Friday, October 14, 2011

IDF News in THE HINDU, Coimbatore

The Mother Teresa Memorial Award was presented to St. Francis Anglo Indian High School at a function held at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan in Chennai on Wednesday. The award instituted by the Indian Development Foundation (IDF) is given to schools for excellence in social responsibility, health awareness programmes and mobilising voluntary resource.

The school bagged the award for its outstanding service in mobilising resources for TB and leprosy treatment. Rev. Sr. Alphonso, Principal, received the award from N. R. Murali, Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan. “India's progress in leprosy eradication efforts had been spectacular and the participatory work by governmental and voluntary agencies was laudable,” said Mr. Murali, who was the chief guest for the event.

He presented awards to the principals of 89 schools in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for their contributions in leprosy/ TB awareness programmes and resource mobilisation. He also awarded medals and certificates to 536 students for their meritorious achievement.

Dr. A.R.K. Pillai, founder president, IDF, presided over the function. IDF had earmarked grants of Rs.60 lakh to 120 health/ development projects all over India. Grants to leprosy/ TB hospitals and projects in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Kerala regions were also distributed.
M. Anandan, Deputy Director, Doordarshan Kendra, Chennai; Chitra Prasad, Correspondent, NSN Matric. Hr. Sec. School; and J. Ravichandran, CEO, German Leprosy and TB Relief Association, were the guests of honour.

- Courtesy - The Hindu, Coimbatore - 14-10-2011

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