The 51st Bal Gurukul of IDF - IDEAL BAL GURUKUL - was inaugurated at Goa on the 29th September 2011 in a simple and meaningful function. Holy Cross Institute, Quepem, Goa, run by Ideal Education Society, Goa partnered with IDF to serve the underprivileged children. Around 50 children will be benefiting from the program.
Dr. Uday C. Gaunker, Headmaster, Mrs. Yvette D'Silva, Asst. Headmistress and the teachers of the Bal Gurukul, Mrs. Rekha Nayak and Ms. Priyanka Desai from Holy Cross School were present. Mrs. Solly Mathew and Miss. Mischelle also participated in the event along with a few other teachers of the school.
Dr. Uday. C. Gaunker, Headmaster welcomed Dr. S. Franklin, talked on the purpose of the Bal Gurukul movement and appreciated the enthusiasm and commitment of the school team for the betterment of the children. Mr. C.A. Mathew enthused the children to perform well in their studies. Mrs. Yvette D' Silva appreciated the social concern and useful activities of IDF. Mrs. Priyanka Desai proposed vote of thanks. Sweets were distributed to the students.
While interacting with the students, many of them said they either become teachers, doctors, engineers, police officers or pilots. IDF team wished them all the best. Most of the Bal Gurukul students hail from very poor background and poor in academics. The teachers expressed hope that the Bal Gurukul will help the students compete with the rest of the students and excel in their studies for a successful life ahead.