Hope on the Horizon Life and Times of Dr.A.R.K. Pillai (Biography of the Founder of IDF - Download the PDF and read it)
(Excerpts from the Foreword by Dr. M.S.Swaminathan)
"The book chronicles the progress in elimination work piloted by the self-reliant IDF in the form of a narrative tracing humble beginnings in the life of Pillai in his own words and his forward march into commercial career and later straying into the field of leprosy eradication and development works. It is interesting to read how a person could motivate several others and gather them into the fold of national stream by setting himself as a selfless example. If more people take the cue, there is little doubt that our nation can progress much faster. Pillai’s life and example bear testimony to this simple truth."
(Excerpts from the Author's note - Dr. H. Sudarshan)
"This model is unique in many respects and I commend Dr Pillai’s vision and mission for a leprosy-free India. His work and philosophy set a positive trend for the youth of this country and the book may serve as a spring board towards India’s developmental efforts through social action. As a teacher, speaker and writer, he earned a name, which complemented his social efforts. His contribution to the cause of education needs special mention. Managing excellent “team-work” is yet another feather on his cap."