Sunday, March 28, 2010
Young writers on the move to stop TB
On the move against Tuberculosis was the topic given to the students.
In Kannada essay writing, Salman Khan (Std. 9) from Sri Vinayaka Vidya Kendra, Byatarayanapura, Bangalore bagged the first prize while Aishwarya Y. Shenoy (Std 8) from Bangalore Education Society, Malleshwaram, Bangalore and M. Rakshitha (Std.8) from National High School, Basavanagudi, Bangalore bagged the second and third prize respectively.
In English essay writing, D. Mary Diana (Std 8) from Our Lady of Bon Secours Girls High School, Bangalore bagged the first prize while Sahana M.S. (Std. 9) from Sri Vinayaka Vidya Kendra, Byatarayanapura, Bangalore and R. Swetha (Std. 9) from Our Bon Secours Girls High School, Bangalore bagged second and third prize respectively.
The young writers received honours, cash award and Certificate of Appreciation at the hands of Prof. (Dr.) Behera, Director L.R.S. Institute of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases, Govt. of India - Mr. Bharath Lal Meena, Commissioner of BBMP - Dr. Prahalad Kumar, Director, National Institute of Tuberculosis - Dr. E.V. Ramana Reddy, Secretary, Department of Health and Family Welfare, Govt. of Karnataka and Dr. Vijayakumar Biradar, BBMP District TB Officer.
IDF young social ambassador Nishchith (Std.6) from Kendriya Vidyalaya, MEG & Centre, Bangalore who added symphony to the whole event by moving his fingers on the musical keyboard was also honoured at the function.
IDF social ambassador Ms.Vimala Hiremath assisted Dr. S. Franklin, Manager, Indian Development Foundation for the overall success of the social event.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
On the move against tuberculosis
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
24th March is observed as World TB Day
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Hope on the Horizon: H. Sudarshan; Pub. by Indian Development (formerly Indian Leprosy Foundation), L-10/3 & 4, Jal Ratan Deep, Bangur Nagar, Goregaon (West), Mumbai-400104. Rs. 400.
This book on the life and times of A.R.K. Pillai, founder of the Indian Leprosy Foundation (ILEF) — since rechristened Indian Development Foundation — is verily a slice of the community initiative in the country's fight against leprosy.
Kerala-born Pillai moved to Mumbai, where after a stint in the Railways and in an advertising agency, he took up the cause of leprosy eradication with a missionary zeal. He started off playing a PR role for the projects of German and Swiss organisations in India and then, in 1984, founded the ILEF.
To quote the author, H. Sudarshan, ILEF's concept of remaining a “catalyst with spirited advocacy for change in societal attitude” earned wide accolades for Pillai.
The book is in a question- answer format, with Pillai responding to the queries posed to him on a wide range of subjects — personal life, the challenges he faced in his campaign against leprosy, the task ahead etc.
Eminent agricultural scientist, Dr. M.S. Swaminathan says (in the foreword) Pillai has shown how a “person by setting himself as a selfless example” can motivate several others and lead them into the “national mainstream” (of dedicated social service).
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Monday, March 22, 2010
Awareness at Amjikarai
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Writing for a cause
Friday, March 19, 2010
Social responsibility in action
Thursday, March 18, 2010
TB Awareness at Rotary Club
IDF team spoke on scientific information on TB and exhorted the Rotarians to join hands with IDF in stopping the spread of TB. World TB Day which falls on 24th March provides an opportunity to spread TB message to the masses and enlist people's support for the cause, said Dr. Narayan.
Rotarian President Vedprakash Dudeja, Rotarian Secretary Manoj Suchda and Rotarian Sana Rupani appreciated the work of IDF in StopTB programme. Rotary Club of Mumbai North End will take up TB project in collaboration with IDF to create awareness among the people.
Dr. Pillai appreciated the unstinted support extended by Rotary Club of Mumbai North End for over a decade. A copy of the book `Hope on the Horizon' was presented to the Rotarian President.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
L/R - Aakash Sharma, Raj Singh Chauhan, Ankit Chaudhari and Kirti Mathur joined Mr. Anil Kumar, Principal of TVB in presenting a donation cheque to Dr.Narayan B. Iyer for IDF programmes.
Rajkiya Maharani Balika Sr. Sec. School, Bani Park, Jaipur supports leprosy/ TB programmes.
Social Service Incharges Mrs. Meenakshi Sharma and Mrs. Sunita Gupta joined other teachers in presenting the contributions to Indian Development Foundation.
Mrs. Priyadarshini Kachhawaha, Principal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur receives a copy of the book `Hope on the Horizon' from Dr. Narayan B. Iyer.
Monday, March 15, 2010
NKPS supports IDF
NKSS Team - Dr. N. C. Lunayach, Managing Director - Mr. Kuldeep Singh, Director - Mr. Vidya Nidhi Trivedi, Principal - Dr. Nahida Khan, Public Relations Officer - Students (Pooja, Jyoti, Sumit and Amit) presenting a donation cheque to Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, national co-ordinator, IDF.
IDF salutes the schoolteam of N.K.Public School, Jaipur for their wonderful and unstinted support to humanitarian programmes.
IDF says iTS the great !!
Thursday, March 11, 2010
Partnering for a cause
Dr. Narayan appreciated the education projects run by Taksheel Foundation catering to the underprivileged children. Handing over a copy of the book `Hope on the Horizon, Dr. Narayan suggested for collaborative social programmes in the coming days.
The visiting team welcomed the idea of `partnering for a cause'.
Sunday, March 7, 2010
Act of kindness
Shri Venugopal and family extended whole-hearted supported to Indian Development Foundation's humanitarian programmes. Inspired by their daughter Dr.Nagasundari, Smt. & Shri Venugopal went an extra-mile to lend support to leprosy/ TB programmes of the Foundation. `My good wishes to IDF team in their journey of transforming lives of several underprivileged children', expressed Shri Venugopal.
IDF family expresses sincere thanks and gratitude to the Octogenerarian Shri Venugopal for the act of benevolence.
Saturday, March 6, 2010
A networking of kindness
Dr. Vandana Lulla, Director/ Principal of Podar International invited Narayan B. Iyer to speak on the social responsibility and students role in building up leadership qualities.
During the event, Dr. Narayan Iyer presented a copy of the recently released `Hope on theHorizon' to Dr. Rosemary Litawski, Headteacher, The Ferrers School, Northamptonshire.
The visiting team congratulated the work of Indian Development Foundation and look forward for a social networking in the future days.
Times of India
Thursday, March 4, 2010
Podarites celebrate Holi with a difference
90 PYP students of Class V from Podar International School, Santacruz (W), Mumbai celebrated Holi with the children of St.Catherine's Home at Veera Desai Road, Andheri (W), Mumbai on 4th March 2010.
As the children sprinkled petals on each other, they also distributed sweets. It was really a great fun to witness sharing of joy and happiness.
Rev. Sr. Sneha, Superior, St. Catherine's Home congratulated the efforts of IDF and Podar International School in organising a meaningful social responsibility programme with the Home children.
Indian Development Foundation team co-ordinated the entire event.
Podar students celebrated the festival as part of their CAS activity.