Knowledge and telecommunication evangelist Sam Pitroda, currently advisor to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, received IDF team comprising Dr. A.R.K.Pillai, Dr. Narayan Iyer, Dr. S. Franklin and IDF Social Ambassadors - Mr. Cecil O. Joseph and Mr. John Trivedi at his office in Chicago on 7th July 2010.
Dr. Pitroda hailed IDF team for the wonderful work carried out in India in the field of leprosy and other health-education areas. He appreciated Dr. Pillai's communication strategy plan designed to eliminate leprosy from India.
Its the time to go one step ahead and take up `Clean India' movement and Octogenerarian Dr. Pillai is a fitting person to take up this national cause, said Dr. Sam. Whenever you come across any problem, think of Mahatma Gandhi and go ahead, you will find answers. There is lot to be done in the areas of cleanliness drive in India and IDF has all potentials to do. May it be government offices, hospitals, parks, places of worship or any other public area, cleanliness has to be maintained. It will help in reducing spread of communicable diseases and keep people healthy. We need to create a sense of cleanliness drive among every citizen.
Dr. Pillai thanked Dr.Sam Pitroda for giving this challenge to IDF team for building a nation-wide programme on cleanliness. We will make a strategy plan before it is launched and every care will be taken to enlist public participation and in building a better civil society, expressed Dr. Pillai with all confidence.