Saturday, September 26, 2009

CSR at Saraswati College of Management

Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, national co-ordinator of IDF was invited for a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) presentation for the first year management students of Saraswati College of Management, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai on 25th Sept. The management students from Saraswati College will be participating in various social projects of IDF and get to learn the practical experience of social responsibility. Rohan Shirdhankar and Bhavna Panchal will lead the 60 member team.
Mr. Srinivas K. Joshi, Director - Dr. Jagdish Kori, Principal and Mr. Pravin More, HOD-MMS congratulated the efforts of IDF and felt happy to be part of IDF's social responsibility programmes.

Friday, September 25, 2009

RBK School Supports IDF

RBK School, Mira Road, Dist. Thane.....supports IDF's leprosy/ TB programmes.
Mrs. O. Bhargava, Principal (ICSE), RBK School is seen with the House Captains receiving IDF Certificate of Appreciation for participating in social responsibility programmes.
Mrs. Avril Rodrigues, Principal (IGCSE), RBK School and her team receiving IDF Certificate of Appreciation for supporting leprosy/TB programmes.
Mrs. Zita Pereira, Headmistress, RBK School and her young kids from primary section receiving IDF Certificate of Appreciation for lending support to various humanitarian programmes.
IDF Salutes RBK School TEAM.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

We Salute Teachers !!! Happy Teachers Day.

A Message on the occasion of Teachers' Day
(5th September 2009)

We greet our teachers on the occasion of the Teachers' Day on September 5.
Teachers' contribution to the society has no parallel. They strain every nerve to teach, mould, counsel, upgrade and enthuse children of all age groups over long years with remarkable dedication. The present day modernisation would have been impossible but for their years of sweat and toil to transform the children into brilliant citizens.
The benefits of modern medicine, miraculous communications and diverse applications through computer technology have been rendered possible because of their kindling spirit and generous motivation. In fact, the modern world of today with all its advancements are a direct result of the teachers' unstinted commitment to carve out a better society and a better world. In this pursuit for developing students for excellence, the teachers have often postponed their own needs, sidelined personal interests and in fact neglected their success areas. Who can ever thank the teachers adequately for their sterling sacrifices?
Academics apart, they have encouraged the students to do social service and kindled in their hearts care and concern for humanitarian causes. The students have excelled themselves in various social activities including help for poor leprosy patients. What can be nobler than this generous gesture ?
There are several unseen blessings that blossom out of teacher-student interactions which lead to emotional strengths, confidence and progress. Teachers have been a tower of strength for the students. They have contributed a mighty share for remarkable progress of countless number of students. In the unseen recess of the hearts of thousands of students, they will be delighted to see a sacred place of worship for every teacher !
We thank the teachers for their generosity and wish them good luck.

We Salute Teachers !

Dr. A.R K. Pillai
Founder President
Indian Development Foundation

Friday, September 4, 2009

The Morning After.......

Mumbai's most popular festival, Ganesh Chathurthi came to an end on Thursday. Several thousands of Ganesh idols were immersed in various beaches in Mumbai. The after effect of this festival could be seen in various beaches with piled up flowers, coconuts, plastic bags, food packets and litters left behind by the festival revellers. There were also several idols on the beach which were brought by the waves after immersion.

Like every year, Indian Development Foundation (IDF) took the lead to cleanup Juhu Beach the morning after the Ganpati immersion.

IDF team in collaboration with
Staff members of Dominos Pizza Ltd.,
Youth volunteers Gyaan Connect,
NSS Volunteers from Mumbai University,
Students from Vivek College of Commerce, Goregaon (W)
Students Podar International School, Santacruz (W)
Volunteers from various Schools/ Colleges in Mumbai

joined hands with Municipal Corporation and various agencies and school students in cleaning Juhu Beach during the morning hours of 4th Sept. 09.

Juhu Beach Cleanup drive received immense support from school and college student groups, NCC and NSS volunteers in Mumbai along with several NGOs and corporates lending hand to BMC in clearing the after-effects of idol immersion.

We could see more volunteers turning up every year to participate in the cleanup drive and feel happy in doing their social responsibility, expressed Mrs. Priya Dutt MP. I am happy to see young students shouldering the responsibility of keeping our Juhu Beach clean, she said.

Lord Ganesha, the harbinger of love and remover of obstacles blessed Mumbaikars and it is the responsibility of every citizen to clear up the left-over of the festival revellers, said Dr. Narayan Iyer, national co-ordinator, IDF.

The total effort by the students and volunteers is appreciative and we could see juhu beach with sparkling yellow sand once the debris strewn is removed, Dr. Iyer said.

It's an excellent job done by our students participating in the post Ganpati visarjan cleanliness drive, said Mr. Raj Shahi, Regional Manager of Dominos Pizza Ltd., who led 100 volunteers from his Mumbai unit. We need to protect our beach and keep it clean and my friends and I feel happy to do this social service, said Ravi Shelar from Dominos.

The joint efforts of volunteers made it easier for the BMC to clear tonnes of debris from the juhu beach, Priyanka from Gyaan Connect expressed.

It is our duty to keep our beaches clean and ban usage of plastic items, Bhagyashree from Vivek College NSS Unit.