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IDF launched project with Big B

Mumbai,Malad,Borivali Edition
Date of Publishing: 30 Nov 2013


Indian Development Foundation has been selected as an NGO partner for the rural electrification project through solar lamps.  Harivanshrai Bachchan Trust (HBT) and Urja Foundation initiated the dream project.  The project was announced by Amitabh Bachchan on his 71st Birthday and officially launched on Tuesday, November 19 in Mumbai.
Amitabh Bachchan presented a memento of appreciation from HBT and Urja Foundation to Dr ARK Pillai, founder President, Indian Development Foundation for his leprosy eradication efforts in India.  He was greatly impressed and touched by Dr Pillai's humanitarian work for over four decades.
Dr Narayan Iyer, chief executive officer (CEO), IDF presented Dr Pillai's biography `Hope on the Horizon' and congratulated the legend for the dream project in powering rural India with solar lamps. IDF through its networking partners will take up the task of providing solar lamps in rural areas, which are off-grid.

Inter-School workshop for maths and science held
Meanwhile, IDF also conducted an inter-school science and maths competition
The team of Indian Development Foundation (IDF) has organised an inter-school maths and science workshop for teachers at Bharatmata School, Malwani, Malad west on Wednesday November 27 in association with Janyaa an NGO which focuses on developing creative problem solving skills among students.
The workshop was organised for maths  and science teachers of Class VI and IX standard. The teachers were explained the mathematical and scientific concepts by Professor Prajesh Trotsky with the assistance of the maths and science kit, practical experiments and equipments. The workshop was conducted with a view to inculcate the concepts of maths and science and the entire interest among students for the same. The teachers will repeat the experiments in their classes and schools.
Chief guest of the program was Rotarian Sana Rupani and the members who were presented in the program were Janyaa President, Ms Venupriya Nadella IDF
chief execution officer (CEO), Dr Narayan Iyer and IDF education ambassador
Rekha Bajaj.
About 50 schools from Kandivli-Malad-Goregaon area participated in the school and received the kits for the implementation of the programme. Volunteers from Vivek College, Goregaon assisted in the implementation of the programme.

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