Monday, November 29, 2010

Blankets distributed to leprosy affected persons

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) organised a `blanket-mobilisation' drive to provide warmth to leprosy affected persons in Gautam Budh Kusht Ashram, Gaya, Bihar.

IDF thank the supporters and well-wishers for lending a helping hand...This is the first phase of distribution....Many more to go. We hope and pray that many will join the journey of goodness. Mr. Thomas from Kusht NIwaran Society, Patna, Bihar co-ordinated with IDF in making the distribution possible.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bhavans Benevolence

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur invited Dr. Narayan B. Iyer to address the students on leprosy/ TB awareness on 25-11-2010. Students came forward to extend their helping hand to IDF's humanitarian programmes. Mrs. P. Kachhawaha, Principal of the school appreciated the work of IDF and exhorted students to spread the message of goodness. Dr. Narayan conveyed special thanks to all the Bhavanites for their continuous support to IDF.
Let noble thoughts come to us from everyside.

Maharani Gayatri Devi Girls School

Col. Thakur, Administrator and Mrs. Kamana Sharma, Co-ordinator of M.G.D. Girls School, Jaipur presenting a donation cheque to Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, CEO, IDF for leprosy/ TB and education programmes. Dr. Narayan expressed sincere gratitude to all the students of MGD School for extending continuous support to IDF humanitarian programmes.

Support from Pink City

Mr. Lalit Kumar Banga, Director and Mr. K. L. Banga, Principal from Dhruv Bal Niketan Sr. Sec. School, Jaipur receiving Joint Action magazine from Dr. Narayan B. Iyer. Dhruv Bal Schoolteam supports IDF's humanitarian programmes for over two decades. IDF salutes the schoolteam.
Mrs. Tara Satyan, Director and Mrs. Usha Badgel, Principal of Blue Bells Secondary School, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur along with the students gear-up to extend a helping hand to IDF.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Sophia School's social support

Rev. Sr. Selma, Principal of St. Angela Sophia Sr. Sec. School, Jaipur and her team presenting voluntary contributions to leprosy/ TB and education programmes of IDF. Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, CEO, IDF appreciated the social responsibility efforts of Sophia School team.

Monday, November 22, 2010

An act of kindness

Vibgyor Kids, Goregaon (W), Mumbai came forward in extending their social support to IDF's humanitarian programmes. The kids organised a food stall and tried to convince their parents and friends to buy and they have decided to share the sale proceeds for the welfare of poor and needy children in IDF Bal Gurukuls.

Mr. Shim Mathew, Principal of the School and Mrs. Kiran Amin, Social Service Co-ordinator invited Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, CEO, IDF and presented the charity amount mobilised by the Vibgyor Kids.

Dr. Narayan Iyer thanked all the kids for their overflowing kindness. When asked about about their social participation, the kids of five years expressed their willingness to teach the poor and the needy and some also said they wanted to gift toys and gifts. It was a great surprise to see the abundence of social values in these kids.

Indian Development Foundation thank Vibgyor kids for their goodness and support.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Shankersai brings smiles

It was the day of Bakri Eid.....IDF young social ambassador Shankersai decided to share happiness with the street children in Hyderabad and distribute sweets.

I feel thrilled to share joy and happiness with the street kids and distribute sweets on festive occasions, said Shankersai with a smile.

May it be friendship day, Ugadi, Diwali or any festive occasion, it has been the practice of Shankersai to reach-out the poor and the needy on the streets and its his passion to serve the poor, said Mr. Ramakrishnan, father of Shankersai.

IDF supporters galore

Indian Development Foundation expresses sincere gratitude to all the schoolteams for supporting IDF's leprosy/ TB and education programmes.
Mr. S. Sreeram, Zonal Officer IDF and Mr. K. Sathyamurthy, Development Executive, IDF did the honors for various social supporting schools on 19th Nov. 2010.
St. Pius X Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Perungudi, Chennai.
Mrs. Aruna Karthikeyan, Principal of the school receives IDF Certificate of Appreciation.
Seshadri Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Chrompet, Chennai.
Mr. P. Pappuraj, Correspondent of the school receives IDF Certificate of Appreciation.

