Monday, May 31, 2010

Act of kindness

Shiloh Jessie Francisca, IDF young social ambassador at Chidambaram (Tamil Nadu) celebrated her birthday (31-05-2010) in a meaningful manner by visiting the home for the differently-abled children and oldage home and distributed food and sweets to all the inmates in the Centre.

IDF has given me an excellent opportunity to serve the society at large. I am deeply honoured by my association with IDF. It's a day of fulfillment for me, Shiloh said with all smiles.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Abraham Samuel appreciates IDF work

It is noteworthy that Indian Development Foundation (IDF) is doing an excellent work in sponsoring a large number of poor and underprivileged children in various states in India, said Mr. Abraham Samuel, IDF Social Ambassador in Bahrain. With the opening of the new academic year the number of sponsorships has really gone up and it is a matter of great satisfaction for the people to come forward and support such noble cause, he added. Mr. Abraham Samuel was speaking to a select group of social workers in Mumbai on Tuesday. I am indeed very happy to associate with IDF and make the dream of universal education in India possible through NGO efforts. I am happy that NRIs from Bahrain have lent their support to IDF and it is my ardent desire that more NRIs join in supporting educational programmes of IDF, Mr. Abraham commented with a smile.

Mr. Abraham said that his discussions with Dr. A.R.K. Pillai, President, IDF and Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, CEO & National Co-ordinator were useful. IDF team apprised on the national activites of the Foundation to Mr. Abraham and congratulated him for his support and participation. I always carry a load of compassion while i return back to my work in Bahrain. It's really a great feeling to support the underprivileged in the society, Mr. Abraham opined.
Dr. Narayan Iyer presented a copy of the book `Hope on the Horizon' - a biography of Dr.A.R.K.Pillai to Mr. Abraham Samuel.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Bhairon Singh Shekhawat (1923-2010)

Indian Development Foundation condoles the death of the former Vice President of India Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat on 15th May 2010 in Jaipur.

A great administrator, leader, reformer and three times Chief Minister of the desert state of India, Rajasthan, Shri Shekhawat was also a staunch supporter of leprosy eradication programmes.

IDF family pays homage to the veteran leader and pray for the eternal rest of the departed soul.
Dr. Narayan B. Iyer discussing a point with the Former Vice President Shri Bhairon Singh Shekhawat at the National Conference on Integration & Empowerment of Leprosy Affected Persons at Vigyan Bhavan, New Delhi on 4th Oct. 2006.

[Shri Shekhawat underlines the need for integrating leprosy cured persons into the social mainstream. ]

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Interns honoured for social work

Shruti Cyriac and Shweta Nambiar from Christ University, Bangalore completed their one-month internship with Indian Development Foundation on 12th May 2010. Shruti and Shweta doing law from Christ University decided to join IDF and covered health, education and development projects during their internship.

IDF appreciates the social concern of the young interns, who learn a lot during their internship with the Foundation.

Dr. C.N.N. Nair, Trustee-IDF, presented Certificate of Appreciation to Shruti and Shweta as they completed their project. Dr. Pillai and Dr. Iyer wished them well in their academics. IDF thank Christ University team for selecting IDF for their summer internship.

“Though we are pursuing our law course as our career, but coming to IDF we learnt a lot on social networking with a human touch. We are committed to spread the message of goodness wherever we go. It was really a great opportunity for us being with IDF and we wish to maintain our relation beyond our internship and serve the society during our spare time, said Shruti and Shweta with all smile and confidence.

Friday, May 7, 2010

An icon of humility

It is no exaggeration to state, if there is anyone who could leave an everlasting impact on the minds of social organizations like National Rural Health Mission or Task Force on Health and Family welfare he could be none other than Dr Hanumappa Sudarshan the world reputed social worker. Whose work among the tribal soliga children has touched the hearts and attention of the nation. He was born in Yemalur, on the outskirts of the city of Bangalore on December 30 1950. He graduated from the Bangalore Medical College in 1973. He joined the health institutions of Ramkrishna mission which took him to the Himalayas of UP, Belur Math and West Bengal and Ponnampet in Karnataka as part of the job.................
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