Sunday, June 30, 2013

Student Sensitization Programme - Kasturba Gandhi Trust Bal Gurukul.

Indian Development Foundation conducts Student Sensitization Programme @  Kasturba Gandhi Trust Bal Gurukul with a view to enlighten children for a better tommorow.  The children of today are the future of tomorrow; with this powerful statement comes the responsibility to mold and shape our children in order to create the best possible future for everyone.



Very few people in this world are fortunate enough to gift others fellow human beings a moment of happiness. Sometimes, we find great pleasure in such gestures, which result in a stranger being happy for what we have done.
A society moves forward when its women and children are happy, for it is their happiness that brings peace and harmony to the society. 


In this fast paced world, one might not always find time to personally get involved in a service activity, which needs a huge investment of time and hard work, but it is a very noble gesture to get involved in whatever way possible.
It is very nice to see the children from Secunderabad Public School getting involved in this noble cause of helping these people.  



Apart from spending time and interacting with the children, bought  some provisions which are given below:Rice   -  125kg
Dal  -  33kg
Red Dal  -  2kg 300 gr
Pesarapappu  -  1kg 500g
Menapappu   -  2kg 500g
Pachhi Senagapappu  - 500g
Bhatani  - 250g and ice cream powder and
Upma ravva 150g and  Pallilu  100g.

IDF is a Knowledge/ Execution Partner of Schools, Corporates, and Government agencies for development programmes across India. 
IDF involves lakhs of students and citizens for leprosy/ TB awareness-cum-resource mobilization.  The School Teams have their pride of place.  IDF has given opportunity to every citizen to participate in this national humanitarian effort.



Monday, June 24, 2013

IDF Conducts HAP Programme at State Bank of Mysore employees school, Bangalore



Indian Development Foundation conducted Health Awareness Programme  (HAP) at State Bank of Mysore employees school, Near Ashok pillar, Bangalore.The programme was organised by Mr.Shenoy  Karnataka State TB Association (KSTBA) 

Mr. lokesh, district Liasion officer TB control REDCROSS also attended the progeramme along with Clinical Research Pharmacist from Dr.Buggi's hospital. Around 350 students attended the prog. The event was very interactive. 



Saturday, June 22, 2013

A memorable visit to Assisi Bhavan - Home for the Aged

Mr.Mohan Swamy, Mrs. Renuka and Ishan donated blankets for the elderly people at Assisi Bhavan - Home for the Aged at Goregaon East Mumbai on 22nd of June 2013.




 IDF team - Dr. Pillai, Dr. Narayan, Mr. R. Mohan and Mr.Satendraprasad co-ordinated the distribution. Rev. Sr. Janet, Superior and Rev. Sr. Norah thanked Mohan & Family for the contributions.



IDF @ Schools in Salem

A.E.T.Higher Sec.School, Narasingapuram, Attur, supports IDF. Mr.M.Rangasami, presenting Certificate  of  Appreciation to Mr.C.Raman, Headmaster for extending support to humanitarian programmes of Indian Development Foundation.
Bala Gurukulam Matriculation School, Ammapet, Salem Supports IDF. M.Rangasami, Presenting Certificate of Appreciation to Mrs.R.Uma, Principal for extending support to humanitarian programmes of  Indian Development Foundation.






Clunny Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Salem Supports IDF. Mr.M.Rangasami, IDF presenting Certificate of Appreciation to Rev.Sr.NORAH, Prinicipal for extending support to humanitarian programme Indian Development Foundation. The school team looks on. 





Govt. Boys Hr.Sec.School,Vennandur Supports IDF. Mr.T.Madheswaran ,Headmaster Presenting the students with  prizes for extending support to humanitarian programme of Indian Development Foundation. Mr.M. Rangasami looks on.

JayaRani Girls Hr. Sec. School, Nethimedu, Salem Supports IDF. Mr.M.Rangasami. IDF presenting certificate of Appreciation to Sr.Louis Mary, Headmistress for extending support to humanitarian Programme  Indian Development Foundation.
Jayarani Girls Hr Sec .School, Nethimedu, Salem Supports IDF. Sr.Louismary, Headmistress presenting the student prizes for extending support to humantarian programme. Mr.M.Rangasami, IDF looks on.

