Saturday, March 29, 2014

Launching IDF - UK Goodness beyond boundaries.

IDF-UK launched on 29th March 2014 to spread the message of goodness and connect people for a purpose.

Dr. ARK Pillai and Dr. Narayan Iyer congratulated the group for the excellent social initiative of creating a platform of goodness. Interacting with the team members, Team IDF wished Team IDF UK all success in their journey ahead in spreading smiles all around. The spirit of volunteerism was so alive in the discussion that the friends in UK came forward to reach-out the most needy children in IDF Bal Gurukuls and also strengthen TB research work in India.

Special thanks and compliments to Mrs. Suja Chandran, Mr. Kishore Krishnan, Dr. Sanjib Bhakta, Ms. Samyukta, Mr. Vishal, Mr. Krishna and Ms. Anu for doing the great launch of IDF UK - Goodness beyond boundaries at Birkbeck, University of London.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

IDF- iLift Club in DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai

Social Engineers gear up to spread Smiles.

IDF launched its first iLift Club in DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering, Mumbai. iLift will provide a goodness platform for students to participate in social projects. It will involve Leadership programs, Teaching science and maths in schools, Mission W2K, Developing Idea Bank, Sustainable Development Projects, Centre of Excellence and many more...

IDF's iLift Club will touch many lives.
Our special thanks to DJSCE for inviting IDF to form iLift Club.  
iLift - Igniting Leaders of India for Tomorrow

IDF launches St. Anthony's Bal Gurukul, Goa

Indian Development Foundation launches St. Anthony's Bal Gurukul- 
151st Bal Gurukul in Goa. 

World TB Day, Trichy

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) and Child Jesus Matric school Pullambadi Village, Trichy and Sahamatha Nursing College conducted an TB awareness rally with support from Indian Overseas Bank, Sahaya  Madha Hospital & Stop TB Partnership on account of World TB Day 2014

180 students and teachers participated in the rally. Students distributed the pamphlets and display the TB posters/ Charts to the people of the village. 

IDF in News

The Hindu - Tamil Edition, 25th March 2014 

Malayala Manorama, 25th March 2014 

World TB Rally, Chennai

Indian Development Foundation organised a Tuberculosis Awareness rally on Monday to mark World TB Day 2014. Over 600 school and college students took part in the by the rally.

Students from four colleges and schools walked the three-kilometer stretch from the Light House to Labour Statue at Marina Beach holding placards with messages on the symptoms, care and treatment of tuberculosis.

“Tuberculosis is a curable disease and as students, it is our duty to spread the message and create awareness,” said Prerna Gupta, a class eight student from Sacred Heart Church Park.

Jenima, a class 10 student from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Tambaram, stated that 30 lakh people die across the world due to TB, with three lakh of them in India. “People die of TB because there is lack of awareness. During the rally, people asked us many doubts,” she said, standing along with her contingent of 32 students.
Even as the country awaits for the World Health Organisation to announce that India is polio-free, participants at the awareness rally felt that there has to be a collective effort to eradicate tuberculosis as well. “We have been successful in eradicating polio. 

TB is a common disease and we have come here to put in our effort towards eradicating TB,” said Anirudh, a class 11 student from Kendriya Vidyalaya, IIT Madras. 
M Narendra, CMD, Indian Overseas Bank, flagged off the rally. S Sreeram, manager, Indian Development Foundation, Tamil Nadu and Pondy was also present at the event.
(Courtesy- The New Indian Express, Chennai, 25th March 2014)

Monday, March 24, 2014

World TB Day, Thanjavur

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) and St. Rita middle school Thiruppanthuruthi Village,Thanjavur conducted an TB awareness rally with support from Indian Overseas Bank on account of World TB Day 2014. Headmistress Sr. Yovalmary inaugurate the rally. 

300 students and teachers participated in the rally. Students distributed the pamphlets and display the TB posters/ Charts to the people of the village. Rally started from the School and finished at matha temple, thiruppanthuruthi. Mr. Sudhakar lectured the students on TB &  Health issues.

