Over 6,000 school students created a mega human image of ‘Polio Free India’ at the Hindu College, New Delhi, on October 24, the World Polio Day. The event was part of the celebrations organised by India National PolioPlus Committee (INPPC) along with RI Districts 3011 and 3012.
PRIP Rajendra K Saboo, PRID and World Polio Day Celebrations Chair Ashok Mahajan, TRF Trustee Sushil Gupta, DGs N Subramanian and Sharat Jain, INPPC Chair Deepak Kapur, and representatives from WHO and Unicef participated in the programme, with the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare Secretary C K Mishra as the Chief Guest and WHO Representative to India Dr Henk Bekedam the Guest of Honour.
The day highlighted the global progress made against the disease which at its peak crippled over 1,000 children a day and now reduced to less than 50 cases a year, and Rotary’s commitment to eradicate it completely.
A panel discussion with PRIP Saboo, Dr Pankaj Bhatnagar, WHO, Dr M K Agarwal, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, was aired live on the Doordarshan channel.