Saturday, December 31, 2011
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Thursday, December 22, 2011
Goregaon Mumbai - Dec 22, 2011
by IDF India
Nuclear and Management Scientist Dr. AP Jayaraman addressed thestudents and faculties at the Golden Jubilee Lecture Series organised by Vivek Education of Society's Vivek Vidyalaya, Vivek College of Commerce and Vivek Alumni Associatiion. Students and faculties from different colleges in Mumbai availed the benefit of knowledge. The topic for students was `Acquiring Intellectual Capital for the Emerging Knowledge Economy" and the topic for faculties was `The Future of Education and Education for the Future". The participants received the message and interacted with the guest speaker. The event was co-ordinated by IDF team.
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Monday, December 19, 2011
Social commitment is the essence of business management. Corporate thinking needs to be blended properly to include social theme as part of business philosophy. This is the best way to manage equitable distribution of resources reducing the gap between the haves and the have-nots, opined Shri Narayana Murthy, Chairman Emeritus, Infosys in Bengaluru on Monday.
Corporate leader and humanist Shri Narayana Murthy was conferred with Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2011 by Indian Development Foundation (IDF) at a function organized at NIMHANS in Bengaluru on 19th December 2011. Shri Narayana Murthy received the honour for his relentless support in building a new India and excellent contributions in socio-economic development of the nation.
Shri Narayana Murthy praised IDF’s efforts to improve health care and education for the underprivileged children of this country through a novel scheme of Bal Gurukuls. The contributions of IDF in spearheading leprosy elimination and India’s development need to be appreciated by the people. Shri Murthy highlighted the social model adopted by IDF in translating socio-economic equality in the process of national development. He also stressed on the importance of self-reliance in managing national development programmes.
Prof. Pankaj Chandra, Director, IIM-Bangalore highlighted the importance on social-theme management among the emerging entrepreneurs and corporate bodies. Presenting the honour, Prof. Pankaj Chandra said Shri Murthy championed the need for social action to usher in an egalitarian society in India.
Dr. Satish Chandra, Director and Vice-Chancellor of NIMHANS congratulated Shri Narayana Murthy in setting a life example of uprightness and trusteeship concept as enunciated by Mahatma Gandhi. He complimented IDF for its unremitting work in the field of health, education and rural development.
Dr. H. Sudarshan, Hon. Secretary, Vivekanand Girijana Kalyana Kendra congratulated Shri Narayana Murthy for setting up an excellent business model for others to emulate.
Dr. A.R.K. Pillai, Founder President of IDF presided over the function. He congratulated Shri Narayana Murthy for his sterling contributions and inspiring the youth of this nation towards evolving a better life. Dr. Pillai said IDF has been bestowing Mother Teresa Award on personalities who have been the change-makers of India. Dr. M.S.Swaminathan received the similar honour last year.
Mrs. Sudha Murthy was also present at the function and received thunderous applause from the audience for the excellent support extended to Shri Murthy in his life-career.
Mr.Kailash Agarwal, Managing Director, Varun Industries Ltd and many other corporate and social leaders were present to witness the historic event.
Students from Mary Immaculate Bal Gurukul rendered the invocation song at the opening ceremony and enthralled the audience while students from Shanthi Bal Gurukul led the national anthem at the closure. Rtn. E.S. Sumesh, Trustee, IDF welcomed the dignitaries while Rtn. Aunali Rupani, Trustee, IDF proposed a vote of thanks.
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Sunday, December 11, 2011
Last year the award was presented to Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, the Father of the Green Revolution of India.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Saturday, November 26, 2011
IDF inaugurated its 57th Bal Gurukul - DAYASAGAR BAL GURUKUL at Malwani, Malad, Mumbai on 26/11/11. Paying rich tributes to the Martyrs of 26/11, Dr. ARK Pillai, Rotarian Sana Rupani and Dr. Narayan Iyer launched Dayasagar Bal Gurukul for the empowerment of students in
Friday, November 25, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Mr.M.Rangasami, Senior Development Executive, Indian Development Foundation addressing the students of Government Higher Secondary School, Sanvur, Salem, Tamil Nadu.Indian Development Foundation TB Awareness in the rural India.
Friday, November 11, 2011
Friday, November 4, 2011
Greetings and good wishes from IDF !
Hope you all are doing fine. We wish you and everyone in the family a happy time.
First of all let me express our sincere thanks to you for supporting blanket mobilising drive for couple of years now. Blankets are required for the poor leprosy patients and those needy persons in leprosy colonies in northern parts of India and needy and elderly people living in hilly regions in the south of India. Our thanks to you for all your goodness.
The current situation
The winter has already set in some parts of northern region and hilly regions of India. As the days go by, the climate will get colder and colder. It will become very difficult for people, particular the those have-nots living in leprosy colonies and older people to bear the biting cold. It is always better to offer them blankets before hand so that they are protected.
We are confident that this year too we will receive good response from our friends. The more the support received by IDF, the more will be the beneficiaries and more will be blessings received by you and family.
Last year we could mobilise a good number of blankets for poor leprosy patients and underprivileged children under the care of IDF projects.
We have started receiving requests for blankets from different projects in northern India/ hilly regions in India. It is the time to show your love and warmth to the have-nots in the society. Let's do it now before it is too late. We need atleast 2000 blankets for this winter.
We would request people to come forward and donate blankets or cash for blankets. Donations may be sent to Indian Development Foundation (L 10/ 3 & 4 Jal Ratan Deep, Bangur Nagar, Goregan (W), Mumbai 400 104 - email@example.com OR firstname.lastname@example.org). We will send a complete report of distribution. Cost per blanket is quoted as Rs.250/= per blanket.
The donation amount may be sent by way of cheque/ DD in favour of Indian Development Foundation. Donations to IDF are exempted under sec 80G of IT Act. As and when we receive the donation for blankets the same will be sent to project areas so that there is no wastage of time in transportation. The blankets are purchased locally and distributed. IDF's Savings Bank A/c. 207001000083586 - IFSC - IOBA0002070 - Indian Overseas Bank, Goregaon (W), Mumbai 400104 (Send mail and confirm - Specify For Blankets)
Why postpone goodness in life ? What is possible today may not be possible later. Please give your love filled with warmth to the leprosy affected people and other underprivileged children.
Looking forward to your kind and continued support and with regards,
Dr. Narayan Iyer
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Our plan across the nation -
1 social action plan to Clean-India,
11 new Bal Gurukuls to be launched on the day,
111 health awareness projects and
1111 social ambassadors to join IDF.
Join hands with IDF to Empower-Educate-Enlighten.
You support, we do the rest !!!
Monday, October 31, 2011
(In picture left to right) - Dr. Narayan Iyer, Mr. Ashok Kadam, Dr. S.S. Gavde, Dr. A.R.K.Pillai, Dr. V.V.Dongre, Dr. W.S. Bhatki, Dr. Anil Bandiwadekar (Executive Health Officer, Mumbai), Mr. Uday H. Thakar, Dr. Shashikant B. Umrane, Dr. Amita Pednekar, Dr. V.V.Pai, Mr. Vivek Borkar and Mrs. Pratibha Kathe