Sunday, June 28, 2015

Aashayein - A Ray of Hope

Aashayein - A Ray of Hope.......... A social initiative to support children by providing books and stationery...... Thanks to Team WAH and many supporters for lending a helping hand in reaching our children at various centres in India. Jai ho
SITEL team visited Vimala Centre at Mumbai on 28th June and distributed books and stationery items.

Friday, June 26, 2015

IDF - L&T Educational Programme

IDF - L&T Educational Programme was organized at Government High School, Cox Town, Bengaluru on 26-06-2015 where girl-children from very needy families received scholarships. IDF thank Team L&T for sponsoring needy children. Team L&T felt extremely happy to provide the timely assistance.
Educate a child - Enrich your life..
IDF is committed to spread smiles all around.
You support, we do the rest !!!

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Goodness Unlimited - Project Aashayein

Goodness Unlimited - Project Aashayein
Presentation of books and stationery items for the kids in Ekansa Bal Gurukul, Mira Road, Dist. Thane. Dr. ARK Pillai, founder, IDF doing the presentation to Mrs. Sanju Rathi, founder, Ekansa.
Special thanks to :
1) Mrs. Nutan Sanghavi (Neetaben - IDF Social Ambassador) for mobilising pencils, boxes, erasers and sharpners.
2) NSS Volunteers from J.M.Patel College of Commerce for mobilizing old notebooks and binding it into new books. (Prajesh Trotsky)
3) Students from Thakur International School (CIE), Kandivali for mobilizing stationery items and colors for children in Bal Gurukuls (Ashwin M Kothari)
4) Shashank Shetty, Team WAH and all the supporters for supporting Project Aashayein.
Thanks to Mrs.Sanju Rathi, Punit and Piyush for visiting IDF (20-06-2015)
Let's together spread the message of goodness.
You support, we do the rest !!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Students received school bags from Nielsen

Team IDF - Adhiraj and Satendra Prasad - visited St. Catherine's Primary School, Veera Desai, Andheri (West), Mumbai and distributed schoolbags to 250 students on 15th June 2015.  The schoolbags  were donated by Nielsen as part of their Nielsen Global Impact Day (NGID-2015).  Indian Development Foundation conveys special thanks to Team Nielsen for supporting education projects.  All the students felt extremely happy as they received the gifts.  The Headmistress of the school and students convey their gratitude for spreading happiness.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Interns honoured for social work

Marianne Cherian and Ashwini Sale from Premlila Vithaldas Polytechnic, S.N.D.T. Women's University, Mumbai completed their one-month internship with Indian Development Foundation on 11th May 2015 to 11th June 2015. Marianne and Ashwini doing Diploma in Administration Services from S.N.D.T. Women's 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. A.R.K. Pillai, Founder, President-IDF, presented Certificate of Appreciation to Marianne and Ashwini as they completed their project. Dr. Narayan Iyer wished them well in their academics.

Nielsen Global Impact Day 2015

Nielsen Global Impact Day - 2015. Nielsen Team visited Vimala Centre, Versova, Andheri (West), Mumbai on 11th June 2015 as part of their Global Impact Day organized annually. Indian Development Foundation's health and education projects (Bal Gurukuls) were selected for the Nielsen Global Impact Day. The social champions from Nielsen visited Vimala Centre @ Andheri, Mumbai as part of their global social impact day. The visiting team distributed note-books, stationaries, food and gifts. The team spent a good amount of time with the Vimala children and also with the leprosy-inmates of the centre. The Social Outcome of NGID was fun, joy and happiness. Our special thanks to Team NIELSEN for selecting IDF projects.


Friday, June 5, 2015

Be the change-maker, create leaders.

You have the power to empower.
(Contact : 022-28762008/3008)
IDF's Student Leadership Programme (SLP) is a movement to engineer the knowledge bank towards empowering young minds for a better tomorrow.
Become IDF SLP Mentor and spread happiness.
Fill in the form and enroll for a cause.
First batch of Mentors Training in Mumbai on 13th June 2015 - 10AM to 2PM - Vivek Vidyalaya, Siddharth Nagar, Goregaon West, Mumbai (Event supported by VAA)

Some relief works

on earthquake victims at Shanti sewa Griha, Buddhanilakhanta (29 May, 2015)
First Phase program as an immediate relief:-
1) 50 Temporary settlements are made
2) School bags and other utensils are distributed to students at Shanti Sewa Griha

Your Old NEWSPAPERS will help to EDUCATE children.

