Thursday, October 31, 2013

Diwali Celebration: IDF Kalam Bal Gurukul, Chennai.



Indian Development Foundation Celebrates Diwali Festival with the students of Kalam Bal Gurukul, Chennai. The students were distributed food items, Sparkles & gifts. The students lighted Diyas and celebrated the festival of light & Joy. 

Diwali Celebration. 







Diwali Celebrations, M. N. Banajee Blind Home, Mumbai

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) Celebrates Diwali festivals with the inmates of the Muncherjee Nowrojee Banajee Industrial Home for the Blind (MNB), Jogeshwari, Mumbai. 

The Muncherjee Nowrojee Banajee Industrial Home for the Blind (MNB) was established on 16th of July 1956 is a monument to the munificence of Late Serenbai BanajeeThe MNB Home caters to the physical, mental and moral upliftment of its inmates. 





The institution's aim has always been to provide multifarious services for visually-challenged individuals and to enable and encourage them to be self-reliant. 

The center provides training for various activities viz; Chair caning, Simple Tailoring, Weaving, Light Engineering, Computer training, Phenyl Making, Candle & Agarbatti Making etc. The center also provides financial assistance for the employment generation through their Maxi and Mini Scheme. The center also has hostel facility.  




IDF Corporate Manager Mr. P.S.V Nathan distributed gifts to the inmates and the staff at the center. IDF appreciates the efforts of the center/Staff in their initiative to bring light to the world of the blind. Special thanks to the Mr. S. Sriram, CEO, for the co ordination he rendered. IDF also thanks the Social Ambassador Satendar & Ashwin for their constant support. 

Diwali Celebration- Photos




Diwali celebration: Assisi Bhavan, Goregaon, Mumbai

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) celebrates Diwali festival with the inmates of Assisi Bhavan, Goregaon, Mumbai. IDF Advisor Mr. Rajiv Phadke was present at the center and distributed gifts to the inmates. IDF thanks Sis. Janet for the assistance she rendered. 




IDF apprecitaes the efforts of the volunteers Satender, Gopal, Shrey, Ashwin & Jhanvi. IDF appreciates the efforts of the Assisi Bhavan/ Staff and wishes them Good Luck for all their endeavors.


  Diwali Celebration- Photos

Diwali Celebration: Delhi School of Excellence (DSE) @ Kasturba Gandhi Bal Gurukul.

Diwali - A festival of Lights, sweets , caring & sharing.

Mrs. Hemalatha, Principal ,  Mrs.Jasmine ,Headmistress , Teachers, Staff and Students interacted with the inmates ,  sang songs and played with the children. They distributed sweets , crackers and clothes to all the children and women of the bal gurukul.

INDIAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (IDF) AP  along with students and staff of Delhi School of Excellence (DSE)  , Manikonda , Hyderabad  and Social Ambassadors celebrated Diwali in IDF Kasturba Gandhi National Memorial Trust Bal Gurukul on 31st Oct 2013. 


The inmates of the trust prepared beautiful diyas which was on display and all the students and staff of Delhi School of Excellence purchased the diyas. It was a wonderful and joyful day celebration for the students from the Bal Gurukul and the School.



IDF appreciates the efforts of the DSE for celebrating the festival and spreading the light with the Bal Gurukul students.

Diwali Celebrations. 

Diwali Celebrations- Vimala Dermatological Center, Mumbai

Indian Development Foundation organised a citizens' reach-out programme on the occasion of Diwali at Vimala Dermatological Centre, Versova, Mumbai on 30-10-2013. 





Lt. Gen. Ajai Barnabas Masih (Retd) UYSM was the Chief Guest. He congratulated the efforts of IDF in organizing such a meaningful event. He also lauded the members from Rotary Club of Mumbai of North End, Oracle Team, IPCA Lab, UPG College, Vivek College, Bhavans College, S.P. Jain and WAH Group.

Principals Dr. Suresh Nair, (Vivek Vidyalaya), Mrs. Lata Venkat, (Sarvodaya Vidyalaya (Hindi)) Mrs. Indrani Balan, (Sarvodaya Vidyalaya (English)), Mrs. Bhagyashree, (Versova Vidya Mandir). 





