Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Extending Support

Team SITEL India honoured Indian Development Foundation at a special meeting 

organized with the team leaders of social projects on 30.08.2016. 

Ms.Salma Memon and Dr. Narayan Iyer had the great honour to share the goodness journey 

of IDF and acknowledge support for humanitarian causes. Jai ho. Purnima Shettigar Sylvester 

Monday, August 29, 2016

English orientation session @ Bangalore for Engineers

English for Engineers
IDF organized a Spoken English orientation session @ Bangalore.
Ms. Sheela, Spoken English and Soft Skills Trainer, Indian Development Foundation gave an orientation on Spoken English to the 1st year students of Yellamma Dasappa Institute of Technology, Kanakapura Road, Bangalore on the 29th of August 2016.
Dr. Rajappa, HOD, General Sciences Department of the Institute organised the event. Professor Ramakrishna of the institute and Ms. Vani, Coordinator, IDF, made necessary arrangements.
Eighty three first year engineering students from the Institute participated in the event with enthusiasm. IDF will now run a full course at the IDF Centre of Excellence for the students who enrol for the course.

Road Safety Awareness Program@Hyderabad

Road safety awareness program was conducted for the NSS students of the second and third year undergraduation at ' St.Pious X degree and pg college for women at Nacharam , Hyderabad on 29th August 2016

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Goodness Talk @ Universal High School, Thane.

"Kindness connects and transforms both the doer and the receiver".

 It was a great honour to talk to grade X students of Universal High School and take them through the journey of goodness.

Special thanks to Madam Principal Ms. Syamali Chowdhuryand her team for the excellent arrangements. (26-08-2016)

Goodness Meet

Indian Development Foundation Heartly welcome Dr.Gautam Goswami, Scientist 'F',
TIFAC and Head Technology Vision 2035, New Delhi , at the IDF office in Hyderabad on 27th August 2016.

Friday, August 26, 2016

Goodness Talk @ Jaipuriar School

(CBSE) Sr. Secondary, Sanpada, Navi Mumbai - 26-08-2016.
Special thanks to Mrs. C.L. Madhur, Principal of the school for providing a wonderful opportunity for Team Indian Development Foundation - Mr. Amit Sarkar and Dr. Narayan Iyer - to interact with the young minds on IDF's goodness journey.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Being Self-Reliant......Sponsorship through skill development

The students of St. Thomas Mar Thoma School, Pathanwadi, Malad (E), Mumbai underwent a skill development course organized by team Indian Development Foundation during their free time. Ms. Bharggavi Rawal, assisted by Afsana Shaikh - taught a group of 20 students on Rakhi-making. The specially designed Rakhis fetched money which will support the students for their education....... may be in a humble way..... The beginning of self-reliance is done..... Seeking blessings...
Afsana presenting the contribution to Mrs. Joice Dias, Principal of the School towards education sponsorship.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Universal Goodness........

Indian Development Foundation thank Team Universal Education for supporting IDF's social development projects.
Grateful thanks to Ms. Fatima Rashid, Head - Dept. of Counselling & Reserach, Universal Education and Ms. Shalini Jaiswal, Principal, St. John Universal School, Goregaon (W), 
Mumbai for all the motivation and support.
Let's together spread the message of goodness.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Goa spreads goodness : IDF recognizes social supporters

The Goa Chapter of Indian Development Foundation organized an annual awards event to recognize the support from various educational institutions and educational projects in Goa for excellence in social responsibility. . The function was held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on 19th Aug. 2016, 

Chief Guest - Ms. Alina Saldanha (Minister for Rural Development & Science and Technology, Govt. of Goa) and Guest of Honour - Rev. Fr. Lucio Dias (Episcopal Vicar) and Ms. Rose D'Souza (Dy. Director of Education, Govt. of Goa) - appreciated the social responsibility initiatives of IDF in Goa region as they presented honours to Principals, Teachers, Students and Volunteers. 

Team IDF - Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, Dr. S. Franklin, Mr. C.A.Mathew and Mr. Mario Quadros - thanked all the supporters and exhorted students to spread the message of goodness. Invocation Prayer dance by St. Anthony's School, Veroda  - National Anthem by Regina Matyrum High School, Assolna and Volunteering by Our Lady of Rosary, Fatorda.  Of the 200 IDF Bal Gurukuls in India, 9 Bal Gurukuls in Goa.  IDF also runs a women empowerment project in Goa (12 in India).

