World Polio Day celebrated at Ambala

PRID Y P Das, ADGP R C Mishra, DG Raman Aneja and IPDG David Hilton participate in a cycle rally, as part of the Polio Day celebrations.
PRID Y P Das, ADGP R C Mishra, DG Raman Aneja and IPDG David Hilton participate in a cycle rally, as part of the Polio Day celebrations.

Rotary Club of Ambala hosted the World Polio Day ­celebrations for District 3080. A cycle rally with ­participation of over 1,200 students from ­various ­institutions in Ambala was the ­highlight of the celebration. PRIP KR ­Ravindran greeted the audience through a brief video message and DG Raman Aneja stressed the need to focus on polio awareness.

The Chief Guest R C Mishra, Additional DGP, Panchkula and Ambala, flagged off the 3-km rally and praised Rotary’s effort and involvement to eradicate polio from India. PRID YP Das and DG Aneja led the rally along with other ­Rotarians and Rotaractors. A van, screening a film on ­Rotary’s 30-year-long struggle to end polio in India, will travel throughout D 3080 for 120 days, visiting clubs and ­government and ­private schools to ­sensitise the community on the ill-effects of polio. Flagged off from Ambala on October 24, the journey of the van will ­culminate at Karnal to coincide with the District Conference on February 17.

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