World TB Day, Coimbatore

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) and Revised National T.B. Control Programme (RNTCP), Coimbatore on account of World TB Day 2014 organized a TB awareness programme at District T. B. Centre in Race Course Coimbatore.  

Chief Guest was Dr. Fathima Bee (Joint Director- Health Services), Guest of Honour was Dr. Sakthivel (Deputy Director- Health Services T.B), Special Invite was Dr. Subramania Raja (WHO Consultant), Dr. Siva Praksam (Corp. M.O.T.C  Coimbatore). Mr. Jesudas from NILES, Coimbatore participated in the programme.

Awareness posters and pamphlets were distributed to the people and students present.

World TB Day at Bangalore


Indian Development Foundation (IDF) collaborated with the State TB Office on account of World TB Day to raise awareness regarding TB and precautions & cure. In order to spread the awareness, IDF and State TB office organised an Exhibition & Puppet Show and conducted an essay contest at Freedom Park. 

Sri. N. Jayaraman, Commissioner, Department of Health and Family Welfare Services, I.A.S., Government of Karnataka was the Chief Guest. Smt. G. Sathyavathy, IAS, Mission Director, National Rural Health Mission, Karnataka was a the special Invitee.

People visited the exhibition and enjoyed the puppetry show performed by Ms. Jeyashree Raju. Awareness posters and pamphlets were distributed to people, educational institutions and social organizations. 

Prize Winning Students in the Essay Contest:

01. Master. Kendar V.  Godse, Std. VIII, Sri Ayappan Educational Institutions, Jayamahal, Bangalore - 560 046

02. Miss. Sadiya Hajeera, Std. IX, Our Lady of Bon Secours Girls HS, Austin Town, Bangalore - 560 047

03. Keerthiga C. Std. IX, Our Lady of Bon Secours Girls HS, Austin Town, Bangalore - 560 047

State TB officer, Dr. Suryakanth and Hon Secretary, KSTAB, Dr. Shasshidhar Buggi, presented the cash prize and certificates to the prize winning students.

World TB Day- Essay Competition, Hyderabad

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) conducted an essay contest on account of World TB Day 2014. Topic was "Stop TB - TB Anywhere is Everywhere". About 550 students from 32 different schools participated in the competition.

The following three students topped the essay contest:
FirstSiddharth Bhaganagar, Class IX Delhi Public School, Khajaguda.
SecondD.Surya Sai Teja , Studying in Class IX in Sanskriti The School. 
ThirdSimran Jeet Kaur studying in Class IX from KV No 1 Airforce Academy.

7 students was also awarded consolation prizes and participation certificates to all the students.

The guest of Honor were: Sri. Ajay Sawhney, IAS, Principal Secretary to Government,Health, Medical and Family Welfare, GoAP, Smt. Y.V. Anuradha, IAS, Commissioner, Public Health & Family Welfare, GoAP, Dr. B. Kishore, IAS, Project Director, APSACS, GoAP. Dr. Buddha Prakash M. Jyoti, IAS, Mission Director, NRHM, GoAP, Dr. S. Aruna Kumari ,Director of Public Health & Vice Chairman, STBCS and Dr. T. Rani Samyukta , Joint Director (TB)& Member Secretary, STBCS,

Dr. Nikhil , IDF Social ambassador., Mr. Mustafa, Mr. Ramesh assisted in the event. 

Nutrition for the needy- An act of kindness

Ipca Laboratories Ltd.Team joined hands with IDF to present Proteinex tins to TB affected persons in Vimala Centre, Mumbai on World TB Day (24-03-2014). Niveditha Rai, Chitra Pai, Soham and Vidya from Ipca visited Vimala Centre and handed over 104 tins of Protinex for further distribution to TB patients. 