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Beach Cleaning Drive@Aksa Beach

With Independence Day Celebration round the corner, everyone is gearing up for the flag hoisting and spreading the words of equality . But with the 70th Independence Day Celebration there is one very essential consideration we need to see is keeping our Environment Clean.
Team Engage ,Team UMEED - A Ray of Hope for Better Tomorrow in associate with Indian Development Foundation (IDF) is extremely happy to Clean up the Aksa Beach ,
Protect the Environment and Create an Awareness for using Eco Friendly Ganesha.We normally visit beaches 'Post Ganpati Visarjan' and what we find is mess, filled with garbage of all types and origins, on the sand, ranging from dangerous objects.
This idea occurred to us because we believe the society we live in does a lot for us, and it is our duty to give something in return to the community. What we give may be in any form such as to sacrifice some of our time for some community work.It is our duty to create sense of civic responsibility during festive seasons
The total efforts by the team was a pleasure in what we were set out to do and what we were doing. Within about 3 hours we had filled our plastic bags with plates, cups, spoons,wafers packets, coconuts, tetra packs etc and created awareness among people not to use POP idols instead bring Eco Friendly Ganpati and give the respect what you want to give to God and save our Environment .
Mumbai Police and many other people appreciated the efforts and work done by us.
Once again, we have shown that by working together we can leave our planet cleaner and more beautiful!Jai Ho

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Motivational Speaker @ IDF

Dr Pawan Agrawal, internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and the person who did his doctorate on Mumbai Dabbawala, visited Indian Development Foundation on 13-08-2016. Dr. Pawan Agrawal is an epitome of simplicity and humility, heads Kamlabai Educational & Charitable Trust and founder of three prestigious schools. Dr. Pawan Agrawal gifted his book `A study on logistics and supply chain management of Dabbawala in Mumbai".
Dr. Ark Pillai and Team IDF felicitated Dr. Pawan Agrawal for his great work. The team also discussed on the collaborative efforts on student development and leadership programmes.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Social exchange program..

Let noble thoughts come to us from everyside.
Students from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur visited Tilak Bal Gurukul, Nonpura, Ramgarh, Jaipur on 060816 and interacted with the students.


Tree plantation Program @ Hyderabad

Indian Development Foundation in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank organized a Tree Plantation Drive @ Hyderabad on 06-08-2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Goodness unlimited

Salutations to Team Bombay North Round Table 19 for mobilizing clothes, toys, books for Indian Development Foundation's social projects.
We are indeed grateful to all the members and supporters for extending support to the cause in a rhythmic regularity.
Thanks Aditya JhunjhunwalaJi, Samrath KediaJi, Vinay AgarwalJi, Amit BajajJi and Anoop DheliaJi for visiting IDF and delivering the materials. Jai ho !!! (060816)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IDF Grants/ Awards function @ Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Indian Development Foundation released Grants to leprosy/ TB and education projects in Tamil Nadu and Kerala Regions on 03-08-2016 at Bhavan's Auditorium, Mylapore, Chennai. Principals, Teachers and Students from various schools were honoured for their excellent social support. Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2015-16 for TN Region was presented to SBOA School & Junior College. Chennai.
Dr. Y. S. Rajan, Distinguished Scientist & former Prof at ISRO and Dept of Space was the Chief Guest. Guests of Honour - Dr. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev (SBIOA Educational Trust) and Dr. Sandra Joseph (Stella Maris College) - appreciated the work of IDF. Dr. ARK Pillai complimented the social supporters. IDF grants are given out of donations received from public. Awards to Corporate Team, NGO Partners and Social Ambassadors were given. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Tambaram, Chennai played soulful music and put up a skit on soial awareness. Super Singer Srisha from SBOA School rendered an inspirational song.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stationary distribution@IDF Railway Bal Gurukul

Bags and Stationary gifted to children of IDF Railway Bal gurukul, Secunderabad by AIRTEL team led by Mr. Sahoo , Mr. Raj , Mr. Bipin and staff. 

Bags and stationery items were also handed over to IDF Asha Jyothi Bal gurukul, Pregnapur, Medak. 

Ms. Kavyasri Jampuram, Augustine John , Ramakrishnacharyulu Snc, and Sanjay Ram from IDF participated in the event. (02-08-16)

IDF thank team AIRTEL for the wonderful support.

Monday, August 1, 2016

goodness unlimited

Prof M S Swaminathan is an epitome of humility
Team Indian Development Foundation called on Prof. M. S. Swaminathan, Chairman Emeritus, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation - MSSRF @ Chennai on 01-08-2016. 

Team IDF comprising Dr. ARK Pillai, Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, Dr. S. Franklin and S. Sreeram, met Prof. M.S. Swaminathan, father of the Green Revolution of India and gave updates on IDF's health, education and development projects. 

Team IDF conveyed advance birthday greetings to Prof. MSS as he will be celebrating 91st birthday on 7th Aug. 2016.

Tree Plantation Drive @ Bangalore

IDF and Standard Chartered Bank organized a Tree Plantation Drive @ Kendriya Vidyalaya ASC Centre, Bangalore. 
Social Champions from SCB and IDF reached the school in the early hours of 1st August 2016 and planted 250 plants.
IDF thank team SCB for the wonderful support.