Pledge your old newspapers today and support IDF Bal Gurukul projects. IDF has 175+ Bal Gurukuls spread across the country catering to around 10,000 children.
Towards making IDF Bal Gurukuls a sustainable model and reach-out to those who need the most.
You support, we do the rest !!!
Write to / and get the pledge form.
IDF plans to reach 500 Bal Gurukuls by 2020.

World Environment Day - Awareness Rally @ Marina Beach, Chennai - 05-06-2015

‘”People from all walks of life should realize the gravity of the situation following global environmental challenges like climate change, global warming and pollution and join hands to protect mother earth from the dangers of pollution” observed Mr. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev, Secretary & Correspondent, S.B. I. O. A Educational Trust, Chennai. “Various types of environmental pollution such as water pollution, air pollution, noise pollution, soil pollution, etc. are disturbing the ecosystem and causing a variety of health hazards to human beings and animals. Environmental pollution is damaging the ecosystem and destroying its delicate balance; we should realize our mistakes and develop concern for environment protection by keeping it clean, safe and secure for a healthy life.” he added.
Speaking on the occasion of Environment Awareness Rally organized by Indian Development Foundation at Marina Beach on World Environment Day 2015, he stressed the need for people, especially the youth, to protect the environment and make the world a better place to live. “Students must be aware of environment protection and spread the message on ways to protect the environment so that we can save the world from pollution” he added.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. S. Sreeram, Manager – TN & Pondy said “It is every one’s responsibility to protect the environment and World Environment Day is truly a people's day, providing an opportunity for everyone, young and old, with their community or with close friends, to show that they care for the planet. We also distributed 1000 saplings to the participants and general public.” he added.
Indian Development Foundation organized an environment awareness rally with the theme Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care. The awareness rally was flagged off by Mr. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev and exhorted people to participate in big way.
Students from S.B.O.A. School & Junior College, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Madambakkam, Sivanthi Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Ramapuram, St. Raphel’s Girls Hr. Sec. School, Santhome, Sree Shanthi Anand Vidyalaya, Thirumudivakkam, Billroth College of Nursing, Maduravoyal, Staff of Standard Chartered Bank and many social activists also participated in the awareness rally holding placards conveying messages on environment protection.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Health camps and blood donation camp - Villages Telangana

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) organised mega health camps and blood donation camps in Suryapet town and Anantharam villages in Nalgonda district on the occasion of Telangana State formation First year celebrations (03-06-2015)

Youth in the villages participated and volunteered excitingly to donate blood. Large number of villagers came and  availed the services in the health camp.

For the First time people of Anantharam village donated blood. They felt very proud and wanted us to conduct health camps and awareness programs regularly.

Appreciations to Telangana social foundation, Osmania hospital blood bank And Continental hospital from Hyderabad and Nalgonda district area hospital blood bank for helping us to conduct the camps.

Social Engineers for a Cause

Congratulations to Team DJSCOE-IDF Student Clubfor completing 1 year of social projects. The students of DJ Sanghvi College of Engineering came together and formed IDF Social Club to spread the message of goodness. Marathon, Science Sessions, Health awareness, Clean-up Drive, Mission W2K, Volunteering, Teaching were some of the projects taken up during the year. Misha Sheth and Janvi Shah visited IDF office on 03/06/2015 to hand over the report and contributions for the year. IDF conveys special thanks to all the student volunteers for their support and goodness.. Salutations and Best Wishes !!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

World Environment Day 2015

World Environment Day @ Marina Beach, Chennai - 05-06-15
Indian Development Foundation is organising an environment awareness rally at Chennai on World Environment Day 2015. The rally will start from the Light House and end at the Labour Statue. Many students from different schools and colleges will take part in the rally. We also plan to distribute 1000 saplings on the World Environment Day 2015. For further information please contact: S. Sreeram Mobile - 91-9840040191 - See more at: