Sunday, August 21, 2016

Goa spreads goodness : IDF recognizes social supporters

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).

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Beach Cleaning Drive@Aksa Beach

With Independence Day Celebration round the corner, everyone is gearing up for the flag hoisting and spreading the words of equality . But with the 70th Independence Day Celebration there is one very essential consideration we need to see is keeping our Environment Clean.
Team Engage ,Team UMEED - A Ray of Hope for Better Tomorrow in associate with Indian Development Foundation (IDF) is extremely happy to Clean up the Aksa Beach ,
Protect the Environment and Create an Awareness for using Eco Friendly Ganesha.We normally visit beaches 'Post Ganpati Visarjan' and what we find is mess, filled with garbage of all types and origins, on the sand, ranging from dangerous objects.
This idea occurred to us because we believe the society we live in does a lot for us, and it is our duty to give something in return to the community. What we give may be in any form such as to sacrifice some of our time for some community work.It is our duty to create sense of civic responsibility during festive seasons
The total efforts by the team was a pleasure in what we were set out to do and what we were doing. Within about 3 hours we had filled our plastic bags with plates, cups, spoons,wafers packets, coconuts, tetra packs etc and created awareness among people not to use POP idols instead bring Eco Friendly Ganpati and give the respect what you want to give to God and save our Environment .
Mumbai Police and many other people appreciated the efforts and work done by us.
Once again, we have shown that by working together we can leave our planet cleaner and more beautiful!Jai Ho

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Motivational Speaker @ IDF

Dr Pawan Agrawal, internationally acclaimed motivational speaker and the person who did his doctorate on Mumbai Dabbawala, visited Indian Development Foundation on 13-08-2016. Dr. Pawan Agrawal is an epitome of simplicity and humility, heads Kamlabai Educational & Charitable Trust and founder of three prestigious schools. Dr. Pawan Agrawal gifted his book `A study on logistics and supply chain management of Dabbawala in Mumbai".
Dr. Ark Pillai and Team IDF felicitated Dr. Pawan Agrawal for his great work. The team also discussed on the collaborative efforts on student development and leadership programmes.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Social exchange program..

Let noble thoughts come to us from everyside.
Students from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan's Vidyashram, Pratap Nagar, Jaipur visited Tilak Bal Gurukul, Nonpura, Ramgarh, Jaipur on 060816 and interacted with the students.


Tree plantation Program @ Hyderabad

Indian Development Foundation in collaboration with Standard Chartered Bank organized a Tree Plantation Drive @ Hyderabad on 06-08-2016

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Goodness unlimited

Salutations to Team Bombay North Round Table 19 for mobilizing clothes, toys, books for Indian Development Foundation's social projects.
We are indeed grateful to all the members and supporters for extending support to the cause in a rhythmic regularity.
Thanks Aditya JhunjhunwalaJi, Samrath KediaJi, Vinay AgarwalJi, Amit BajajJi and Anoop DheliaJi for visiting IDF and delivering the materials. Jai ho !!! (060816)

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

IDF Grants/ Awards function @ Tamil Nadu & Kerala

Indian Development Foundation released Grants to leprosy/ TB and education projects in Tamil Nadu and Kerala Regions on 03-08-2016 at Bhavan's Auditorium, Mylapore, Chennai. Principals, Teachers and Students from various schools were honoured for their excellent social support. Mother Teresa Memorial Award 2015-16 for TN Region was presented to SBOA School & Junior College. Chennai.
Dr. Y. S. Rajan, Distinguished Scientist & former Prof at ISRO and Dept of Space was the Chief Guest. Guests of Honour - Dr. Thomas Franco Rajendra Dev (SBIOA Educational Trust) and Dr. Sandra Joseph (Stella Maris College) - appreciated the work of IDF. Dr. ARK Pillai complimented the social supporters. IDF grants are given out of donations received from public. Awards to Corporate Team, NGO Partners and Social Ambassadors were given. Kendriya Vidyalaya No.2, Tambaram, Chennai played soulful music and put up a skit on soial awareness. Super Singer Srisha from SBOA School rendered an inspirational song.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Stationary distribution@IDF Railway Bal Gurukul

Bags and Stationary gifted to children of IDF Railway Bal gurukul, Secunderabad by AIRTEL team led by Mr. Sahoo , Mr. Raj , Mr. Bipin and staff. 

Bags and stationery items were also handed over to IDF Asha Jyothi Bal gurukul, Pregnapur, Medak. 

Ms. Kavyasri Jampuram, Augustine John , Ramakrishnacharyulu Snc, and Sanjay Ram from IDF participated in the event. (02-08-16)

IDF thank team AIRTEL for the wonderful support.