IDF Volunteers and supporters - Wg. Cdr. S. Balasubramanian, Rtn. Aunali Rupani, Rtn. Sana Rupani, Mr. Rajiv Phadke, Mrs. Payal, Ms. Annabella, Ms. Niveditha Rai, Mr. Shashank Shetty, Rev. Sr. Bertilla and Mrs. Rekha Bajaj joined Dr. ARK Pillai, Dr. Narayan Iyer and IDF team in wishing the inmates of the Centre and children a Happy Diwali.

Diwali Celebration- Photos. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mother Teresa award for V. Shanta

(News report from The Hindu - 26-10-2013)
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When class XII student Shiloh Jessie Francisca was called to felicitate veteran oncologist and chairperson of Cancer Institute V. Shanta at a function on Friday, few had any idea what to expect.
Shiloh gave statistics of the number of tobacco users, about how it affected youngsters and provided details of the acreage under tobacco versus the land under paddy cultivation. She spoke of educating farmers and weaning them from tobacco cultivation to paddy and sugarcane. This, she said, would be the answer to eradicating tobacco-related cancers.
Shiloh’s speech saw Dr. Shanta smiling and nodding in agreement. Shiloh is one of the thousands of social ambassadors for Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation).On Friday, the IDF honoured Dr. Shanta with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013. The award, which included a statue of Mother Teresa, shawl and citation, was presented by M.S. Swaminathan, founder chairman of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He said, “The Ramon Magsaysay [Award Foundation] recognised her for her compassion and humanism. Her presence is a source of inspiration and guidance,” he said, comparing her to K.S. Sanjeevi, who started the Voluntary Health Services, with the aim of making health care affordable.
A.R.K. Pillai, founder of the IDF, while praising her humility and benevolence, offered the support of the Foundation’s one million volunteers to create awareness about cancer and thus, prevent it.
In her address, Dr. Shanta said Cancer Institute had launched a project to create a registry, even for rural areas. The thrust of Vision 2020 is cancer prevention because prevention is cure, she said. “We have seen a revolution in cancer care. But, significant advances in medicine have increased medicare cost, making quality care difficult. Oncology care is neither accessible nor equitable,” she said.
Her concern was that non-specialists treat cancer without consultation with oncologists now. She said treating children with cancer made her happy as they would grow up and lead a normal life. Her only hope is to make medicare “affordable, accessible and equitable.”


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Dr. A. P. Jayaraman Thinking Skills and Science Talks at SBOA Schools, Chennai.

Dr. A. P. Jayaraman, Sr. Nuclear Scientist and Trustee IDF delivered lectures and interactive session with the students of SBOA School & Jr. College, Anna Nagar, Chennai on 26th of Oct. 2013.



He also addressed all the teachers of the school on `Thinking Skills'. Mrs. Selvarani, Principal of the school conveyed special thanks to Dr. AP Jayaraman and Team IDF for inculcating scientific temper in young minds.




Science Lecture- Photos

Dr. V. Shanta receives Mother Teresa Award 2013

‘It gives me immense pleasure to receive an Honour in the name of Mother Teresa who set a sterling example for serving the sick and needy. The efforts of Indian Development Foundation in enlisting people’s participation and support for national health and development programs is noteworthy’ observed Dr. V. Shanta,  while receiving the Award from Dr. M.S. Swaminathan at a function organized by Indian Development Foundation at MSSR Foundation, Taramani, Chennai on 25th of October 2013.

Dr. V. Shanta was conferred with the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial Award for her relentless fight against cancer over 50 years and her signal contribution for the cancer research, care and treatment of cancer patients and the study of the disease & its prevention and control.

Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman and Chief Mentor of MSSRF paid glowing tributes to Dr. V. Shanta for her great contribution in the area of Cancer Care and treatment, giving the light of hope to millions of people all over the world.

Dr. A.R.K. Pillai, founder President of Indian Development Foundation said that IDF has been working for the improvement of health, education of the deprived children and empowerment of women, belonging to lower economic strata. “In the course of our varied activities in the social field, it has also been our resolve to locate germs of human beings who have outlived the dimensions of normal life and served humanity all through their lives” he added. Dr. Pillai said IDF has been bestowing Mother Teresa Memorial Award on personalities who have been the change-makers of India.  Earlier recipients are Dr. M.S.Swaminathan in 2010, Shri N. R. Narayana Murthy in 2011 and Shri D. R. Mehta (Jaipurfoot) in 2012.

