Saturday, June 26, 2010

Chicago cheers IDF

Indian Development Foundation was formally introduced to the international community at Chicago in function organized at Super 8 – O’ Hare – Elk Grove Village in Chicago on 25th June '10. A good number of Indo-Americans from Chicago had gathered to extend a warm welcome to the IDF team consisting of Dr. ARK Pillai, Dr. Narayan B. Iyer and Dr. S. Franklin.

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 India had grown significantly over the decades, he lamented that there was much lacuna between the projected goals and the progress made, especially in the fields of health education and development. Dr. Narayan, the CEO of IDF conveyed IDF’s resolve to start one hundred Bal Gurukuls by 2020 so as to cater to the educational needs of poor and underprivileged children. Dr. Franklin cited a few examples on how IDF could effectively network with government and other NGOs towards achieving significant results.

Mrs. Ivy Joseph was inducted as IDF Woman Social Ambassador during the event. Mr. Kanti Patel and Rev. Fr.V.T. John from Mar Thoma Syrian Church spoke on the occasion and assuring the participation and support of Indians in America to IDF. Mrs. Queenie Mendonca from Mangalorean.com also appreciated the good work done by Dr. Pillai and his team.

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.


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3 comments:

Sam Deva Asir said...

It's nice to see that IDF grows, grows and keep on growing

sonia said...

Bravo !!! to the IDF Team It is rightly said that the biggest religion is Humanity. so let it grow beyond all boundaries !!! Congrats to Cecil Joseph n Family to put up a good effort !!!
From : Ammachi, Rose, Sherine, Sonia n Sanju !!

Utkarsh ~ Infinity said...

Congratulations to Dr. Pillai and IDF at such a great achievement, its all about winning more hearts and bringing more people into the sphere of self-less social service, and Dr. Pillai has done such a great job by founding IDF and spreading the influence of the organisation far and wide.
On a side note I have been trying to contact Dr. Narayan, I have e-mailed you the link to the documentary video on youtubou may check your mail in the morning.

Utkarsh