Rotary India observes World Polio Day

Rotary clubs across the country observed World Polio Day (Oct 24) by sensitising the public on the need to immunise children to prevent life-threatening illnesses, besides maintaining the momentum for immunisation against polio though India is declared polio-free.

Participants of a drawing competition organised by RID 3190.
Participants of a drawing competition organised by RID 3190.

In Delhi, RI South Asia Office (RISAO) joined hands with RC Delhi Regency Next, RID 3011, to flag off Mission ­Indradhanush ­Message Car for ­creating awareness across the regions. India National ­PolioPlus Committee (INPPC) Chairman Deepak Kapur flagged off the car from RISAO office, in the presence of DG Suresh Bhasin and other Rotarians.

Rotary clubs in ­Gurgaon, RID 3011, organised a Rotary Health Carnival at the DLF Cyber City. It included a mega health camp for mammography and cancer detection, dental, diabetes and eye check-ups and blood donation camp. PDG Dr Sushil Khurana, DGE Sanjeev Rai Mehra, TRF-Head Sanjay Parmar and PolioPlus Programme Coordinator Sandeep Kashyap from RISAO were present at the mega events in Gurgaon.

A Polio rally in Hoshiarpur.
A Polio rally in Hoshiarpur.

RID 3190 led by DG Dr Sameer Hariani and District PolioPlus Committee Chairman D Rukmangada hosted three major events in Bengaluru to mark the World Polio Day.

Rotarians of Gurgaon clubs at a health camp organised at the DLF Cyber City in Gurgaon.
Rotarians of Gurgaon clubs at a health camp organised
at the DLF Cyber City in Gurgaon.

Over 4,500 ­children took part in Polio Color-a-thon, a ­drawing contest organised across the district by 30 Rotary clubs. Portraits of Dr Jonas Salk and Dr Albert Sabin, the inventors of polio vaccine, were unveiled at the Paediatric section of Vanivilas Hospital in Bengaluru. City Police Commissioner Bhaskar Rao was the chief guest at the Torchlight Peace Assembly in which a galaxy of Rotary leaders, Rotaractors and the public took part. A flash mob dance, Rotary message vans and candle lights were the major highlights at the Peace Assembly.

Members of RC Delhi Regency Next, RID 3011, with RISAO staff. INPPC Chair Deepak Kapur (centre) flags off the campaign car and TRF (RISAO) Head Sanjay Parmar is on the extreme right.
Members of RC Delhi Regency Next, RID 3011, with RISAO staff. INPPC Chair Deepak Kapur (centre) flags off the campaign car and TRF (RISAO) Head Sanjay Parmar is on the extreme right.

In Hoshiarpur, ­Punjab, DG Sunil ­Nagpal, RID 3070, flagged off a rally by school girls which was organised by the local clubs with support from the Health Department.

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