RID 3203 PDG E K Sagadhevan’s long years of work in polio eradication and collecting funds for the Polio Fund was recognised at the Lakshya meet in Kolkata where he was bestowed the International Polio Award and certificate by incoming RI President Gordon McInally. It was stated that his service for polio eradication began right from his induction into Rotary in 1992. A surgeon himself, he is a true polio eradication “champion and a polio warrior” who kept his focus on several polio eradication-related activities. He was member of the End Polio Now for four years, and he instituted the first-of-its-kind End Polio pin with a certificate as also a PolioPlus Society pin in zones 4,5,6 and 7, to motivate and get the involvement of both Rotarians and the general public in polio eradication.
PDG Sagadhevan was a member of the India National PolioPlus Society and a regular contributor to the Polio Fund, where too he motivated others to contribute. His contribution in monitoring the steps taken by various clubs to give polio drops is outstanding.
Picture by Rasheeda Bhagat