Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2007-08 to Christ School, Bangalore for excellent social work and peak performance in resource mobilisation in Karnataka. IDF Grant to Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra, BR Hills.
IDF young ambassadors Karan Dravid and Shanker Sai lighting the lamp at IDF Silver Jubilee celebrations at Bangalore.
IDF Grant to Sumanahalli Leprosy Project, Bangalore.
Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2007-08 to Pon Vidyashram CBSE School, Valasaravakkam, Chennai for excellent social responsibility programme organised in Tamil Nadu region.
IDF Grants release to projects in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala Regions.IDF's young social ambassador Shiloh Jessie Francisca from Rani Seethai School, Chidambaram receiving the honours. Mr. G.G. Menon, Principal, The Aditya Birla School, Ariyalur receiving honours.
I am indeed happy to launch the mid-day meal programme for the Balwadi children and also present a donation cheque to Indian Development Foundation for leprosy eradication programme on this auspicious day, said MJF Lion Raju V Manwani, District Governor, Lions Club International (Dist 323 A3) . Lions Club of Marol organised October Service Week on 8th Oct. 2008 with main agenda of mid-day meal and support to leprosy cause.
Around 117 children in the Marol, Andheri area will be benefitted from the mid-day meal scheme, said Lion Sanjay J. Khosla, President of Lions Club of Marol. Our club is also happy to continue supporting leprosy programmes of IDF, he said. Lion Venkatesh G. Bhandare, President for Mid-Day Meals thanked Mr. Harish Desai, Project Promoter of Iskcon Food Relief Foundation in organising the project in a beautiful manner. Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, National Co-ordinator of IDF thanked Lions Club members for their kind and continued support to the cause. He also appreciated the work of Lions Club in the uplift of the underprivileged children. The children gathered at the event enjoyed eating hot and delicious khichidi and sweets.
District Governor MJF Lion Raju Manwani greeted everyone on the occasion of Dusshera festival.
His Excellency Shri Rameshwar Thakur, Governor of Karnataka appreciated the work of Indian Development Foundation in the areas of health, education and rural development.
Dr. S. Franklin, Area Manager, Indian Development Foundation accompanied by Mr. Saleem Ahmed, Govt. Chief Whip, Karnataka Legislative Council and Mr. Sunoj, Manager for New Public School, Bangalore called on HE the Governor of Karnataka on 3rd October 2008 at the Raj Bhavan, Bangalore
The NGO is celebrating silver jubilee sought good wishes from the Governor for the ongoing national programme.
HE Shri Rameshwar Thakur congratulated IDF team on its silver jubilee year and expressed happiness on the good work done in the field of leprosy eradication. In a message issued on the IDF Foundation Day the Governor said, "The Foundation's public spirited gestures endeared it to the people, especially those afflicted by leprosy about which continuing efforts need to be made to bring down the human sufferings. The leprosy eradication mission of Government needs to be complemented by the efforts of NGOs and private bodies. The Foundation has extended its area of health care to TB, HIV-AIDS, Cancer and Blindness too, which demonstrates its wider outlook and sympathies."
Dr. Franklin said Indian Development Foundation in Karnataka is working in collaboration with Vivekananda Girijana Kalyana Kendra and Karuna Trust, BR Hills - Hubli Hospital for the Handicapped, Hubli - St. Joseph's Leprosy Hospital, Mangalore - Sumanahalli Leprosy Project, Bangalore and Hind Kusht Nivaran Sangh Dakshina Kannada, Mangalore. IDF has also established 4 educational empowerment programmes for the underprivileged children in Karnataka, he added.
The Governor wished good luck and hoped more people to come forward in nation building activities.