Sunday, May 29, 2016

Summer Fungama... Spreading happpiness.

Indian Development Foundation (IDF) organized a Summer Fungama at Vasant Galaxy, Goregaon (West), Mumbai on 29-05-2016. Drawing, Singing, Quiz, Martial Arts and Calligraphy were the major highlight of Summer Fungama.... Children from Vasant Galaxy took active part in the event and supported the cause of education. Mr. Ajit Lotlikar was the Chief Guest and taught children the art and calligraphy. Afsana Shaikh took a special session on Martial Arts. Student Social Ambassadors - Shreya, Foram and Vidhi - from Vasant Galaxy organized the event in a professional manner.
The residents of Vasant Galaxy appreciated the work of IDF and came forward to support Bal Gurukuls through Mission W2K.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

‎KnowledgeRevolution‬ through Student Leadership Programme

‪#‎KnowledgeRevolution‬ through Student Leadership Programme - SLP Mentors gearing up to create leaders
14 new mentors were inducted into Student Leadership Programme. Training was imparted by SLP Co-ordinator Mrs. Mallika Ramchandran. Dr. A.R.K. Pillai and Dr. Narayan Iyer spoke on the need for student leaders for creating a better tomorrow.
(SLP Training was imparted at Indian Development Foundation, Mumbai 28-05-2016)

Friday, May 27, 2016

IDF supports Tahaan for providing water in drought-hit regions

IDF supports TAHAAN - an initiative to provide water in the drought-hit regions in Maharashtra.

We're sure you are aware of the extreme water shortage our villages are facing, in one of the worst droughts Maharashtra has seen in recent times. This has inspired a lot of support pouring in from all parts of the country. But, evidently, the help is not enough. So, we've taken it up to help in the cause, in whatever little way we can. 

We're a group of young people from Pune, comprising of students and working professionals, who have started an initiative 'Tahaan- Every single drop counts'. With Tahaan, we aim to do our bit in helping fringe villages like Kharadewadi, Karkhel and other surrounding remote areas. The groundwater level in these villages has gone down drastically, leaving the families with no water for basic needs, forcing them to migrate; 

Before it gets any worse, we decided to provide water to around 10,000 people in these villages from May to mid-June, when water crisis will be at its worst. Since we started it, the campaign has caught the attention of people in the city, being featured in a few local newspapers as well. But, we need a little more than that; and we hope you can provide the needed impetus. 

The cost of running a tanker in the villages for a day is about Rs. 5,000 per day, which covers about 1000 families per day. This will provide each family, on an average 200 ltrs. water, 1/4th of what we use every day. It won't be enough. But, it's a start, and they need it more than they ever have. 

We’ve partnered with Indian Development Foundation, Mumbai (IDF), who have been kind enough to support the cause in the capacity of our NGO Partner. If you wish to donate, here are the details. 

For donations by cheque: 
o Draw a cheque in the name of “Indian Development Foundation” payable at Mumbai. 

Want to make an Online Transfer 
o Payee's Name : Indian Development Foundation 
o Bank Name : Indian Overseas Bank 
o Saving Bank No. 207001000083586 
o IFSC - IOBA0002070 

Also, the donations made are exempt under section 80G of the Income Tax Act. 

The Maharashtrian proverb, "Thembe Thembe Tale Saache", means, "It is only drop by drop, that the mighty ocean forms." The time to act is now. An act of kindness is a thankless one; however, the knowledge that you have helped someone in desperate need is priceless. 

Thank you for taking out the time to read this.

Himanshu Khachane
Ravina More
Mayank Agarwal

Monday, May 16, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Your Date With Destiny....

Our Date with a Angel which was our Destiny who is a very famous Celebrity,Tarot Card Reader, Numerologist ,Reiki Master and a beautiful angel who loves to serve the needy None another then Jyoti Jhangiani .Team Indian Development Foundation welcome you to our family and also Thanks you to join hands together to strengthen our goodness journey by connecting beautiful souls like Manish ji and supporting our projects.Jai ho.....Lageh Rah0

ChakaChak Bandra..... A clean up drive

ChakaChak Bandra..... A clean up drive initiated by student volunteers from various colleges in Mumbai to clean Bandra Railway Station on the east side. Indian Development Foundation is proud to be part of this social movement and extends fullest support... . Jai ho.... 14.05.2016

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Friday, May 13, 2016

Welcome to IDF.

Volunteers from Code Community and students from Jamnabai School and Bombay Scottish School (Arima, Devak and Siddharth) enrolled as Social Ambassadors to strengthen IDF goodness journey. Jai ho

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

National Technology Day - IDF launches SKY

National Technology Day - IDF launches SKY

National Technology Day is a very special day for Indian Technology since 1999. It is so significant because India achieved a huge technological advancement on the day. The first, indigenous aircraft “Hansa-3” was test flown at Bangalore on this day. Not only this, India also performed successful test firing of the Trishul missile on the same day. India also executed three successful nuclear tests, carried out at Pokhran, in Rajasthan May 11.

