Indian Development Foundation (IDF) ushered the New Year 2010 with a difference by celebrating festive occasion with the poor and the needy at Sumanahalli.
Samabandhi Bhojanam (common feast), presentation of sweets and dress materials and musical events marked the New Year day celebrations at Sumanahalli Centre in Bangalore.
Summanahalli is located at the outskirts of the city, on the Magadi road in Bangalore. IDF team visited Sumanahalli Centre, a social hub for leprosy, tuberculosis, HIV/ AIDS victims and physically challenged children, on the New Year day to express greetings and share joy and happiness with the less privileged.
Eleven year old Nishchith, young social Ambassador of IDF, studying in class six in Kendriya Vidyalaya MEG & Centre, offered the musical fiesta to the joy of the disabled and victims of leprosy and HIV/AIDS. Talking on the occasion, Nishchith stressed the importance of care and compassion along with medical treatment.
Fr. George Kannanthanum, Director, Summanahalli, thanked IDF for its commendable support and sought the co-operation and involvement of similar NGOs in good measure. He was happy to announce that the first set of new houses, constructed by the initiative of Summanahalli towards the rehabilitation of flood victims in North Karnataka, will be inaugurated on 3rd January 2010.
Dr. S. Franklin, Mr. C. A. Mathew and Mr. Samuel Vincent from Indian Development Foundation appreciated the yeomen service of Summanahalli Centre and felt proud to be partnering with the project for noble causes.People from all walks of life attended the function in good number. While the occasion brought joy to the inmates, the participants went with the satisfaction of starting the New Year by reaching out with love and care to the sick and needy. The function also helped in removing the social stigma on leprosy and HIV/AIDS.