Sri B.S. Raghavan, former Advisor to the UN, Dr. A.P.Jayaraman, Senior Nuclear Scientist and  Dr. Fatima Vasanth, Secretary of Madras School of Social Work also spoke in appreciation of the exemplary services of Dr. V. Shanta and  called her as the Messiah of the masses. IDF student social ambassador Shiloh Jessie Francisca from Rani Seethai Achi School, Chidambaram felicitated the octogenarian and touched many hearts.

Earlier Rtn. E.S. Sumesh, Trustee, of IDF welcomed the dignitaries while Dr. S. Franklin, Chief Executive of IDF proposed vote of thanks. Mrs. Sriranjani Ajay, IDF Social Ambassador, rendered the invocation.  Students from Neela Saraswathi Bal Gurukul gave a musical tribute to Dr. V. Shanta with the famous soul-inspiring Kurai ondrum Illai song.








Friday, October 25, 2013

Dr. Shanta is a living Mother Teresa : Dr. Fatima Vasanth, Principal cum Secretary, Madras School of Social Work



Indian Development Foundation honoured Dr. V. Shanta with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013. The award, which included a statue of Mother Teresa, shawl and citation, was presented by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He said, "The Ramon Magsaysay [Award Foundation] recognised her for her compassion and humanism. Her presence is a source of inspiration and guidance,"

Dr. Fatima Vasanth, Principal-cum-Secretary, Madras School of Social Work felicitated Dr. V. Shanta on being bestowed with Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013.


Dr. A.R.K. Pillai felicitates Dr. V. Shanta



Indian Development Foundation honoured Dr. V. Shanta with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013. The award, which included a statue of Mother Teresa, shawl and citation, was presented by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He said, "The Ramon Magsaysay [Award Foundation] recognised her for her compassion and humanism. Her presence is a source of inspiration and guidance,"


The epitome of compassion : Shiloh felicitates Dr. V. Shanta



When class XII student Shiloh Jessie Francisca was called to felicitate veteran oncologist and chairperson of Cancer Institute V. Shanta at a function on Friday, few had any idea what to expect.

Shiloh gave statistics of the number of tobacco users, about how it affected youngsters and provided details of the acreage under tobacco versus the land under paddy cultivation. She spoke of educating farmers and weaning them from tobacco cultivation to paddy and sugarcane. This, she said, would be the answer to eradicating tobacco-related cancers.

Shiloh's speech saw Dr. Shanta smiling and nodding in agreement. Shiloh is one of the thousands of social ambassadors for Indian Development Foundation (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation).On Friday, the IDF honoured Dr. Shanta with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013. The award, which included a statue of Mother Teresa, shawl and citation, was presented by M.S. Swaminathan, founder chairman of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He said, "The Ramon Magsaysay [Award Foundation] recognised her for the compassion and humanism. Her presence is a source of inspiration and guidance," he said, comparing her to K.S. Sanjeevi, who started the Voluntary Health Services, with the aim of making health care affordable.

A.R.K. Pillai, founder of the IDF, while praising her humility and benevolence, offered the support of the Foundation's one million volunteers to create awareness about cancer and thus, prevent it.In her address, Dr. Shanta said Cancer Institute had launched a project to create a registry, even for rural areas. The thrust of Vision 2020 is cancer prevention because prevention is cure, she said. "We have seen a revolution in cancer care. But, significant advances in medicine have increased medicare cost, making quality care difficult. Oncology care is neither accessible nor equitable," she said.

Her concern was that non-specialists treat cancer without consultation with oncologists now. She said treating children with cancer made her happy as they would grow up and lead a normal life. Her only hope is to make medicare "affordable, accessible and equitable."

Dr. V. Shanta is a miracle worker spreading the message of hope : BS Raghavan



Indian Development Foundation honoured Dr. V. Shanta with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013. The award, which included a statue of Mother Teresa, shawl and citation, was presented by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He said, "The Ramon Magsaysay [Award Foundation] recognised her for her compassion and humanism. Her presence is a source of inspiration and guidance,"

Shri B. S. Raghavan IAS (Retd), Former Policy Advisor, the UN (FAO) felicitated Dr. V. Shanta on being bestowed with Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013.


