Thursday, May 28, 2015

Roses at Rose Garden in Ooty.

Roses at Rose Garden in Ooty.

Children from Good Life Centre, Tambaramm, Chennai got a wonderful treat for their eyes as they visited the Rose Garden and other important locations in Nilgiris. Mrs. Rajammal Madam made all the arrangements to give the children a wonderful exposure. Team IDF had promised an excursion for the children and the same got fulfilled. Mr.Mano Ranjit Lad from IDF co-ordinated the visit on 21 and 22 May 2015. IDF runs Ramana Bal Gurukul at Good Life Centre.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

IDF-USA successfully conducted a program "On Genetic Influence in the Development of Cardiovascular Disease Conditions"

IDF-USA successfully conducted a program "On Genetic Influence in the Development of Cardiovascular Disease Conditions" on May 17, 2015 at Econolodge Melrose park.

Thanks for the support from members of St. Thomas Church, DT Team, friends and supporters of IDF USA. Dr. Sakthi and Aravind gave an insight on the genetic issue faced especially by the South Asian Community which was well executed, 47 blood samples were collected during the event for the study. Special thanks to Professor Annie and Mr. Thomas Abraham for arranging the event and for providing banquet facilities. IDF USA will be conducting many similar programs in the future for the benefit of our community. 

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Blood donation camp in Kony India Pvt Ltd @ Hyderabad

Blood donation camp in Kony India Pvt Ltd, Hitech City, Hyderabad for cancer patients in MNJ cancer hospital on 22nd May 2015.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015


Prof. S. Sivadas, Professor of Chemistry and Chief Editor of Labour India Publications, Kottayam, Kerala with IDF Trustees Capt. S. Balasubramanian, Dr. A. P. Jayaraman and Dr. Suresh Nair, Principal of Vivek Vidyalaya and Jr. College.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Team IDF visited Maharashtra Fellowship for Deaf in Pune.

Goodness in the Silent Valley......Goodness can be felt by all.
Team IDF visited Maharashtra Fellowship for Deaf in Pune on 16th May 2015. IDF congratulates the founders Mr.Arvind Meshramkar and Mrs. Tara Arvind for the great services rendered for the care and welfare of the hearing impaired children at MFD. The boarding school provides help to the different-abled students from Pune and other districts in Maharashtra coming from very poor background.
IDF will start a Bal Gurukul for a select group of students from mid-June 2015. Special thanks to Dr. Geetha Mohan and Mr.R. Mohan for all the co-ordination. Also thanks to Mr. Gopal Krishnan for supporting the project. Thanks to Suja Chandran,Kishore Krishnan and Vishal Bhatnagar for the Divine Connect.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

IDF with Standard Chartered Bank organized Blood Donation Drive at 10 different locations.

Saved lives !!!!
10 locations - 754 units of Blood mobilized on 12-05-2015
Indian Development Foundation in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) organized Blood Donation Drive at 10 different locations at SCB offices in India for the staff members of SCB.
Mumbai BKC - 201, Mumbai Fort - 160, Chennai - 112, Delhi & Gurgaon - 80, Bangalore - 73, Hyderabad 62, Ahmedabad - 41, Jaipur - 25
TOTAL - 754 units
Special thanks to Team SCB for supporting the noble cause. Thanks to all the doctors, volunteers and social ambassadors from various Blood Banks and IDF.
Jai ho Social Champions..... _/\_ Salutations _/\_

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Deepak Bal Gurukul @ Jaipur.

Shri Deepak Bal Gurukul under Tagore International School,Mansarovar,Jaipur organised "ASHIRVACHAN CEREMONY" by giving the students' result for the academic year 2014-15.The small function was so rich with the values conveyed by the gurukul students through their dances and poem recitation.

Principal,TIS Ms.Kamal Rathore appreciated the gurukul students and the teachers for making such message conveying programme.She felicitated the students for their good academic record and those who were top in other disciplines.P.Unnikrishnan Nair expressed thanks to Sir.P.D.Singhji and Madam Kamal Rathore for this humanitarian work.