Seetha Kingston House Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Kilpauk, Chennai.
Ms. S. Nirmala Gowri, Principal of the school is seen with the social soldiers.

Pallavapuram Municipal High School, Hasthinapuram, Chennai.
Ms. Sujaritharaja Kumar, Asst.Headmistress and her team receives IDF Certificate of Appreciation

CES Middle School, Chrompet, Chennai.
Ms. S. Meena, Headmistress of the School and her team receives IDF Certificate of Appreciation.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Jagdish speaks confidence

We have just celebrated the festival of lights. But Diwali is not the best time of the year for everyone. Amongst all the prosperous festivities there are some who are not so privileged to be the torch bearers. They have a hard time just to gather a day's meal let alone invest in decorations around the house. But some even in these hard times don't fail to find a way to spread joy and happiness.

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Social Responsibility from Steel City

Indian Development Foundation organized a Children’s Day-cum IDF Awards Ceremony at Sri Vidya Mandir, Salem, the Steel City of India on 15th Nov. 2010.
Dr. K. Arunagiri, Deputy Director of Health Services (TB), Salem, was the Chief Guest and presented IDF awards to top ranking schools in Salem for health education and resource generation programmes for humanitarian causes. Dr. Arunagiri also presented prizes to students who excelled in quiz competitions, jointly organized by Indian Development Foundation and St. Mary's TB Unit Salem.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Arunagiri, lauded the good work carried out by Indian Development Foundation for involving community participation in public health programmes. He appreciated the Principals, HMs, teachers for providing an opportunity to students to do social work.

IDF Awards for excellence in social action was bestowed on Sankar Higher Secondary School, Sankari - Sri Vidya Mandir Mat. Hr Sec School, Kondalampatti, Salem - Vedha Vikas Mat. School, Panamarathupatti - Vedha Vikas Hr. Sec. School, Santhiyur - Jai Vikas Hr. Sec. School, Namakkal - Sri. Vidya Mandir Hr. Sec. School, Gurusamy Palayam - Avvai KSR Mat. Hr Sec School, Thiruchengode - Govt. Girls Hr Sec School, Alavaipatti - Mahadeva Vidyalaya Hr. Sec. School, Thiruchengode and AET Hr Sec School, Attur.

Dr. R. Rajamohan, Medical Officer, St. Mary's Lab Centre and TB Unit, Salem - Mr. P. Rajamanikam, Govt. Health Educator (Rtd.) and Mrs. S. Ramamani, Principal, Sri Vidya Mandir Senior Hr. Sec. School, Salem appreciated the role of IDF and other NGOs in the fight against Tuberculosis.

Dr. S. Franklin, Manager - SR, IDF spoke on the vision and mission of IDF.

Mr. M. Rangasami, Development Executive, IDF welcomed the gathering while Mr. R. Settu, Coordinator-TN, IDF compered the programme in a fitting manner and proposed vote of thanks.

Members of various NGOs, Govt. health staff, students and teachers participated in the function.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Well done Standard Chartered Bank Volunteers

Volunteers from Standard Chartered Bank took up rural project as part of social responsibility programme and visited Kushtarog Niwaran Samiti at Shantivan, Panvel-Nere, Dist. Raigad, Maharashtra on 13th Nov. 2010 and did social work connected with farming and harvesting. The team's enthusiastic social efforts brought smiles on many farmers in Shantivan. "Goodness has no boundaries". The social responsibility initiative was co-ordinated by Indian Development Foundation, a leading national NGO committed for health, education and rural development.

Kendriya Vidyalaya Hospet supports IDF

Mr. H. Gurumurthy, Sr. Development Executive, IDF presenting IDF Social Action Award to Mr. C. A. Vijaya Ratnam, Principal, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tungabhadra Dam, Hospet for supporting IDF's social responsibility programmes.

