Tuesday, June 28, 2016

IDF Felicitated Class 10th Toppers

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) felicitated the Class 10 toppers in Malad area in Mumbai where IDF Bal Gurukuls projects are in operation. The felicitation function was organized on 28.06.16 at Malwani Rafique Ground.

The tenth class (SSC Board) toppers received IDF Meritorious Certificate and a special gift on their scoring excellent marks and securing 1st position in the school. Team IDF and all the Principals congratulated the achievers and wished them best of career ahead.

Team IDF - Dr. Narayan Iyer, Prof. Prajesh Trotsky, Ms. Salma Memon, Mr. Sheryl, Ms. Afsana, Mr. Satendra Prasad - congratulated the Principals of various schools for the excellent social partnership and success achieved through Bal Gurukul projects. Mr. Farid Shaikh, Principal, Gurukul High School appreciated IDF's support.

IDF Bal Gurukuls are a success proven model for student development. IDF has 195+ Bal Gurukuls in India.

Saturday, June 25, 2016

National Conference on Technology Vision 2035 @ Chennai (05-07-2016)

National Conference on Technology Vision 2035
Jointly organised by
Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC)Indian Development Foundation (IDF) andS.B.I.O.A Educational Trust

Day – Date – Time : Tuesday - 05-07-2016 – 9AM
Venue  : SBOA School & Jr. College Auditorium, Anna Nagar West, Chennai

Dear Sir/ Madam :

Greetings and good wishes !

A National Conference on Technology Vision 2035 (TV2305) designed by TIFAC (Technology, Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council) will be held on Tuesday, the 5th of July 2016 at SBOA School & Junior College, Anna Nagar West, Chennai 600 101 at 9:00 AM.

Highlights of the National Conference on TV2035

·         Presentations on the main TV 2035 document by TIFAC, (TV 2035 – Document link)
Plenary sessions on 3 sectors of TV 2035
Quality Education, Clean Air and Potable Water and Safe and Speedy Mobility.

    Dr.Anil Kakodkar, Chairman of TIFAC and former Chairman of Atomic Energy Commission of India will be the Chief Guest for the National Conference and lead the panellists and eminent experts towards Technology Vision 2035.

Details on IDF and TIFAC

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) is a leading national NGO working for health, education and development.  IDF has an excellent track record of over 32 years of humanitarian service.  IDF has the Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2012.  (www.idf.org.in)

Technology, Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), a technology think tank under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. Of India, oversees technology trends and makes an effort to delineate possible technology trajectories that the country needs to take. TIFAC has made significant contribution to Indian S&T system by bringing out technology vision documents, technology assessment and foresight reports besides supporting technology innovation, technology infusion in MSME sector and patent facilitation.  (www.tifac.org.in)

Recently, TIFAC has brought out the Technology Vision 2035 document, an outcome of an extensive visionary exercise involving about 5000 people across 12 key sectors of national importance. The document was released by the Hon’ble Prime Minister at the 103rd Indian Science Congress on January 3 2016, held in Mysore.

In brief, this document captures the needs and aspirations of Indians in the year 2035 and enunciates them in the form of 12 prerogatives – 6 individual and 6 collective.  A set of 10 Grand Challenges have also been identified. Towards achieving these prerogatives, a range of technologies at different stages of evolution have been identified as enablers in this context. This document is also being followed by technology road maps of 12 key sectors. A brief of these road maps is captured as “Technoscape” in the document. You may access the document at  (TV 2035 – Document link)

Indian Development Foundation is playing its cardinal role as S&T communicators in creating public understanding of TV 2035 by facilitating interaction between the TIFAC Think-tank team and selected stakeholder groups for diffusion and dissemination of the essence of the document

The programme in addition to the presentations on the main TV 2035 document by TIFAC, would also include plenary sessions on 3 sectors of TV 2035. The sectors are: Quality Education, Clean air and Potable Water and Safe and Speedy Mobility.

Your Participation

On behalf of organising committee we cordially invite you and team to the conference to actively participate and enrich the discussion towards realisation of the vision.

Kindly confirm your acceptance by email – idftv2035@gmail.com – 9840040191.
Send - Full name of the Participant/ Name of the Institution / Email id/ Mobile No.

There are no registration fees to participate.  National Conference Technology Vision 2035 Kit and Participation Certificate will be provided to all the registered participants.

Dr. Narayan B. Iyer 
CEO, IDF - 9819131388

S. Sreeram
Manager, IDF  – 9840040191

Sunday, June 19, 2016

aashayein - Stationery Distribution Drive @ Vimla and Montfort

Sunday morning, as we all welcomed the onset of monsoon, Team IDF distributed stationery kits to the kids of Vimla and Montfort Empowerment Home.

We thank Team SITEL for its contribution of support for project aashayein at Vimla Center.
Volunteers and friends from SITEL expressed their joy and feeling during the event.

Evening, we visited Montfort Home where the pleasant whether allowed us to recall our childhood memories. We have no doubt in saying that the Montfort kids are the smartest and we are proud to be associated with them.