The day glorifies the importance of science in day to day life and motivates students to adopt science as the career option.

On National Technology Day, Indian Development Foundation launches SKY (Skills, Knowledge and You), a programme which will involve teaching students in IDF Bal Gurukuls through Skype.  Distance will not matter for the volunteers when we have technology with us. One can get connected to the Bal Gurukul students through Skype and teach the young minds. Initially we will be focussing on coaching students on English language.  The first programme was tried by the twin-sisters Gayathri and Gowri from University of Minnesota and taught children in IDF's Carmel Bal Gurukul at St. Anthony's Higher Primary School, Jayanagar, Bangalore for an year.  IDF appreciates the wonderful support extended by the twin-sisters in coaching 50 students.  Inspired by them, many volunteers have signed up for volunteering to teach through Skype.  IDF has launches SKY programme to teach children through Skype on this National Technology Day.

The sponsorship for SKY programme in a Bal Gurukul is USD1500 or INR90,000/= for the first year which would cover 240 students in an year and the cost per student works out to Rs.4.70 per day.  The second year it would be USD750 or INR45,000/= and again 240 students will receive the benefit with an expense as low as Rs.3.12 per student per day.  This is the most economical innovative intervention to transfer knowledge through technology.  Those desirous of sponsoring an IDF SKY programme in a Bal Gurukul may write to  This will help us to reach many students in India and connect them globally.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Mission TV2035

Mission TV2035
Scientists from Technology Information, Forecasting and Assessment Council (TIFAC), National Centre for Science Communicators (NCSC), National Council of Science Museums (NCSM) and Indian Development Foundation (IDF) met at the Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai on 10-05-2016 to make a strategy plan to disseminate the vision and mission of TV2035 to various stakeholders, policy-makers and student-community in India - Technology Vision for the year 2035.
There are 12 thematic areas that are covered in TV2035.
1. Educational Technologies
2. Energy Technologies
3. Environment
4. Food and Agriculture
5. Global challenge issues
6. Habitat
7. Information & Communication Technologies
8. Infrastructure
9. Materials & Manufacturing Technologies
10. Medical science & Health Care
11. Transportation
12. Water Technologies

Monday, May 9, 2016

Student Leadership Programme

Student Leadership Training Mentors all set to create a change. Come and be apart of this beautiful journey. 
Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high. Where knowledge is free..
IDF SLP (Student Leadership Programme) is a national knowledge revolution Join hands with IDF, volunteer for a cause and see a sea-change in young minds. Pledge 48 hours in an year and create 100 student leaders.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Tilak Bal Gurukuls @ Nonpura and Langadiyawas villages @ Jaipur

Students of Tilak Bal Gurukuls @ Nonpura and Langadiyawas villages @ Jaipur are doing exceeding well in academics, sports and cultural activities... It was a satisfying visit for us to visit TBG's at both the villages and see the excellent progress.. TBG completed 10 years of excellence in Aug. 2015. IDF has announced English Coaching for the students through Skype from July 2016.
You support, we do the rest !!!

Happiness Unllimited !!!

IDF's Tilak Bal Gurukul @ LANADIYAWAS VILLAGE, Ramgarh, Jaipur Rural enters the 11th year of excellence in service. This was the FIRST Bal Gurukul started by IDF and today we stand at 190+ Bal Gurukuls in India.....Seeking blessing and constant support.

Friday, May 6, 2016

Tahaan - "Every Single Drop Counts"

Our first tanker is out gr8 work by the team.

Thank you all for your kind donations .

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Student Leaders getting ready for ‪#‎KnowledgeRevolution‬

Student Leaders getting ready for ‪#‎KnowledgeRevolution‬
Dr. Narayan Iyer addressed the students of Birla Balika Vidyapeeth @ Pilani on Goodness Journey and motivated them for various social projects.... IDF thank Dr. M. Kasturi, Principal of BBV for supporting humanitarian causes. (05-05-2016)

Excellent Support to Health, Education and Development Projects

Grateful thanks to Capt.(IN), Alokesh Sen, Principal of Birla Public School, Pilani, Rajasthan and his team for extending excellent support to health, education and development projects of Indian Development Foundation (05-05-2016)

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

S3 - Sarva Sakhi Swabhiman Project

इंडियन डेवलपमेंट फाउन्डेशन के सहयोग से युवा विकास समिति द्वारा संचालित निःशुल्क सिलाई कटाई प्रशिक्षण ( सर्व सखी स्वाभिमान प्रोजेक्ट) की प्रशिक्षु लड़कियां