We are an experienced & vibrant organization with a combined experience of over 20 years in the field of Event Management, Seminars, Conferences, Exhibitions, Annual General Meetings (AGM), Annual Days, Product Launches, Awards Nights, Fashion Shows, Calendar Shoots etc.
We not only have the professional managers to execute the events, but also have designers and creative people to design the concepts for each and every event that we handle.
WDF also organizes tutorials, symposiums etc. specially structured for organizations for a group of scientists / experts/ officers, based on their needs. Please contact us for such needs.
WDF organizes these Seminars & Workshops on a number of themes namely use of radio, TV, new media, satellite, Internet etc. to propogate the science to eradicate poverty and educate people.Please check our website (http://wdfindia.org) regularly to know the dates of launch of new events.
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To create novel concepts for launching, re-launching and positioning of the products and services of organizations that strive for an identity in the corporate world.
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This is a very nice calendar that shows all dates between 1900 and 2100.
Dr. H. O. Srivastava, President World Development Foundation, Sh R. S. Tiwaari, Jt. Secretary, Min. of Agriculture and Sh. S. N. Goswami, MD & CEO Media Lab Asia, MCIT.
A workshop was organized by World Development Foundation on the above theme at NASC Complex, New Delhi on 15th & 16th January, 2009 with the support of Media Lab Asia, Ministry of Communications & IT (MCIT) and Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. The main objective was to discuss the new policy of the Ministry of Agriculture to provide funds for setting up Community Radio Stations for SAUs, KVKs, & NGOs working in the filed of Agriculture under their scheme �Support to State Extension Programme for Extension Reforms�.
Media Lab Asia & World Development Foundation also approached the State Agriculture Departments, SAUs and KVKs by writing letters, e-mails and making telephone calls.
About 100 delegates from State Agriculture Departments, SAUs & KVKs attended the workshop. The workshop was conducted as per the programme schedule. The highlights of the workshop were as below:
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The total workshop was made interactive with lively question & answer sessions and finally a panel discussion at the end. A number of questions regarding procedure for getting LOI, Frequency, SACFA etc, status of individual cases, power of the transmitter and content production etc. were raised and answered by experts. Following points emerged as follow up action:
The Workshop was appreciated by the participants and had achieved the objectives of demystifying the licensing, funding, technology issues.
Ms. N. Suneja, Jt. Director, Ministry of Agriculture, Explaining the scheme to the participants.
A Community Radio set up in the workshop for demonstration
WDF organized a workshop on 16th &17th App. 2007 along with Media Lab Asia, MCIT, GOI on the topic �Community Radio for Healthcare, Education & Livelihood generation�.The chief guest was Sri. R. ChandraSekhar I.A.S Add. Secretory MCIT, GOI and guest of honor was Sri Kiran Karnik, President NASSCOM. The items discussed are as below:
On Dias, Prof. C.R. Hazra, Vice Chancellor of Indira Gandhi Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Raipur, Dr. Baldeo singh, Joint Director, Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi ,Dr. Room Singh, Vice Chancellor, Narendra Deva University of Agriculture & Technology, Faizabad, Dr. G. Selvaraj, Director (Operations and Distance Learning), Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, Coimbatore, Dr. R.P. Singh Ratan of Birsa Agriculture University, Ranchi.
L to R, Shri P. K. Singh, Dy. Dir, AIR, Dr. H. O. Srivastava, President WDF, Shri R. Chandrasekhar, Addl. Secretary, MCIT, Shri Kiran Karnik, President NASSCOM. Shri S. N. Goswami, MD & CEO Media Lab Asia
On Dias, Shri Arvind Kumar, Director, Min of I &B, Shri E.K. Bharat Bhusan, IAS, Joint Secretary, MCIT, and Shri D. Singaravelu, Deputy Wireless Adviser
WDF organized a two days seminar on the topic �Community Radio Station� on 10th & 11th January 2007. The main purpose of this seminar was to focus all methodology to get the license, install and use the community radio station to spread education and social awareness among the poor and socially disadvantaged. Sri D.C.Pathak , Former director IB and member NSAB, Sri R. Mani Naidu & Sri V. Kurian CMS were present among others. A few details of the delibressions are as under:.
There were special sessions to discuss various issues related to setting up of low power FM Radio Stations for Educational Institution/ NGO�s. Eminent speakers from industry education and field were drawn. The related equipment were also exhibited.
On Dias, Shri P. K. Singh, Dy. Director, All India radio, New Delhi, Shri R.Mani Naidu, Member KAPAT, New Delhi, Sri D.C.Pathak , Former director IB and member NSAB, Dr. H. O. Srivastava, President World Development Foundation, Shri V. Kurian, Head CMS, Lucknow. Shri R. R. Prasad, Chief Engineer, All India Radio
L to R, Shri R. R. Prasad, Chief Engineer, All India Radio, Sh. H. R. Singh, Chief Engineer Training AIR, Shri Ghan Shyam, Chief Engineer,All India Radio, Shri O. P. Bhatti, Director, All India Radio
Ms. Aprajita Srivastava, Head RadioDilli.com welcoming the Guest.
WDF organized a two-day seminar on the topic �Broadcasting and IT for Education and Social Development� on 25th & 26th March 2004. The main purpose of this seminar is to discuss the use of IT and broadcasting for spread of education and helping the poor and disadvantaged people in the country.Prof. Yashpal Scientist Emeritus was the chief guest and B.S.Bhatia Director, Development and Educational Communication Unit, Space Application Center Ahmadabad was the key note speaker. A few topics of the deliberations are given below .
