During the topsy-turvy journey of IIRD; we have learnt the SUCCESS through Consistency, Patience, Tireless Efforts and Right Resolve. Lately, we could confirm that Success has no shortcuts. The past 13 years of IIRD’s establishment have paved the way for sustained growth in terms of program management, pressure handling, vertical as well as horizontal expansion besides asset building. Now, the journey of IIRD seems attractive with ever increasing challenges, professional commitments and the continuous pressure of demonstrating tangible impacts of our interventions on ground. This all, in fact, has led us to think in a different way; moving from opportunity based interventions to well defined need based interventions through contextual analysis of the organization. The establishment of ten autonomous centres and creating 2 subsidiaries with 2 sister concerns / collaborators within IIRD is the outcome of the same. After having its nationwide presence, IIRD has now entering into international collaborations and plans to have our effective presence in atleast 5 countries around in next 3 years. The Programs and priorities ascertained for the 12th Five Year Plan period are ambitious and challenging.We call upon the people of different walks of life to come forward and join our hands to enlarge the size of IIRD’s family with more services to more people.
Dr L C Sharma