The work of Indian Development Foundation needs to be commended in the areas of health and education, expressed Dr. M.S. Swaminathan. Leprosy work requires great courage and commitment and if today India has succeeded eliminating leprosy, it is due to the self-service of stalwarts like Dr. A.R.K. Pillai who have toiled for the uplift of the marginalized poor victims, he added.
The Father of Green Revolution Dr. M.S. Swaminathan and Chairman of M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation received IDF team comprising Dr.A.R.K. Pillai (Founder President), Dr. Narayan B. Iyer (National Co-ordinator), Mr. C. Chidambaram (Manager-Southern Region) and Dr. S. Franklin (Karnataka Area Manager) at MSSR Foundation office, Chennai this morning (16/08/08).
Dr. A.R.K. Pillai apprised the work of Indian Development Foundation in nation building activities involving health, education and rural development aspects. Dr. Narayan gave a broad outline on the forthcoming projects and development works especially `Project Goodness' launched by the Foundation in its silver jubilee year.
Dr. Swaminathan appreciated IDF's initiative towards establishing Bal Gurukuls towards empowering the underprivileged children in India.
Dr. Swaminathan wished IDF and its team members all the best in achieving a developed India of our dream.