Kurai Ondrum Illai....... A Musical Tribute to Dr. V. Shanta by IDF Bal Gurukul


Kurai Ondrum Illai..... A musical tribute to Dr. V. Shanta by Neela Saraswathi Bal Gurukul Team. The team was led by Mrs. Sriranjani Ajay, IDF Social Ambassador.

Indian Development Foundation honoured Dr. V. Shanta with the Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013. The award, which included a statue of Mother Teresa, shawl and citation, was presented by Dr. M.S. Swaminathan, Founder Chairman of M.S. Swaminathan Research Foundation. He said, "The Ramon Magsaysay [Award Foundation] recognized her for the compassion and humanism. Her presence is a source of inspiration and guidance."

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mann Tadpat Hari Darshan Ko Aaj: Mr. Madhusudan Rao, Secunderabad Public School.



IDF Grants - Awards function for Karnataka region was held on 23rd Oct. 2013 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore. Highlights : Release of IDF Grants to leprosy/ TB/ HIV-AIDS and education projects in Karnataka.Honours to schools and students for their excellent social responsibility and honours to social workers and institutions. Dr. H. Sudarshan, Hon. Secretary, VGKK BR Hills - Mr. Madhusudan Rao, Correspondent, The Secunderabad Public School. Mr. Venkat Krishnan, Group Chairman, Medeka Group of Companies and Dr. ARK Pillai hailed people's participation in development work.

Medeka's Midas touch to IDF : Venkat Krishnan



IDF Grants - Awards function for Karnataka region was held on 23rd Oct. 2013 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore. Highlights : Release of IDF Grants to leprosy/ TB/ HIV-AIDS and education projects in Karnataka. Honours to schools and students for their excellent social responsibility and honours to social workers and institutions. Dr. H. Sudarshan, Hon. Secretary, VGKK BR Hills - Mr. Madhusudan Rao, Correspondent, The Secunderabad Public School. Mr. Venkat Krishnan, Group Chairman, Medeka Group of Companies and Dr. ARK Pillai hailed people's participation in development work.

Invocation by IDF Social Ambassador Ms. P. Tarika




IDF Grants - Awards function for Karnataka region was held on 23rd Oct. 2013 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore. Highlights : Release of IDF Grants to leprosy/ TB/ HIV-AIDS and education projects in Karnataka. Honours to schools and students for their excellent social responsibility and honours to social workers and institutions. Dr. H. Sudarshan, Hon. Secretary, VGKK BR Hills - Mr. Madhusudan Rao, Correspondent, The Secunderabad Public School. Mr. Venkat Krishnan, Group Chairman, Medeka Group of Companies and Dr. ARK Pillai hailed people's participation in development work.

Joy of Sharing- Oracle donates to the underprivileged.


Oracle Volunteers proudly organized 'Joy of Sharing' event where the employees gifted many precious and special gifts like clothes, books, toys, laptop,printer etc for the benefits of the special children's staying in slums. 


All the donated items like Clothes, Books or toys were countless and very neatly gifted.Even one tempo wasn't sufficient enough to carry all the goods. Indeed a very proud moment for all who worked tirelesly to make this a reality. 







Special thanks to Indian Development Foundation (IDF) for giving us this opportunity to be a reason for other's smile.

Thanks to all the donors !!!
Cheers Team Oracle!!!

IDF supports leprosy/ TB and education projects. IDF Grants-Awards Function at Bangalore

IDF Grants - Awards function for Karnataka region was held on 23rd Oct. 2013 at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore. Highlights : Release of IDF Grants to leprosy/ TB/ HIV-AIDS and education projects in Karnataka.





Honours to schools and students for their excellent social responsibility and honours to social workers and institutions. Dr. H. Sudarshan, Hon. Secretary, VGKK BR Hills - Mr. Madhusudan Rao, Correspondent, The Secunderabad Public School - 




Mr. Venkat Krishnan, Group Chairman, Medeka Group of Companies and Dr. ARK Pillai hailed people's participation in development work.


IDF team geared up for goodness unlimited.

