Monday, November 30, 2015

World AIDS Day 2015

1st December is observed as World AIDS Day.  Indian Development Foundation has been organizing awareness campaigns, special talks and rallies in different project offices in India.  People from different walks of life are getting united for the common cause.

Extract from the message from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon.

This year we mark World AIDS Day with new hope.  I applaud the staunch advocacy of activists.  I commend the persistent efforts of health workers.  And I pay tribute to the principled stance of human rights defenders and the courage of all those who have joined forces to fight for global progress against the disease.

World leaders have unanimously committed to ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in September.  This commitment reflects the power of solidarity to forge, from a destructive disease, one of the most inclusive movements in modern history.

We have a lot to learn from the AIDS response.  One by one, people stood up for science, human rights and the empowerment of all those living with HIV.  And this is how we will end the epidemic:  by moving forward together.

To break the epidemic and prevent it from rebounding, we must act on all fronts.  We need to more than double the number of people on life-changing treatment to reach all 37 million of those living with HIV.  We need to provide adolescent girls and young women with access to education and real options to protect themselves from HIV.  And we need to provide key populations with full access to services delivered with dignity and respect.

Every child can be born free from HIV to mothers who not only survive but thrive. Ending AIDS is essential to the success of Every Woman, Every Child and the global strategy I launched to ensure the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents within a generation.

Reaching the fast-track targets will prevent new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths while eliminating HIV-related stigma and discrimination.  

On this World AIDS Day, let us pay tribute to all those who have lost their lives to this disease by renewing our resolve to stand for justice, access and greater hope around the world.

Ban Ki-moon

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Goodness Talk at Air Force School

Goodness Talk at Air Force School, Coimbatore......... 24.11.15.
Team IDF thank Team Air Force School for the excellent social support and goodness.

Fast track Goodness

Goodness reached Nilgiris Bal Gurukul at Kolikarai tribal belt. The sweaters, track suits and shirts donated by Good Shepherd International School in Ooty this morning were distributed to the children by eventing... Fast track goodness.... Jai ho 

Monday, November 23, 2015

Goodness from Good Shepherd

Brig. Suresh Kumar VSM (Retd), Sr. Vice Principal, Good Shepherd International School, Ooty was quick to respond to the social call. Donated track suits, sweaters and shorts for a Bal Gurukul in Nilgiris. Hats off. 23.11.15

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Sweetness and Goodness beyond boundaries

Sweetness and Goodness beyond boundaries.... .
Sweets at the University of Minnesota for Bal Gurukuls !!!!
Gayathri and Gowri, IDF Social Ambassadors, from Minnesota (USA) had put up a stall in the University of Minnesota during Diwali festival. The stall had personally designed greeting cards, home-made sweets and savories for the festive occasion. The proceeds of the sale were earmarked for IDF Bal Gurukul projects in India. Indian Development Foundation salutes the excellent social initiatives of both the sisters supported her their parents to reach-out children in Bal Gurukuls. Currently both the sisters are teaching English for IDF Bal Gurukul students in Bangalore using Skype facility....... Many more volunteers to join hands to spread goodness and spread smiles.

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ChakaChak Bandra a social initiative

ChakaChak Bandra a social initiative of the college youth to keep Bandra Station and its neighbouring areas clean. Indian Development Foundation Team appreciates the challenging task taken up by the students and we commit our fullest support to the cause.

Shrishti, Sachi, Arushi, Zainab and Sohail visited IDF on 21-11-15 and discussed the initial step towards reaching Swachh Bharat mission.
Jai ho.... Lage raho

Friday, November 20, 2015

Schoolteam Social Projects

Met Mr. M. Boyaz and Mr. Thomas from St. Gregorios School, Dwarka, New Delhi. The team were in Mumbai to receive the British Council Award. Our heartiest congratulations to the Schoolteam. IDF recalls with pleasure the wonderful support extended by the school for various social projects.          (20-11-2015)

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Martial Art Session

Martial Art Session given by IDF Social Ambassador, Miss. Afsana Shaikh to the NSS Volunteers of Vivek College of Commerce at their 7 days Rural NSS Camp on 18th Nov, 2015 at Dongri pada, Aashram Shaala, Vangaon, Dahanu, Dist. Palghar, Maharashtra

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Goodness Talk

Goodness Talk at Sanskriti The School at Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad on 16.11.15. Team IDF salute the schoolteam for the constant social support. Jai ho

Goodness Talk

Goodness Talk delivered at Bhavans Sainikpuri Secunderabad, Telangana on 16.11.15.

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Udaan..... The Annual sports day

Udaan..... The Annual sports day of Delhi School of Excellence, Hyderabad held on 15.11.15..... The entire show was a feast for the eyes. DSE is a great supporter of IDF social projects.. Salutations. Jai ho. @Gachibowli Stadium

Social Champions..

IDF Social Ambassadors are real social champions....... Team IDF thank the Social Ambassadors for extending all support for various social projects.....
You support, we do the rest !!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

Saturday, November 7, 2015

IDF celebrated Diwali with a difference @ Vimala Centre

Indian Development Foundation organised a citizens' reach-out programme on the occasion of Diwali at Vimala Dermatological Centre, Versova, Mumbai on 07-11-2015. Dr. ARK Pillai, founder IDF spoke on amity and friendship to be spread across for a better society. Diwali gives an opportunity to strengthen brotherhood. He also lauded the members from Oracle Team, L &T Team, Nielsen, JM Patel College, UPG College, Vivek College, Sarvodaya School,WAH and UMEED Group.

IDF presented Karmayogi Award 2015 to Mr. Harakhchand Savla, founder of Jeevan Jyot Cancer Relief and Care Trust for excellence in humanitarian service.

IDF Volunteers, ambassadors and supporters - wished the inmates and children a Happy Diwali.

Citizens' Diwali-Meet provided an opportunity for citizen's to meet and greet leprosy patients with fruits, sweets and gifts, and wish them a Happy Diwali and speedy recovery. This interaction between the citizens and patients had drawn public appreciation for over 32 years.