Dr. P. M. Chetty from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Hospet receives IDF Social Action Award for supporting IDF's leprosy/ TB programmes during 2009-10

Friday, November 12, 2010

Sevenhills Hospital

Sevenhills Hospital team comprising Mr. Rajiv, Mr. Jayesh and Ms. Moumita visited IDF office and offered their service in carrying out health camps and health talks as part of their social responsibility initiatives. Dr. A.R.K.Pillai, Dr. Narayan B. Iyer and Dr. Sharad Nayampally appreciated the social programmes of Sevenhills Hospital.

Savio School Supports IDF

Mrs. Ruby Dhas, Correspondent and Ms. Shirly Ann, Principal, St. Savio Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Velacherry, Chennai presenting a donation draft to to Mr. S. Sreeram, Zonal Officer, IDF, Chennai.
Indian Development Foundation thank the Schoolteam for support extended to leprosy/TB/education programmes of IDF.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Saraswati College of Management

Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, CEO, IDF was invited by Saraswati College of Management, Kharghar to deliver a lecture on Corporate Social Responsibility to the Management students on 10th Nov. 2010.

Students keenly listened to the topic and also took active part in interactive session.

Prof. Pravin More, Prof. Sonia Pant, Prof. Sanjeev Kadam and Prof. S. Jeba were present at the session. Students - Harshal Chaudhari and Snehal Ramdin were inducted as leaders for social responsibility programmes supporting IDF's Bal Gurukuls.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Bal Gurukul gets a computer

Indian Development Foundation team comprising Mr. S. Sreeram and Mr. R. Parthasarathy presented a computer to Thiruvalluvar Bal Gurukul, Royapuram, Chennai run at St. Anne's Primary School. The computer received from Rotary Club of NorthWest Madras under E-vidya Scheme for IDF's Bal Gurukuls were distributed. IDF thank Rotarians for their goodness and support.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Diwali is about awakening inner lights

Twelve-year old Nishchith moved his fingers on the musical keyboard to play the latest numbers from Endhiran and ten-year old Karan Dravid danced to the tune to entertain the less-privileged children of Mary Immaculate Bal Gurukul at Benson Town. When several hundreds were busy sending Diwali messages from their latest Corby and touch-pads, Nishchith and Karan thought it fit play music and bring smiles on children faces.

We have been observing Diwali festival in a different manner for a couple of years, said smiling Nishchith and Karan who are studying in class VII and V respectively in Kendriya Vidyalaya MEG & Centre, Bengaluru and they are the young social ambassadors of Indian Development Foundation (IDF).

Mary Immaculate Bal Gurukul is an empowerment education programme of Indian Development Foundation run by the Sisters of the Immaculate at Benson Town in Bangalore.
Indian Development Foundation celebrated Diwali Festival with the children of Mary Immaculate Bal Gurukul on 5th November 2010.

Rev. Sr. Florita, Mother Superior, Mary Immaculate Sisters of Bishop Morrow thanked the young social ambassadors, Nishchith and Karan, for spreading the message of love and togetherness among the Gurukul children.

Rev. Sr. Vincenta, Secretary of the Centre invoked blessings for universal peace and prosperity while Dr. S. Franklin, Manager of IDF spoke on the spirit of Diwali and blessed the children on the occasion. Social worker Nancy Das explained the children about the importance of Diwali and told them to wean away bad thoughts and instill good habits.

Sr. Caroline, Provincial of Mary Immaculate Sisters of Bishop Morrow, appreciated IDF for its commitment towards fulfilling the educational requirements of the needy children.

The excitements of the children in the centre were boundless and they were immersed in joy of dance and merry. One could see beaming happiness on childrens’ faces as they received sweets and sparklers.

Mr. Samuel Vincent and Mr. C.A. Mathew from IDF co-ordinated the celebrations while Ms. Vineeta, teacher of Bal Gurukul proposed a vote of thanks.

It was truly a celebration of light kindling the hearts of many children in the centre.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Karan's Diwali with a difference

Master Karan Dravid, IDF student social Ambassador celebrated Diwali in a different manner, by offering the money meant for crackers to give food to the inmates of Little Sisters of the Poor - Home for the Aged, at Hennur Road, Bangalore.