World Environment Awareness Campaign @ Secunderabad

World Environment "THINK EAT SAVE" Awareness Campaign for All people  in Secunderabad Railway Station. 

On the occasion of "World Environment Day 2013 Theme THINK - EAT- SAVE "  Indian Development Foundation (IDF) in association with Standard Chartered Bank , Hyderabad  organized an awareness campaign for general public in Secunderabad Railway Station.Messages, Standees, banners, short films were displayed for the general public.  



Mr. Jayram, Senior Station Superintendent, Secunderabad Railway station was the chief guest. Special invitee was Mr.Ramakrishnamacharyulu, Ex Secretary SCRMU.  Mr. Jayram inaugurated the campaign and asked all to think before buying or ordering food, and not to waste. as it is directly related to wastage of natural resources.





Given the enormous imbalance in lifestyles and the resultant devastating effects on the environment, this campaign calls for minimizing waste of food at all stages of the food chain, from farm to plate, encourages you to become more aware of the environmental impact of the food choices you make and empowers you to make informed decisions. 






Mr.Jayaram appreciated IDF and SCB for doing this awareness program which is very essential for all people now. SCB were represented by Mr.Sunder , Manager Standard Chartered Bank and Managers of other branches and staff of SCB participated in the event and  interacted with public to create awareness on "Think-Eat- Save".  







IDF would to thank  Mr.Ramana Reddy, Additional Divisional Railway Manager , South central railway Secunderabad division , Mr.Jayaram , Sr.Station superintendent , Secunderabad station, Mr.Siva Kumar , secretary SCRMU , Mr.Ramakrishnamacharyulu for their kind cooperation and support and  thank Standard Chartered Bank Managers and staff of Hyderabad branches for their 
support and excellent participation. 



IDF appreciations to Master Kiran , young ambassador. Hearty Appreciations  to Mr.Ramesh , Mr.Balakrishna , Mr.Mustafa for their energetic participation and making this program a success. A special appreciation to Mr.Jayram and Mr.Sunder for their excellent support to make this program a success. 



Through this year’s campaign we have emphasised people to take action from your home and then witness the power of collective decisions you and others have made to reduce food waste, save money, minimise the environmental impact of food production and force food production processes to become more efficient. 



IDF team represented by Mr.Sanjay Ram, project coordinator, Mr.Ramesh Project Manager, Mr.Mustafa, Executive and Mr.Balakrishna Executive, Master Kiran , student ambassador of KV No 2 Uppal coordinated the event and and  interacted with public to create awareness on "Think-Eat- Save".  

Think. Eat. Save is an anti-food waste and food loss campaign that encourages you to reduce your foodprint. 

" Think before you eat and help save our environment" !

Women Empowerment prog. @ Denalai, Nilgiris

IDF launches women empowerment prog in  Denali and Ethumakkandi village. The Prog was launched under the umbrella of S3 i.e. Sarva Sakhi Swabhimaan project of IDF. The prog was named as Hethaimman and Indira Gandhi Empowerment Programme. Indian Development Foundation donated with sewing machines which would help them to learn tailoring and support their family. 



Later women will  also be inducted in Vocational training, Educational and Financial literacy prog. The women of the village felt very happy about the prog and thanked IDF for their support.



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Prof. Rajesh Adkar pledges to develop weaker student.


Prof. Rajesh Adkar, Social Ambassador of Indian Development Foundation (IDF) pledged to teach weaker students of St. Thomas Marthoma School, Pathanwadi. He is a maths graduate and a teacher since 1994. Being a teacher, he thought of helping the weaker students from the school 








Indian Development Foundation introduced him to St. Thomas Marthoma School and immediately he chalked an assignment with the principal Madam Dias for teaching the students from X standard. He would be teaching Maths which includes Algebra and Geometry. 





It was also his Birthday and he distributed Chocolates among the students. Prof. Adkar said, "Being a Teacher this is the best I can do for the society". IDF & St. Thomas Marthoma School salutes Prof. Rajesh Adkar for his efforts for the development of the Students!!!