IDF and Vimala Centre salutes the wonderful gesture Ipca Team. Remaining 96 tins of protinex is handed over to Bombay Leprosy Project for TB patients.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

World TB Day, Mumbai

CSI KJSIEIT along with Indian Development Foundation (IDF) initiated an awareness campaign for World TB Day. The awareness was spread with the help of a street play by Team Dramebaaz of KJSIEIT. This drive was carried on 23rd of March, 2014 at Thakkar Bappa Colony in Kurla & Rafiq Nagar in Govandi, Mumbai. 

IDF conveys special thanks to all the volunteers of KJ Somaiya Institute of Engineering & Information Technology for creating a wonderful social impact and spreading the message on World TB Day. Also thanks to our partner project Lok Seva Sangam for providing all assistance and support

TB Awareness Exhibition at Chennai Central Station

Indian Development Foundation (IDF), along with specialists from Gremaltes Hospital and in association with  Tamilnad Mercantile bank, Indian Overseas Bank & Bisleri Pvt. Ltd. organised an awareness exhibition on World TB Day, to educate passengers passing through Central station at Chennai. Mr. Balasubramani - Station Superintendent, Chennai Central Railway Station inaugurated the TB awareness exhibition. 

“You can treat people with TB normally; you can hug them, talk to them and give them moral support. TB is completely curable if diagnosed in time, but it is important that you complete the entire course of antibiotics,” explained the student, highlighting the threat of multi-drug resistant TB, caused mainly due to discontinuation of antibiotic course. 

Many people received an awareness pamphlet and good number of them dropped in to read the charts on display in the main waiting hall of the station. 

Mrs. R. Rajammal, Mr. Sreeram and Mr. Sathyamurthy from IDF co-ordinated the entire even in collaboration with IDF team, social ambassadors, students from Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Tambaram, Bharathidasan Scout Group Chennai District, JRD Tata Scout Group Perambur  and team from Gremaltes Hospital and other partners.

Monday, March 17, 2014

IDF-GMR Varalaxmi Foundation-Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) awareness program.

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) and Road safety club conducted an awareness program in GMR Varalaxmi Foundation & Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IOCL) on TB and road safety.This program was coordinated and conducted by IDF and Road safety club for the road safety coordinators of GMR group  IOCL who oversee the  awareness programs on highways manned by GMR group.

20 participants from Hyderabad - Bangalore, Hyderabad - Vijaywada and Hyderabad - Nizamabad highways and 40 drivers and staff of IOCL participated in the program.This was arranged in GMR Foundation campus which is located in Hyderabad Shamshabad airport.

Senior Plant Manager Mr. Parmeshwar, Ramky Foundation and  L&T personnel also participated in the program. Mr. Santosh from St. Johns Ambulance spoke on First Aid.Mr. Sanjay from IDF and Dr. Srinivas and Dr. Gitanjali from Road safety club coordinated  the program.

Thursday, March 13, 2014

International Women's Day, 2014, Mumbai

On the eve of  International Women's Day programme IDF organized a program  in St. Thomas Mar Thoma School, Mumbai.  The parents of the school children who are the members of the Sarva Sakhi Swabhiman (S3), Women Empowerment Project at the school were the invitees for the event. 

Ms. Meghna Popat- IDF Social Ambassador and a Clinical Psychologist spoke on the need of counselling to the present generation children and how mothers can be the Counselors. She also highlighted the importance of listening and understanding to the children's demands and needs.

Ms. Shayada Sayani- IDF Intern and a Nutritionist highlighted the importance of the right diet. She also explained the parents, who is a healthy child? and how to keep track of the child's BMI (Body Mass Index)?.

IDF also donated three sewing machines to the empowerment group and provisioned for teaching the tailoring skill. The parents were happy to receive the machines and expressed their thanks & desire to learn tailoring. IDF appreciated the efforts of the teachers; Ms. Devi Nadar, Ms. Sangeeta Taksale, Ms. Mercy Francis and Principal Ms. Joice Dias towards the empowerment group.

Dr. Narayan Iyer and IDF Educational Ambassador Mrs. Rekha Bajaj congratulated the parents and motivated them to continue with and excel in their efforts. 

