Car rally to mark World Polio Day

Teamwork came to the fore when all the 68 Rotary clubs of D 3231 participated in a mega car rally to mark World Polio Day on Oct 24. DG K Jawarilal Jain led from the front as over 1,000 cars took part in the event covering ­Tiruvannamalai, Vellore, Tiruvallur and ­Kancheepuram districts, with the respective district collectors flagging it off from their end.

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Rotarians with DG Jawarilal Jain (sixth from right).

Over one lakh leaflets were ­distributed along the route and 100 digital banners erected at vantage points to sensitise the public on polio eradication, dengue and ­Swachh Bharat mission. “While the main ­caravan passed through 16 major towns, we hired 50 share autos which made repeat trips in villages and small towns to spread the Rotary message,” said A Anbarasu, President, RC ­Tiruvannamalai Pride.

Nearly 8,000 students from 30 government schools lent support along the thoroughfare. “Rotary is the reason for smashing polio from the beginning and till date. Our vow is to ensure polio-free world,” said DG Jain at the end of the rally.

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