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Thursday, June 20, 2013

INTERNATIONAL GANDHI AWARD- 2013


Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation


Invites Application for the "INTERNATIONAL GANDHI AWARD" 2013 for Anti Leprosy Work.

Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation is a pioneering organization established in 1951 in the field of leprosy in India. It has instituted the award titled "INTERNATIONAL GANDHI AWARD" in 1986. The necessary details of the award can be seen in the below form. 












Gandhi Memorial Leprosy Foundation
Ramnagar, Wardha- 442001, Maharashtra.


Chairman: Dhirubhai Mehta
Vice-Chairman: Tilak S. Chauhan

Director: Dr. B.S.Garg
Jt. Director: P.V.Bahulekar


Phone: (07152) 242627
Fax: 07152-252970
Email: gmlflep@gmail.com


"Reuse" Books - Distribution to Orphan Children in Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa, Secunderabad



It would take a rough average of 24 trees to produce a ton of printing and writing paper
KV 2 Uppal and Secunderabad Public School have Saved lot of trees !!!!
 
Indian Development Foundation Young Ambassadors school children from Kendriya Vidyalaya 2 Uppal, Hyderabad have created awareness, coordinated and collected  unused papers from each note book from many students of the school after the exams. IDF gave it for binding to make  it into reusable note books of  200 pages and 300 pages each.  

A set of these reusable books were handed over to Mr.Shaik Mohammad Saleem, Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Hyderabad. Mr.Saleem appreciated IDF for inculcating this idea and also the efforts of the KV 2 Uppal  young ambassadors in coordinating this whole activity.
 
Secunderabad Public School, Secunderabad management have taken lot of efforts to mobilise unused books in school and donated these books  to  IDF to be given to needy children.

IDF AP team gave these books, pencils, pens, sharpeners, erasers and story & comic books, to children of Missionaries of Charity of Mother Teresa, Secunderabad on 19th Jun 2013. There are around 50 children in this home. The children were very happy to receive the books. 


  
IDF appreciates the efforts and involvement of KV 2 Uppal students. IDF also thanks Mr.Sankar, Principal and Mrs.Jayasree, teacher of KV 2 uppal for thier encouragement , guidance and support in this activity. IDF thanks Mrs.Sujatha, Principal, Mr.Augustine, Correspondent, Mrs.Vijaya, Vice principal and all teachers  of Secunderabad Public School for taking  efforts to collect unused books and donate to the needy.


It’s easy being green- Save trees – Save Environment 
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Never refuse to reuse


An initiative by IDF Young Ambassadors of KV No 2 Uppal Hyderabad and Secunderabad Public School.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

"Reuse" Books - Distribution to Forum for Street Children, Secunderabad

It would take a rough average of 24 trees to produce a ton of printing and writing paper but KV 2 Uppal and Secunderabad Public School have Saved lot of trees !!!!

Indian Development Foundation Young Ambassadors school children from Kendriya Vidyalaya 2 Uppal  , Hyderabad have created awareness, coordinated and collected  unused papers from each note book from many students of the school after the exams. IDF gave it for binding to make  it into reusable note books of  200 pages and 300 pages each. 
  

A set of these reusable books were handed over to Mr.Shaik Mohammad Saleem, Deputy Commissioner, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan, Hyderabad. Mr.Saleem appreciated IDF for inculcating this idea and also the efforts of the KV 2 Uppal  young ambassadors in coordinating this whole activity.
Secunderabad Public School, Secunderabad management have taken lot of efforts to mobilise unused books in school and donated these books  to  IDF to be given to needy children.

IDF Trustee and renowned nuclear Scientist, Dr. A. P. Jayaraman  gave these books  to children of "Forum for street children" , R P Road, Secunderabad on 11th Jun 2013. Dr.Jayaraman and Dr Franklin from IDF appreciated the efforts of KV 2 uppal and Secunderabad public school students , teachers and principals. The children were very happy to receive the books. 




IDF received requests from many poor parents for note books and stationary for their children. These parents were invited to  IDF office and  the books were handed over to them.
  
