An unprecedented combination of political will, collaboration from Rotary and inflow of funds from philanthropists has enabled the vaccination programme against Covid in India to reach the 38-crore (380 million) mark till now. However, only in few states over 2 crore people have been vaccinated and lot more work is to be done by every one of us in eradicating Covid from India. RI has also formed an International Committee for Covid Task Force.
Rotary India’s Covid Task Force will honour three district governors at the end of Rotary year 2021–22 for promoting the vaccination drive and motivating clubs to set up Covid-related health infrastructure.
We request DGs to nominate one Rotarian as the district coordinator for the Covid eradication programmes in their district. Three district coordinators will be recognised at the end of the year for their exemplary work. Governors, please send me at the earliest the names and email addresses of your district coordinators.
Form a District Covid Vaccination Promotion Committee with Rotarians and appoint one person as its chairman. Three chairmen will be selected based on their achievements and will be recognised. The governors must send these names and email addresses to me immediately.
In addition, three clubs which promoted vaccination in a big way and implemented Covid related projects will be felicitated at the end of the Rotary year. Spread this message to all the clubs in your district. Let us strive to prevent further spread of Covid.
The writer is chairman, Rotary India’s Covid Task Force
and member, Rotary International Covid Task Force.