouring leprosy cured persons, networking with other NGOs to achieve the mission.

“The Founder-President of Indian Development Foundation, Dr.A.R.K.Pillai shares a twin milestone of reaching 80 yrs of age and completing 60 years as a Mumbaikar. On this occasion IDF also plans to come out with an autobiography on him”, said Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, National Co-ordinator of IDF.

Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation), a leading national NGO committed to health, education and rural development, rededicates itself to the nation.

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