On the occasion on World TB Day 2010 which was observed on 24/03, Indian Development Foundation organised an essay writing competition in Bangalore region. 426 students from 43 schools took active part in the essay writing competition both in English and Kannada.
On the move against Tuberculosis was the topic given to the students.
In Kannada essay writing, Salman Khan (Std. 9) from Sri Vinayaka Vidya Kendra, Byatarayanapura, Bangalore bagged the first prize while Aishwarya Y. Shenoy (Std 8) from Bangalore Education Society, Malleshwaram, Bangalore and M. Rakshitha (Std.8) from National High School, Basavanagudi, Bangalore bagged the second and third prize respectively.
In English essay writing, D. Mary Diana (Std 8) from Our Lady of Bon Secours Girls High School, Bangalore bagged the first prize while Sahana M.S. (Std. 9) from Sri Vinayaka Vidya Kendra, Byatarayanapura, Bangalore and R. Swetha (Std. 9) from Our Bon Secours Girls High School, Bangalore bagged second and third prize respectively.
The young writers received honours, cash award and Certificate of Appreciation at the hands of Prof. (Dr.) Behera, Director L.R.S. Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Govt. of India - Mr. Bharath Lal Meena, Commissioner of BBMP - Dr. Prahalad Kumar, Director, National Institute of Tuberculosis - Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka and Dr. Vijayakumar Biradar, BBMP District TB Officer.
IDF young social ambassador Nishchith (Std.6) from Kendriya Vidyalaya, MEG & Centre, Bangalore who added symphony to the whole event by moving his fingers on the musical keyboard was also honoured at the function.
IDF social ambassador Ms.Vimala Hiremath assisted Dr. S. Franklin, Manager, Indian Development Foundation for the overall success of the social event.