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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

IDF & MPL Boys Hr. Sec. School creates awareness

Indian Development Foundation  in association with MPL Boys Hr. Sec. School, Ammapet, Salem organized a rally for the awareness of leprosy, T.B. and allied diseases. N.C.C. cadets and the students from the school participated in the rally. Dr. K. Ganesh Kumar, Deputy Director of Medical Services (TB) ,Salem was the Chief guest. 


Dr. Kumar spoke to the students regarding the effects and precautions against T.B. and motivated them to create awareness regarding the same. Dr. Kumar flagged off the rally for the students. IDF appreciates the efforts of the school and praise the students for their concern towards the social responsibility.


Rally in Progress

Friday, October 18, 2013

MOTHER TERESA MEMORIAL AWARD 2013 FOR DR. V. SHANTA




Indian Development Foundation (IDF) has chosen Dr. V. Shanta, Chairperson, Adyar Cancer Institute for the prestigious Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2013 for her excellent contributions in cancer research and care for over five decades. Recipient of Padma Bhushan and Magsaysay Award, Dr. Shanta will receive the Mother Teresa Award on 25th Oct. 2013 at MSSR Foundation, Taramani, Chennai at 4:00 PM. 



Dr. M. S. Swaminathan, father of the Green Revolution of India will present the honour. The award is instituted by Indian Development Foundation. 

Earlier recipients are :
2010 : Dr. M. S. Swaminathan
2011 : Mr. N. R. Narayanamurthy
2012 : Mr. D. R. Mehta (JaipurFoot)

IDF sensitizes St. John's Universal School, Mumbai


Dr. Narayan Iyer addressed the students of St.John's Universal School, Goregaon, Mumbai on social responsibility and also touched upon students role in creating TB awareness. 







Students received the message in rapt attention and several queries were answered to their satisfaction. Students also came forward to become social ambassadors and render service during vacatin and free time. 







Mrs. Shalini Jaiswal, Principal and Mr. Avanish Pathak, Vice-Principal of the school congratulated IDF efforts in sensitizing students on social issues. Mr. Gopal Patnaik, IDF Social Intern distributed TB awareness bookmarks to all the students.





St.John's Universal School

Joy Of Sharing @ Oracle, Mumbai



I wish to volunteer for teaching.... I wish to sponsor a child.... I wish to sensitize people on health issues and many other posers came forward as Indian Development Foundation team exhorted Oracle volunteers to join hands for a social cause. 






Oracle Financial Software Services, Goregaon (East), Mumbai organized Global Volunteers Day on 17th-18th Oct. 2013 and titled the event as `Joy of Sharing. Dr. ARK Pillai and Dr. Narayan Iyer spoke to the team on IDF's Goodness journey. Many volunteers came forward to volunteer for a cause and gave a helping hand to various social projects. 



OFSS Team also mobilized clothes, toys, books and other stationary items as part of `JOY OF SHARING' event for distribution to IDF projects. Instant contributions were also made to support IDF Bal Gurukuls in India. Team IDF thanked Team Oracle for the wonderful social responsibility initiative. The volunteers had also put up a stall to distribute IDF materials to all the members and spread the message of goodness. 






Wednesday, October 16, 2013

World Food Day 2013, Awareness Rally at Marina Beach, Chennai.

16th October 2013 is World Food Day and is about recognizing the worldwide problem of hunger. Indian Development Foundation organized an awareness rally on the day of World Food Day 2013 at Marina Beach, Chennai. 




The theme has been chosen is “Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition” which is also to highlight and raise awareness of the problems worldwide and the solutions to food security and ridding the world of hunger. 




The day is also about raising awareness & for changes to our agriculture and food supply systems.Students and volunteers from A.T. Aloha Vidya Mandir, SBOA School, Vruksha Vidyashram, Leo Matriculation Hr. Sec. School, Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Madambakkam, Velammal Engineering College, Standard Chartered Bank participated to create awareness on `Save Food - Cut Waste'.




WORLD FOOD DAY- PHOTOS
WORLD FOOD DAY- VIDEO


Saturday, October 12, 2013

Oracle Global Volunteers Day, Sports Day, St. Mathew's High School.

