The Goa Chapter of Indian Development Foundation organized an annual awards event to recognize the support from various educational institutions and educational projects in Goa for excellence in social responsibility. . The function was held at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao on 19th Aug. 2016,
Chief Guest - Ms. Alina Saldanha (Minister for Rural Development & Science and Technology, Govt. of Goa) and Guest of Honour - Rev. Fr. Lucio Dias (Episcopal Vicar) and Ms. Rose D'Souza (Dy. Director of Education, Govt. of Goa) - appreciated the social responsibility initiatives of IDF in Goa region as they presented honours to Principals, Teachers, Students and Volunteers.
Team IDF - Dr. Narayan B. Iyer, Dr. S. Franklin, Mr. C.A.Mathew and Mr. Mario Quadros - thanked all the supporters and exhorted students to spread the message of goodness. Invocation Prayer dance by St. Anthony's School, Veroda - National Anthem by Regina Matyrum High School, Assolna and Volunteering by Our Lady of Rosary, Fatorda. Of the 200 IDF Bal Gurukuls in India, 9 Bal Gurukuls in Goa. IDF also runs a women empowerment project in Goa (12 in India).