From Left to right: Dr. H. O. Srivastava, President World Development Foundation, Shri K. R. Harish, Managing Director WorldSpace India Pvt. Ltd., Prof. Yashpal, Scientist Emeritus and former Chairman UGC, Brig. S. V. S. Chowdhry, Former President IETE and Dr. B. S. Bhatia, Director, Development and Educational Communication Unit, Space Application Centre.
Prof. Yashpal delivering the keynote address
From Left to right: Shri K. R. Harish, Dr. V. R. Singh, Scientist G, National Physical Laboratory, Shri N. M. Mehra, Director Doordarshan and Shri Y.Venkateswarlu, Advisor HBE
Glimpses of National Workshop on "Use of IT and New Media in Science Education" at India International centre, New Delhi on March 17 & 18, 2010.
World Development Foundation (WDF) organized a National Workshop on "Use of IT & New Media in Science Education" at India international Centre, New Delhi on 17th and 18th March 2010. The workshop was co-sponsored and supported by Media Lab Asia, MCIT, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research (CSIR), Mariah Studios, OSBS Pvt. Ltd & Gateway India Enterprises. The inaugural session was addressed by Shri Yogesh Kochhar (Director, Microsoft Corporation), Shri S.N.Goswami (Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, Media Lab Asia,), Shri Sandeep Marwah (National Chairman, International Film & Television Research Center), Dr. (Mrs) Malti Goel (Scientist Emeritus- Jawahar Lal Nehru University and former adviser-Department of Science & Technology) & Dr. H.O. Srivastava, President, World Development Foundation.
Inaugural Session: From L to R, Sh. P. K. Singh, Sh. Sandeep Marwah, Dr. H. O. Srivastava, Dr. (Mrs) Malti Goel, Sh. Yogesh Kochhar
At this occasion, WDF granted educational grant to three needy and poor students. The educational grant for the academic year 2010-11 consists of reimbursement of Tution fee, expenses on books and stationary and school uniform during the session
Further, WDF honoured Padma shree H.S. Jolly and Padma Bhushan Jasdev Singh with the Life Time Achievement awards for most significant contribution in the field of broadcasting in the post independence era.
Life time achievement award from Presdent WDF Dr. H. O. Srivastava to Padma Shree H. S. Jolly
Life time achievement award from Presdent WDF Dr. H. O. Srivastava to Padma Bhushan Jasdeo Singh
The workshop was addressed by eminent speakers namely Shri A. K. Bhatnagar, Chief Engineer, Doordarshan, Shri Yogendra Pal, Chief Engineer AIR, Shri R. K. Singh, former Engineer-in-Chief, Doordarshan, Dr. R. Sreedher, Director CEMCA, Shri P.S. Sundaram, CMD Technomedia, Ms. Sarita, WDF, Ms. Sanskriti WDF, Shri Sajan Venyoor, Secretary General, Community Radio Forum, India, Smt. Bandana Mukhopadhyay, Consultant IGNOU, Shri Rishikesh patankar, Sr. Research Scientist Media Lab Asia, Shri Sandeep Bansal, Scientist, Media Lab Asia, Prof. Suresh Verma, MCRC, Jamia Milia, Ms. Soma Ghosh, CMS Lucknow, Ms. Deepti Pant, Shri T.R. Malakar, former Director General AIR, Shri Rajeev Shukla, Director (Policy) AIR, Shri L.S.Bajpai Station Director, AIR(Delhi). It was followed by a panel discussion by Dr. Kamal Kant Dwivedi Head NCSTC and Dr. R. Sreedhar, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia.
About 80 delegates from all over India including educational institutes, Universities, NGOs, CRS operators attended and various subjects on science education including role of media such as Radio, TV, New Media etc was discussed. The workshop generated large interest and was a great success.
Audience of the workshop. Dr. Chandra Rashmi Executive Director WDF on extreme left.
Dr. H. O. Srivastava, Dr. R. Sreedher and Dr. Kamal Kant Dwivedi in the concluding session
Following recommendations emerged from the workshop:
* There is a need for rapid escalation of quality science education in the country.
* Use of ICT is very important for the quality science education to bridge the gap of qualified teachers and infrastructure facilities in the country.
* Workshops, seminars, tutorials should be organized frequently for knowledge dissemination.
* Community Radio Stations can play a vital role in science education.
* Government should think of a single window clearance for licenses for Community Radio Stations.
* Ministry of Agriculture should work as a nodal agency for getting the clearances for CRSs for KVKs. There is need for a certificate to be issued by SAUs for operation of CRSs at KVKs to avoid the objection of ICAR at a later date.
* e-Content is very essential for uniformity of science education in the country.
* World Development Foundation will make efforts to frequently organize workshops, seminars, and tutorials for knowledge dissemination with the help of CSIR, DST, Universities, KVKs, NGOs, institutions.
* A copy of the report shall be sent to Ministry of Information and Broadcasting to rapidly allocate the licenses for Community Radio, preferably using a �single Window Clearance� to widen the use of Community Radio in order to make it work more effectively for science education.
* A request shall also be made to the Ministry of Communication (WPC) for single window clearance for license for Community Radio Stations.
* Main emphasis shall be given in developing the content as it is very essential for science education in the country.
* An effort shall be made to approach different organizations for one skill development along with the digital literacy for the employability of the people. Help from Microsoft shall be sought.
* Prasar Bharati shall be requested to consider allocating channels for science education in the multiple channel technology being adopted by them.
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