Saturday, March 31, 2012
It was indeed a great honour to meet Mr.Nandan Nilekani, Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) at the Innovation for India Awards 2012 organised by Marico Innovation Foundation at NCPA, Nariman Point, Mumbai on 30th March 2012. UIDAI received the Innovation Award 2012 for excellent innovation designed in India.
Friday, March 30, 2012
A Green Walk organised by Indian Development Foundation and Standard Chartered Bank.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Ms.Suja Chandran, IDF Social Ambassador represented IDF at the World TB Day 2012 event organised by Birkbeck University of London (24-03-12). Hearty congratulations to team IDF for the wonderful presentation. Special thanks to Dr.Sanjib Bhakta for making this possible and extending wonderful support. IDF is committed to stop TB.
(L/R - Dr. Sanjib Bhakta, Senior Lecturer in Medical Microbiology, Birkbeck - Nikki Jeffery, Director, TB Alert and Suja Chandran, IDF Social Ambassador)
Monday, March 26, 2012
IDF Social Ambassador G.R. Shankersai was awarded with `UGADI PURASKAR AWARD' at Thiyagaraya Gana Sabha, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh on 25-03-2012. The Award was presented at the hands of Padmabhushan Shri Varaprasad, Chairman of the Sabha and Dr. M.K.Ramu, Director of Ramasayee Cultural Organisation, Hyderabad.
IDF team congratulates the young social ambassador for his excellent contributions.
M. Karunagaran, District Collector, Coimbatore, inaugurated the new building of TB Ward at Coimbatore Medical College and Hospital at a programme organised to mark World Tuberculosis Day.
Students from various schools and Government nursing college took part in the rally organised by India Development Foundation.
R. Vimala, Dean of Coimbatore Medical College Hospital, M. Sakthivel, Deputy Director of Medical Services (TB) and F. Fredrick, Development Executive of Indian Development Foundation and D. Mano Ranjit Lad, were also present.
The prize winners of essay competitions conducted by Indian Development Foundation were announced at the event.
V. Subramani Raj, Consultant, World Health Organisation, awarded prizes to S. Sajma (first), Kendriya Vidyalaya Sulur, S. Dhanya(second), Shree Sowdeshwari Vidyalaya Matriculation Higher Secondary School, and S. Manikandan (third), Ruby Matriculation Higher Secondary School .
The rally kicked-off from Pink Square Mall and ended at Kachchi Basti, Jawahar Nagar. The event was supported by Prarambh Foundation, Shastri Nagar and Aadhaar Foundation, Jawahar Nagar. It started at 8.30am and lasted for two hours. Senior educationist, Renu Sharma put some light on the significance of such events.
The event saw participation of nearly 80 students from different schools and colleges.
By the means of street plays people were made aware of the causes, prevention and cure of the disease and were guided about the proper way of medication of TB. Many people promised to quit liquor and smoking while they watched the street play.
Kovid Oli, development executive of IDF, explained the strategies and objectives of the NGO. Aryaman Chetas Pandey, social ambassador of IDF spoke about the upcoming social events to be organized and Sandeep Edwin from Prarambh Foundation concluded the event.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Indian Development Foundation in collaboration with Rotary Club of Mumbai North End organised a street play on TB at the Dr. R. N. Cooper Municipal Hospital in Mumbai on World TB Day, 24th March 2012. The street play, performed by Usodeum Performing Arts team, was well designed to create an impact among the people and remove superstitious belief. Rotarians included - Dr. J. B. Vyas, Ramesh Kurup, J.B. Jain, Aunali Rupani, Sana Rupani, Ananya Save and many others joined IDF Social Ambassadors in distributing TB Awareness Posters to all those present at the venue. Mrs. Grace Pinto, Counsellor of the Medical unit of Rotary Club of Mumbai North End at Cooper Hospital, rendered an excellent support. The entire act of creating TB Awareness and the role of students in social causes were appreciated by Dr. Maya Wadgaonkar, Matron of the Hospital. Volunteers from DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering helped in the co-ordination.
Friday, March 23, 2012
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Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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