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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Postal Department supports TB Awareness Campaign, Chennai

Postal Department Chennai City Region supports TB Awareness programme during World TB Day 2014. Mr. S. Sreeram, Manager, IDF presenting a poster to Mr. Mervin Alexander, Post Master General, Chennai City Region. 

IDF thank the Postal Department for their excellent social support.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

International Women's Day, 2014, AP

On the eve of  International Womens day programme IDF AP organized a program  in Sanskriti School, Hyderabad & Nalgonda.

The parents of the school children and women from the locality were the invitees for the event. Mr. Sanjay & Mrs. Swati Principal , Sanskriti School spoke for the equality of the women and also distributed greeting cards specially prepared for the event.  

Mrs. Vijayalaxmi, Founder, Center for Social service was felicitated for her excellent service to girl child and education to girl child. 5 more  women (mothers of the school children.) who have excelled in their respective fields were felicitated. Mr. Sanjay spoke on the  “He for She” campaign urging men to stand up for the rights of their mothers, sisters and daughters. 

Dr. Srinivas , Road Safety club spoke on road safety for women. IDF and Road safety club launched the 1st Junior Road Safety club for children in Sanskriti School. Skits/ Plays were performed by the children. The initiative earned appreciations from many. 

Dr. Sampath Goud , Research physician from National Institute of Nutrition  on "Health and Nutirtion for Women and Child - Simple tips for health issues, prevention and how to lead a better life".  Assisting Dr. Sampath were IDF social ambassadors Dr. Nikhil and Dr. Sravan. 

A similar programme was organized at Nalgonda where IDF social ambassador Mrs. Chetna Bhatia in association with IDF Ashirwad SSS organised a health camp for women. Local doctors volunteered, Mr.Chandrashekar from Blood donor club arranged for free medicines.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

World TB Day 2014 - IDF gears up for massive TB awareness campaign

Let's gear up for WORLD TB DAY 2014 (24th March)

Indian FOOTBALL legend I.M. VIJAYAN supports TB cause.

"Let's kick out TB and bring smiles"
- I.M. Vijayan (IDF Brand Ambassador for TB Awareness)

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) thank Indian football legend I.M. Vijayan for supporting the cause. IDF also thank World's No.1 Anti-TB Company, Lupin Pharma for supporting the TB Awareness Campaign for World TB Day 2014.

The newly designed Multi-lingual TB Awareness Posters will be available for distribution at educational institution/ Banks/ Corporate offices/ Trust Offices/ Co-operative Housing Societies and many other public spots for creating an impact during World TB Day. Do write to for TB posters and spread awareness.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Best wishes for all success in exams.

As students are gearing up for exams. Team IDF conveys best wishes.

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.

IDF launches Senthamizhil Bal Gurukul @ Thanjavur

IDF launched SENTHAMIZHIL BAL GURUKUL at St. Michael's High School, Madha Kottai, Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu to help children coming from the remote pockets and also from leprosy colony. Our special thanks to Rev. Fr. Arockia Anthony Raj, Headmaster of the school for extending all support. Ms. Manimala, Development Executive of IDF did the co-ordination in opening the Bal Gurukul. 

IDF is committed to empower and ignite young minds. 
You support, we do the rest !!!

Saturday, March 1, 2014

IDF launches Bal Gurukuls on National Science Day, Chennai

On National Science Day 2014 - Indian Development Foundation (IDF) launched two Bal Gurukuls at Chennai. Sir C.V. Raman Bal Gurukul for boys and Prabha Rajan Bal Gurukul for girls. Mr. Rajan was the chief guest for the function. He spoke about benefits of good education and encouraged the students to study well, also promised all possible support from his side.

The students are from the Corporation Middle school, Thamodharapuram, Adyar, Chennai. The Bal Gurukul children are street children and the Chennai Corporation has given the responsibility of the education of the children to Montfort Siragugal. In the school campus children are provided with boarding facilities. It is a pilot project by Govt of Tamilnadu.

Rev. Bro. Mark appreciated the support extended to the children by Mr. Rajan and IDF.

IDF committed to spread smiles all around.

You support, we do the rest !!!