While talking to the inmates of the home, ten year old Karan said, he finds more happiness in celebrating Diwali festival with the elderly people than bursting crackers. The elderly people in the Home admired Karan’s love and affection for them.

Karan did mimicry of punch dialogues from cinema hits and sang songs from Endiran much to the entertainment of everyone. Dr. Franklin appreciated Karan’s social values and thoughts even during festive season.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Pollachi School supports IDF

Ms. Vijayalakshme Manokaran, Principal, Muthusamy Gounder Matric. Hr. Sec.School, Mannur, Pollachi, Tamil Nadu supports IDF's leprosy/ TB programmes.
Mr. Mano Ranjit Lad and Mr. F. Fredrick from IDF look on.

Thursday, November 4, 2010


May the lamps of joy, illuminate your life and
fill your days with the bright sparkles of
peace, mirth and goodwill.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Diwali with a difference

Indian Development Foundation jointly with Rotary Club of Mumbai North End, All India Women's Conference and various organisations celebrated Diwali Festival with the inmates of Vimala Centre on 02-11-2010. A celebration with a difference.

Students from Christ University, ITM Business School, Vidyalankar Institute of Technology, Podar International School, Symbiosis Institute of Mass Media and Communication joined hands with IDF to bring happiness on many lives.

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Farewell to Sam

Mr. Sam Deva Asir RM was given a farewell at Trichy by the IDF Team.
Dr. S. Franklin, Manager-SR, IDF recalled with pleasure the excellent social work and support of Mr. Sam during his tenure with IDF. Mr. Sam also expressed his thanks to the Foundation for giving him an opportunity to serve the society at large. I wish to continue supporting IDF's work during my spare time, Sam said with a smile.
IDF Team comprising - Dr. Franklin, Mr. Sreeram, Ms. Krishnaveni and Ms. Kalaivani - did the felicitation to Mr.Sam at Trichy.

Monday, November 1, 2010

This winter, make a difference

The winter is getting colder in the northern parts of India. As the days go by, the climate will get colder and colder. It will become very difficult for people, particular the those have-nots living in leprosy colonies and older people to bear the biting cold. It is always better to offer them blankets before hand so that they are protected.

We have started receiving requests for blankets from different projects in India. It is the time to show your love and warmth to the have-nots in the society. Let's do it now before it is too late. We need atleast 1500 blankets for this winter.

The more the support received by IDF, the more will be the beneficiaries and more will be blessings received by you and family.

We would request people to come forward and donate blankets or cash for blankets. Donations may be sent to Indian Development Foundation (L 10/ 3 & 4 Jal Ratan Deep, Bangur Nagar, Goregan (W), Mumbai 400 104 - OR We will send a complete report of distribution. Cost per blanket is quoted as Rs.250/= per blanket. The donation amount may be sent by way of cheque/ DD in favour of Indian Development Foundation. IDF's Savings Bank A/c. 207001000083586 - IFSC - IOBA0002070 - Indian Overseas Bank, Goregaon (W), Mumbai 400090 (Send mail and confirm - Specify For Blankets)

Donations to IDF are exempted under sec 80G of IT Act. As and when we receive the donation for blankets the same will be sent to project areas so that there is no wastage of time in transportation. The blankets are purchased locally and distributed.

Why postpone goodness in life ? What is possible today may not be possible later. Please give your love filled with warmth to the leprosy affected people and other underprivileged children.

Thanks to RSK School Trichy

IDF team comprising - Dr. S. Franklin, Mr. S. Sreeram, Ms. N. Kalaivani and Ms. S. Krishnaveni - reached RSK Hr. Sec. School, Kailasapuram, Trichy on 1st Nov. 2010 to express sincere thanks to the schoolteam for their excellent participation and for topping the peak social performer status in India.

Dr. S. Franklin recalled the decades'-long partnership of RSK School with IDF towards working for deserving social causes. He lauded the Principal, teachers, students and the entire school team for achieving first rank at national level for resource mobilisation supporting humanitarian causes.
Mr. P. Varadarajan, and Vice Principals, Ms. Prema Jayadevan and Mr. Surendran congratulated IDF's national efforts in leprosy eradication programmes.