IDF appreciates the efforts and involvement of KV 2 Uppal students. IDF also thanks Mr.Sankar, Principal and Mrs.Jayasree, teacher of KV 2 uppal for their encouragement , guidance and support in this activity. IDF thanks Mrs.Sujatha, Principal, Mr.Augustine, Correspondent, Mrs.Vijaya, Vice principal and all teachers  of Secunderabad Public School for taking  efforts to collect unused books and donate it to the needy.



An initiative by IDF Young Ambassadors of KV No 2 Uppal Hyderabad and Secunderabad Public School.

It’s easy being green - Save trees – Save Environment
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle - Never refuse to reuse 






Monday, June 17, 2013

Inaguration of Jhansi Rani Bal Gurukul at Ayyappanaickenpatti Village, Virudhunagar Dist

Indian Development Foundation starts 121st  Bal Gurukul at  Appayanaickenpatti Village, Virudhunagar Dist.

Mr. S. Mahalingam, President, Appayanaickenpatti village inaugurated the Jhansi Rani Bal Gurukul. He appreciated the service of the IDF and thanked the IDF for selecting their village for opening a bal gurukul. He promised all possible support for the bal gurukul. Mr. S. Sreeram, spoke about the activities of IDF for the welfare of people and requested the bal gurukul students to use the opportunity for their success.



Mr. K.V. Alagarsamy, Retd HM appreciated the service of IDF and he is happy to provide the place for the bal gurukul and thanked Mrs. V. Kamala, Teacher, KVS, CLRI, Chennai. Mrs. A. Rajathilagam, teacher, KVS, Virudhunagar, Mrs. S. Genga, Teacher, Jhansi Rani Bal Gurukul, Mrs. A. Devika, Anganwadi Worker, Mr. George Fernandez, IDF were participated the inaguration of the bal gurukul.




Saturday, June 15, 2013

CHANGES FOR CHANGE to inculcate joy of giving

MUSKAAN spreads SMILES all around. "CHANGES FOR CHANGE"

Muskaan, IDF young social ambassador celebrated her birthday 15-06-2013. As a return gift to her friends who participated in the celebration, Muskaan selected IDF's Piggy Banks to be gifted to her friends. IDF launched a programme `CHANGES FOR CHANGE' a Piggy Bank concept to inculcate `joy of giving' among young minds and families. Muskaan felt extremely happy to distribute IDF Piggy Banks to all her friends and requested them to contribute coins for education cause. 

The contributions received under "CHANGES FOR CHANGE" will be utilized for IDF Bal Gurukuls in different parts of India. Muskaan has set an excellent example for many others to emulate and spread smiles all around. While we convey our best wishes and greetings to dear Muskaan, we also thank her parents for the support extended to her. Our special thanks Mrs. Rekha Bajaj, IDF Education Ambassador for introducing the project among young minds.

Those desirous of having an IDF Piggy Bank at your home or distribute it as gifts to your friends/ families may write to us at info@idf.org.in




IDF has over 120 Bal Gurukuls spread across India. Every coin counts...

IDF appreciates services of Fr. George Kannanthnum, Director Leprosy rehabilitation programme, Sumanhalli, Karnataka.

Fr. George Kannanthnum, Director of Summanahalli, Leprosy rehabilitation programme  transferred to Doddaballalur. Fr George has been working for more than 25 years to enhance the quality of life by bringing dignity and justice for the most marginalized groups in Karnataka and specially in Bangalore. He has  taken several initiatives to provide services for the prisoners, alcoholics, leprosy patients, HIV patients and the persons with disabilities. 


 Fr. Peter assumed office as the new Director of Sumanahalli on the 15th of June 2013. Fr. George Kannathanum, Director  has been a great friend to IDF and had extended extraordinary support during his tenure at Sumanahalli. IDF conveys heartfelt greeting to him and wish him all the best in his new assignment.

Friday, June 14, 2013

BLOOD DONATION CAMP, INFOSYS, HYDERABAD




Indian Development Foundation Hyderabad Coordinated and organized a blood donation camp  on 14th Jun 2013 on "World Blood Donors day"  in INFOSYS LTD, GACHIBOWLI, HYDERABAD.


IDF appreciates Infosys employees who have come forward to donate blood to the poor and needy in government hospitals. 