We look forward for another week of exciting distribution drives, until then stay healthy and enjoy the rains.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

aashayein2016 Stationery distribution drive at Dahanu

It was a very special day. A day which many were excitedly waiting for as 600 kids were to be benefited with stationery material required for an entire year.
We thank Team SITEL and Oracle for showing wonderful support in ensuring this day today for the kids.
60+ volunteers participated in the event under the banner of IDF, SITEL and Oracle.
The expression of happiness on the face of the kids while recieving the bags filled with stationery materials cannot be measured.
Special thanks to our Ms. Elizabeth Bell(Oracle) who had travelled from United States of America for participating in the event and encouraging the kids.
On behalf of entire IDF family, I congratulate and thank everyone for the laughter we shared, moments we cherished and blessing we poured on to the kids.
All the pictured shared are captured by Ashish Patil , Swapnil Jadhav and their team. We thank them for being with us for all our initiatives.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Goodness Talk

Dr. Narayan Iyar deliver goodness talk at Anita Methodist Matriculation Higher Secondary 

School, Vepery, Chennai on 17th June 2016 

Special thanks to Mrs.Joan Elango, Principal of the School for extending all support

Road Safety Program @ Airtel

A road safety program was organised at the corporate office of Airtel on 17th Jun 2016.

Mr . Sai Ram Reddy , MVI , RTA Hyderabad was the special invitee for the program. 

Mr. Venkat , CEO and Circle head TS/AP inaugurated the event and spoke about the road safety importance. 

Mr. Janesh , Head HR spoke about the two major accidents in which Airtel employees were involved. More than 100 employees participated in the program.

A 20 questions multiple choice Quiz was done initially. Surprisingly more than 70 % of the employees could not score 40 % in the test. This came as a big surprise for all. Later the Q & A session was taken by Mr. Sai Ram and Dr. Geetanjali.  The event was co-ordinated by Mr. Sanjay Ram, Project Co-ordinator, Indian Development Foundation.

IDF Social Ambassadors - Dr. Geetanjali, Mr. John and Mr. Shekar participated in the program.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Goodness beyond boundaries......

A great honour to meet Ms. Elizabeth Bell, VP Global Business Unit PMO, Oracle and 

update on the social responsibility initiatives of Indian Development Foundation

Conveyed special thanks for the Oracle Volunteers supporting various social projects and 

spreading smiles.

Also thanks to Ms.Elizabeth for sponsoring stationery kits for the children in Dahanu 

(Maharashtra). She will be part of the goodness team and spend a day with the kids and 

social champions on 18th June.

 The goodness journey is getting strengthened... Thanks to Lovie Chadha and team for 

making the Divine Connect _/\_ (14-06-2016)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

World Blood Donor Day 2016 - Blood connects us all

World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year by the people in many countries around the world on 14th of June. World Blood Donor Day is celebrated every year on the day of birthday anniversary of Karl Landsteiner (14-06-1868). This event celebration was first started in the year 2004 aiming to raise the public awareness about the need for safe blood donation (including its products) voluntarily and unpaid by the healthy person. Blood donors are the key role player at this day as they donate life-saving gifts of blood to the needed person.

It was first initiated and established to be celebrated annually on 14th of June by “the World Health Organization, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies” in the year 2004. World Blood Donor Day was officially established by the WHO with its 192 Member States in the month of May in 2005 at the 58th World Health Assembly in order to motivate all the countries worldwide to thank the blood donors for their precious step, promote voluntary, safe and unpaid blood donations to ensure the sufficient blood supplies.

World Blood Donor Day celebration brings a precious opportunity to all donors for celebrating it on national and global level as well as to commemorate the birthday anniversary of the Karl Landsteiner (a great scientist who won the Nobel Prize for his great discovery of the ABO blood group system).

Indian Development Foundation has been involved in blood donation drives and organized several campaigns across India.  IDF thank all the donors for supporting the noble cause and saving several lives in the process.

Theme for World Blood Donors Day 2016 is "Blood connects us all"

Knowledge Revolution through Student Leadership Programme (SLP)

You have the power to empower.....

A documentary on Student Leadership Programme......
Mentors commitment in creating student leaders for a better tomorrow is indeed commendable.

Be a part of the national movement - join hands with IDF. Sign up @ IDFSLP http://goo.gl/forms/gmCpcFF20l - write to info@idf.org.in OR idfslp@gmail.com.

The Knowledge Revolution through Student Leadership Programme (SLP) triggered by Indian Development Foundation is a national movement to engineer the knowledge bank for creating a better tomorrow.

2013-14 - 50 student leaders
2014-15 - 500 student leaders
2015-16 - 3000 student leaders
Mission for 2016-17 - 10000+ student leaders

You support, we do the rest !!!

A documentary created by Community Code.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Asshayein @ Prakash Bal Gurukul

Team Indian Development Foundation visited Prakash Bal Gurukul @ Kopri village, Thane on 12--06-2016 and distributed bags, books and stationery items to 75 kids

Special appreciation to Shri Prakash Nikam and his team for the excellent arrangements. IDF express thanks to Team Nielsen for extending support to the project as part of their NGID 2016. 