Friday, May 8, 2015

IDF Sant Kabir Bal Gurukul @ Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh

IDF Sant Kabir Bal Gurukul @ Sant Kabir Nagar, Uttar Pradesh.
Seeking blessings !!!
Special thanks to Shri Brihaspati PandeyJi and Team YVS for initiating and monitoring the project. Jai ho !!!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

IDF Cares for Nepal

IDF Cares for Nepal - Mr. Dipesh Dhakal, IDF Social Ambassador with Team `The Project Vision' making a survey for rehabilitating the victims at Sindhupalchok, Nepal....For more pictures Click Here
IDF Social Ambassadors : 
Shashank Shetty +91-98335 41553
Jainam Shah +91-8108328829

Salma Memon +91-9702285810

SLP @Sanskriti The School

Our students involving themselves enthusiastically in the wonderful sessions of SLP.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bal Gurukul @ Ambedkar Nagar, U.P.

Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bal Gurukul @ Ambedkar Nagar, U.P.
Hearty congratulations to all the children for getting the gift of a Bal Gurukul and special thanks to Shri Brihaspati PandeyJi and his team. Jai ho !!!

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Leaders laud IDF Work @ Jaipur

Hon'ble Shri Gulab Chand Kataria, Home Minister of Rajasthan.

Padma Vibhushan Dr. R A Mashelkar FRS (Scientist) 

Dr. Aphiya Hathayatham (Scientist - Thailand) 

Shri P.D. Singh, Chairman, Tagore Group of Institutions 

Mrs. Kamal Rathore, Principal, Tagore International School

Friday, May 1, 2015

Organs Protection Awareness @ Marina Beach, Chennai.

 Indian Development Foundation and M. V. Hospital for Diabetes, Royapuram, jointly organized Diabetes awareness exhibition under the caption of “Protect Your Organs’ at the lighthouse, Marina Beach, Chennai.

            Diabetes is recognized today as a major lifestyle disease and India has become the Diabetes Capital of the world with 65 million people having Diabetes.  The figure is likely to go up to 101.1 million by 2030.
Key facts – WHO

  • In 2014 the global prevalence of diabetes was estimated to be 9% among adults aged 18+ years.  In 2012, an estimated 1.5 million deaths were directly caused by diabetes.
  • More than 80% of diabetes deaths occur in low and middle - income countries.
  • WHO projects that diabetes will be the 7th leading cause of death in 2030.

Diabetes Mellitus is reaching potentially epidemic proportions in India. The level of morbidity and mortality due to diabetes and its potential complications is enormous. They pose significant healthcare burdens on both families and society. It is a matter of grave concern diabetes is now being shown to be associated with a spectrum of complications and to be occurring at a relatively younger age within the country. 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Vijay Viswanathan, Head & Chief Diabetologist, M. V. Hospital for Diabetes and Prof. M. Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre, Royapuram mentioned that” Diabetes was the leading cause of new cases of blindness among adults aged between 20 – 74 years and is the leading cause of kidney failure accounting for 44% of all the new cases of kidney failure. More than 60% of non traumatic lower limb amputations occur in diabetes and the risk of heart attack and stroke is two to four times higher in diabetes”. According to a study by Prof. M. Viswanathan Diabetes Research Centre in 2010, the cost of Diabetes Mellitus treatment in India is 1230 billion Indian rupees.

Mr. S. Sreeram, Manager TN, IDF said “Psychosocial factors play a crucial role in diabetes management. Though 41% of people with diabetes have poor psychological well-being, only about 10% receive psychological care in India there is a need for more in-depth education and awareness to empower the patient to self-manage his diabetes”
Earlier Mr. Murugesan, Asst. Commissioner of Police, Mylapore was the Chief Guest and inaugurated 'Protect your Organs' exhibition at the Lighthouse.