Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Dr.A.R.K.Pillai, Dr. Franklin, Dr. Narayan, Mr. Cecil Joseph and Mr. Rajan Kallumkal called on the Rev. Bishop and Rev. Fathers and explained the work of IDF.
Rev. Fr. Antony Thundathil, Vicar of Syro Malabar Cathedral receiving IDF vision and mission statement from IDF team.
"Hope on the Horizon" - Life and Times of Dr.A.R.K.Pillai
on 1st July 2010 at India House Banquet, Schaumburg, Chicago at 6:30 PM.
The book will be released by Mr. Niranjan Shah & FIA Members
The book is authored by Padmashri Dr. H. Sudarshan (eminent Social Reformer) and foreworded by Padmabhushan Dr. M.S. Swaminathan (father of the Green Revolution of India).
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Thanking Mrs. Queenie and MKCA team for the great honour, Dr. Pillai said `i am touched to receive the `humanitarian award' and i share it with my colleagues and supporters of the Foundation'
Dr. Pillai apprised the members on the various social programmes carried out by the Foundation for the uplift of the poor and the needy.
The members appreciated the noble work of IDF.
Dr. Pillai speaking to social entrepreneurs at IDCA meet in Chicago on 26th June 2010.
Saturday, June 26, 2010
Indian Development Foundation was formally introduced to the international community at
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. A.R.K. Pillai, the founder President of IDF narrated the success story of the Foundation in leprosy elimination. He asserted that appropriated strategies to enlist the participation of common man paid rich dividends in achieving the goal of leprosy elimination within a desirable time limit. Though
Mrs. Ivy Joseph was inducted as IDF Woman Social Ambassador during the event. Mr. Kanti Patel and Rev. Fr.V.T. John from
Mr. Cecil Joseph said that he was aware of the good work carried out by IDF for over two decades and expressed his resolve to help IDF to reach to a higher level. Mr. John Trivedi, Director of Operations, Chicago/ O’Hare Hotels made all arrangements for the event in a excellent manner.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Parachute Regiment School supports IDF's humanitarian programmes.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Around 50 Private Medical practitioners/Family Physicians participated in the program organized at Dasappa Hospital Premises, BBMP Auditorium, Bangalore on the 20th of June and welcomed worthy initiative.
Mr. P Dhanraj, Councilor, Sri Dharmaraya Swamy Temple Ward, lighted the traditional lamp and inaugurated the program. Dr. Shashidhar Buggi, Director & Hon Secretary SDSTRC & KSTBA and Dr. Bhaktavatsalam, Deputy Director, State TB Office, Karnataka felicitated.
Dr. H R Ravindra Reddy, WHO State Consultant – RNTCP, spoke on Current Diagnostic & Treatment Practices under RNTCP. Dr. Preetish, CMO- National TB Institute, Bangalore, spoke on International Standards for T B care. Dr. Subramanyam, Ex- President, Family Physicians Association, speaking on the Role of Private Practitioners in the control of TB sought the active participation of Private Practitioners in RNTCP towards controlling TB. Dr. Jagadeesh Medical Officer, RNTCP, BBMP and Dr. Vijay Kumar S Biradar, Project Coordinator (TB), BBMP spoke on “Role of NGOs & Public Participation in RNTCP. A film show on TB awareness was also organized during the program.
Mr. Samuel Vincent, Zonal Officer, IDF proposed vote of thanks. Mr. Sreenath and Dr. M Somashekar from BBMP also spoke on the occasion.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
The camp was inaugurated by Dr. A. Varadarajan, Joint Director of Family Health and Rural Welfare, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, Vellore Dist. Rtn. K.M. Subramaniyan, Chairman and Mr. C. Veerabadran, Treasurer, IIPA Tirupattur branch appreciated the villagers’ response to medical camp.
The medical team - Dr. C. Dhandapani, Dr. Deepalakshmi , Dr. Vidhya Bharathi, Dr. R. Senthil Kumaran and Dr. Suresh - rendered excellent service during the camp. IDF wishes to thank the paramedical workers and volunteers who gave their excellent service.
A total of 1327 persons including men, women and children from Puthur Nadu village got benefited from the medical camp.
Mr. R. Settu, Co-ordinator (TN & Pondy), IDF managed the public event in a successful manner.