IDF organised tree plantation drive

Shri. S.T. Somashekhar, MLA Yeshwanthur constituency was the chief guest for the tree plantation drive organised by Indian Development Foundation and Balaji Layout Residents’ Welfare Association.  He inaugurated the plantation drive by planting a few trees by himself and presenting plants to young children.

Speaking on the occasion, S.T. Somashekhar was quite appreciative of the initiative and said planting trees all around Bangalore is rather a necessity to sustain the greenery and the climate of the garden city. He appreciated the residents who had gathered in large numbers and added that their example should be emulated by other resident’s welfare associations.

Dr. S. Franklin, Chief Executive of Indian Development foundation during his speech mentioned Bangalore had lost 66% of its green cover in the last 40 years. Referring to a scientific report, he mentioned that one human being on an average requires 7 large trees to get enough supply of oxygen. Unfortunately Bangalore city with 11.5 million populations hardly has 1.4 million trees, he lamented.

 He expressed hope that all educated and socially conscious people take the initiative and organise similar campaigns and remain committed to grow sufficient number of trees in Bangalore.

Mr. Arya Srinivas, the Corporator, BBMP, Mr.Ramappa Gutigir, Circle Inspector, Thalghatapura Police Station, Mr. Nagaraj Rao, Vice President, Balaji Residents’ Welfare Association, Mr. Shashi Kumar, President of Yuvva Morcha and many other important personalities spoke on the occasion.

Around 400 people, including young volunteers, students, members of Balaji Layout and neighbouring layouts and apartments participated. Around 400 Trees were planted at different locations of the layout and neighbouring layouts

Mr. Srivatsan, Treasurer of Balaji Layout Residents’ Welfare Association proposed vote of thanks. He had made all arrangements to make the event a grant success.

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Aashayein and UMEED - Project of Indian Development Foundation

Team IDF is trying to bring the change in the childrens of different slums and rural areas through its project Aasahyein and UMEED.We are proud and happy to share that yes we brought the change in few lifes by supporting them in education for the Academic year 2015- 16 by supporting 207 kids with educational fees.All the childrens cleared successfully in their examination and now enrolled for the next academic year.We were happy to hear some testimonals from childrens themselves that how we helped them for their education.Feels Blessed to know that we could help them to make their future bright.
We are happy to share that this Academic year i.e 2016-2017 we have again supported this 207 childrens plus 93 more with the educational fees through UMEED and Books and Stationery through Aashayein for all of them .
11th June,2016 we have successfully issued the cheques for first 6 months at Malwani( Asia 2nd largest slum ara ) and promised to raise more funds and support them for next 6 months too...my dear friends come and join hands with us and contribute Rs.1000 and support education kyuki PADHEGA INDIA TABHI TOH BADHEGA INDIA
Indian Development Foundation team conveys thanks to each one of them across who have helped us by contributing voluntery and monetary to make this help reach out to needy. Withoutout your support it was not possible at all.
Especial thanks to Tahir Khan ji for providing us the hall in free, Sanjay Parekh ji for providing Branded Protien Powder to make our childrens more healtheir, Ms..Jyoti Jhangiani for sponsering Umbrellas, Shashank Shetty for providing Stationery and Books, Team Oracle and all the other team members for supporting us voluntarily with full of energy and enthusiasm.
We also convey our thanks to all the media patners Saqib Times, Mumbai Global News, Zulm ke Khilaf Awaz, Raftar Hindustan ki, Shiv Pravah, Mumbai Earth News,News Group, Heart of Mumbai Newspaper and TIme News for supporting us through out year and covering the event and helping us to reach out the appeal to people.
Last but not the least BIG BIG thanks to Ashish Patil and Swapnil Jadhav for capturing all the Golden and Precious moment through their photography skills and support our cause.
JAi ho !!!!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Study Centre inaugurated at Ingaldal

World Environment Day was observed at Ingaldal.  An Evening Study Centre was also inaugurated on this important day.

 The Centre was inaugurated by Mr. Revannasiddappa, DDPI, Chitradurga, in the presence of Mr. Mahesh Babu, President, District Reporters Association, Chitradurga, Ms. Asmana Bhanu, PDO, Ingaldal, and Mr. Gurumurthy, Senior Development Executive, IDF Chitradurga and Fr. Maria Julian, Director, Chithra Don Bosco, Chitradurga and other dignatories.

 It was a joint venture of Indian Development Foundation and Chithra Don Bosco. 

SITEL supports IDF Bal Gurukuls

Team SITEL at Hyderabad came forward to extend an helping hand by donating 1000 note books, 100 geometry boxes for IDF Bal Gurukuls in Hyderabad region. Mr. Sanjay Ram, Project Co-ordinator, IDF conveyed special thanks to Team SITEL for their constant support to the cause of education.

Mrs. Mahalakshmi Govindan, HR Generalist Manager - I, SITEL expressed happiness as her team mobilized resources to buy stationery items for IDF Bal Gurukuls.

A Big Thanks to All the Generous Hearts for Supporting this Noble cause