Blood bank teams from MNJ Cancer hospital and Gandhi Hospital Blood banks visited Infosys Campus and conducted the camp. MNJ Cancer hospital is responsible for treating thousands of cancer cases every year and Gandhi Hospital is treating thousands of general cases every year. Here almost all patients who come for treatment are very poor.




Many employees informed that they were very happy to donate blood to poor patients in government hospitals.  
The great sympathy and generosity shown by Infosys employees sends an inspirational message to others regarding the importance of blood donation to government hospitals. The donation of blood was very precious to these patients.



 "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.  Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something"



We thank Infosys Hyderabad campus management for accepting our request and volunteering and helping humanity. 

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Nielsen Global Impact Day, 2013, Chennai



The students from St. Antony's primary school, Velachery and Good Life Centre joined the Nielsen team at Dhakshinachithra, Nielsen team lead by Ms. Anmol Sherpa, Director, Client Solutions, welcomed the students with chocolates. 






The students were divided into two groups and each group was lead by the volunteers from Nielsen. They also witnessed & enjoyed magic show, pot making, puppet show, Bullock cart drive etc. The students were offered cakes and snacks and in the afternoon the lunch was provided by the Nielsen team. 




The students visited various South Indian model houses.Volunteers from Nielsen were very enthusiastic to serve the lunch to the children.In the evening both the group joined together and enjoyed the folk dance of Tamil Nadu. The staff from Nielsen and students performed a dance and entertained the crowd. In the evening the volunteers distributed the stationery items and snacks to the children. Every spent quality time with the students.


Nielsen Global Impact Day - 2013, Mumbai, Thane.






Nielsen Global Impact Day - 2013. Nielsen Team visited Akshayshakti Welfare Association at Thane (West), Mumbai on 13th June 2013 as part of their Global Impact Day organized annually.










Indian Development Foundation's education projects (Bal Gurukuls) was selected for the Nielsen Global Impact Day. The social champions from Nielsen visited IDF Bal Gurukuls in Mumbai (3 locations), Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Delhi (Ghaziabad) as part of their global social impact day. 







The visiting team distributed books, stationaries and food. The team spent a good amount of time with the children of IDF Bal Gurukuls and created a social impact. Thousands of children in the Bal Gurukuls got benefited by this process. Our special thanks to Team NIELSEN for selecting IDF BAL GURUKULS.


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Nielsen Global Impact Day, Bangalore


The Nielsen  Global Impact Day celebrated with their 27 employees at shanthi Balgurukul, Campbell road, Bangalore on 13th June. The event started with prayer. Team leader & coordinator of the event Ms. Richa Khetawat,  Associate Manager conducted games for the children along with her team.



The event came to an end by distributing cake & biscuits to the children. 50 children from IDF Bal gurukul  participated and really enjoyed. The Team spent good amount of time children and created a social impact.



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Nielsen Global Impact Day - 2013 (St.Catherine's Home,Mumbai)


Nielsen Global Impact Day - 2013. Nielsen Team visited St. Catherine's Home and School at Andheri (West), Mumbai on 13th June 2013 as part of their Global Impact Day organized annually.
Indian Development Foundation's education projects (Bal Gurukuls) was selected for the Nielsen Global Impact Day.

The social champions from Nielsen visited IDF Bal Gurukuls in Mumbai (3 locations), Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Chandigarh and Delhi (Ghaziabad) as part of their global social impact day. The visiting team distributed books, stationaries and food.




The team spent a good amount of time with the children of IDF Bal Gurukuls and created a social impact. Thousands of children in the Bal Gurukuls got benefited by this process. Our special thanks to Team NIELSEN for selecting IDF BAL GURUKULS.



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Nielsen Global Impact Day - 2013 (Govandi, Mumbai)



Nielsen Global Impact Day - 2013 @ IDF project, Lok Seva Sangam, Baiganwadi, Govandi, Mumbai. Students received books, stationary items and food. Dr. Sharad Nayampally, IDF Social Ambassador and Mrs. Seema, LSS Social Ambassador co-ordinated the event.








The social champions from Nielsen visited IDF Bal Gurukuls as a part of their global social impact day. The visiting team distributed books, stationary and food. The team spent a good amount of time with the children of IDF Bal Gurukuls and created a social impact.