Over 800 people participated in a walkathon conducted recently by RC Nigdi, D 3131, in association with Supreme Clinic, Akurdi, to sensitise people about diabetes. Deputy Mayor Shailaja More inaugurated the event and blood sugar test was conducted for all participants before the start of the walk. Rotarians displayed banners on the subject all along the walkathon route. The 2-km walkathon was followed by breakfast and a seminar on diabetes awareness where topics such as healthy plate for diabetics, anaesthesia in diabetics and challenges in surgery of diabetics were discussed.
Traffic police regulated the walk and volunteers distributed water bottles and Glucon D sachets for the participants. An ambulance was kept ready in case of emergency. Tee -shirts and caps were given to all the participants. This event also aided in enhancing Rotary’s public image in the region.