Fourth Meeting of the Board of Trustees India Development Foundation of Overseas Indians Posted on : 26-05-2015 | Back | Print
Fourth Meeting of the Board of Trustees of India Development Foundation of
Overseas Indians (IDF-OI) was held on May 23, 2015 in New Delhi. The meeting
was chaired by the Hon’ble Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs, Smt. Sushma
Swaraj. IDF-OI is a not-for-profit Trust
set-up by MOIA in 2008 to serve as an avenue for overseas Indians to contribute
to India’s social development efforts.
its meeting on May 23 the Board reviewed the functioning of IDF and its Action
Plan for 2015-16. It decided to enhance engagement with overseas Indians and
increase the number and variety of projects. The Board revised the mandate of
IDF to seek contributions from overseas Indians for the three flagship
programmes of the Government of India – Namami Gange, Swachh Bharat and Swachh
Vidyalaya. Previously, IDF focussed mainly on philanthropy by overseas Indians
to social and development projects in India which were selected by the donors.
Board also decided that Indian Diaspora can also contribute through IDF, to
projects identified by the State Governments; and projects implemented by NGOs.
The participants in the Board meeting included prominent Indians and NRIs Shri
Yusuff Ali, Shri Joginder Pal Sanger, Shri Subhash Jindal, Dr. B.K. Agnihotri,
Shri Ashok Chowgule, Ms. Ritu Beri and Dr. Bindeshwar Pathak.
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