Oracle Financial Software Services Ltd. selected IDF's project at St. Mathew’s High School at Malvani, Malad (West), Mumbai for the Sports Day event for the underprivileged children on 12-10-2013.. Mrs. Larzy Varghese, Principal of the School and Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, CEO, IDF appreciated the social initiative of the volunteers from Oracle and thanked them for selecting the deserving project.





Students from 3rd & 4th class participated in the event, Events namely, Langadi (One legged), Marble & Spoon, Book Balance formed the part of the event. Boys and Girls participated in their respective categories. Winners were awarded with trophies & certificates. In all 100 students participated in the event. 


The Team Oracle played Kabaddi with the students. Every student enjoyed the every bit of the event. The volunteers were very pleased with the school and the various other prog. viz; Women Empowerment being conducted  in the school. The Oracle team congratulated & praised the efforts of the institutions in touching many lives.



Friday, October 11, 2013

Oracle Global Volunteers Day- Uniform Distribution, Pathanwadi


Oracle Financial Software Services Ltd. selected Indian Development Foundation's project at St. Thomas Mar Thoma School at Pathanwadi, Malad (East), Mumbai to distribute school uniforms to the underprivileged children of the School on 11th October 2013. 




Mrs. Joice Dias, Principal of the School and Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, CEO, IDF appreciated the social initiative of the volunteers from Oracle and thanked them for selecting the deserving project. Earlier the volunteers had put up a skit with a theme `Be Brave' to empower and enlighten the students. The students received uniform set at the hands of the volunteers. 



The volunteers also visited the Women Empower Projects run in the school and congratulated the efforts of the institutions in touching many lives.


 UNIFORM DISTRIBUTION

World Sight Day, 2013 at Central Railway Station, Chennai

Indian Development Foundation and GREMALTES Hospital, together organized an awareness exhibition at the Central Railway Station, Chennai to observe World Sight Day. The event was inaugurated by Additional Divisional Railway Manager, R. Mohan Raja and highlighted various aspects of the Eye care, including early detection of disease, Eye care and Eye donation.


Emphasizing the need for early detection of diseases, Mohan Raja stressed the importance of Eye testing. Many of the diseases are irreversible and hence early detection through eye check up is the way forward. 



The Exhibition’s theme was ‘Universal Eye Health’ and it emphasized  on the fact that a majority of cases of blindness was found in low income countries as facilities for early detection and treatment was unavailable.  


The exhibition pointed out that surgery was the most cost effective way to treat cataract and added that glaucoma, though less frequent than cataract could affect regardless of their age group and render them blind.



On the need for eye donation, the exhibition pointed out that Indian had a demand of over one million donated eyes but the availability was only around 45,000.




IDF appreciates the efforts of the association and people who rendered their invaluable time and support to create far reaching effects of the awareness.  



Thursday, October 10, 2013

Good life waiting for every citizen of this country : Shri BS Raghavan



Shri B. S. Raghavan IAS (Retd), Former Policy Advisor to the UN (FAO) was speaking as the Chief Guest at the IDF Grants/ Awards Function held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium, Mylapore, Chennai on 7th Aug. 2013. Shri Raghavan complimented IDF's role in promoting enthusiasm, empathy, commitment and sensitivity among every citizen for building a better civil society.

IDF appreciates St. Antony's Boy's School, Coonoor

Indian Development Foundation sensitizes students on social responsibility and creates awareness on T.B.


IDF Chief Executive, Dr. S. Franklin was present at St. Antony's Boy's Hr. Sec. School, Coonoor on account of prize distribution function of the school. The students received prizes for their winning performance in the competitions. 






The school choir sang the prayer songs along with their choir master Mr. Marshal. Rev. Bro. H.M. addressed the students and guided them on the social responsibility to be imparted by the students. 




IDF appreciates the support extended by the school towards the social initiatives of of the foundation.


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Monday, October 7, 2013

Team Lokmat lauds IDF work.

Shri Vijay Shukla, Asst. Vice President, Lokmat Media Private Ltd. a leading regional newspaper in India appreciated the work of Indian Development Foundation. Shri VijayJi congratulated Team IDF - Dr. ARK Pillai, Dr. Narayan Iyer and Mrs. Shubhra Kumar - when they visited Lokmat office in Thane on 07-10-2013. A feeling of warmth and compassion was experienced from every member of Lokmat, expressed Team IDF.