SANIA FOR POLIO ERADICATION

 

Lets join hands with Rotary International in their final battle to wipe out Polio from India.

 

 

The India National PolioPlus Committee of Rotary International   organised an event involving tennis sensation Sania Mirza  titled “An afternoon with Sania” at MCD Dispensary, Srinivaspuri  on 24 February   just 3 days prior to another Polio immunization drive slated for 27 February 2005.  On the occasion, Sania along with 50 Polio - stricken children from Amarjyoti, a local  NGO for disabled children, made an impassioned appeal to all parents of children upto the age of 5 years to get their children immunised on the forthcoming SNID  on Sunday.  This noble initiative by  the tennis star Sania is definitely going to  help India redeem its pledge of not letting down the rest of the world in its Polio  eradication efforts who created history by becoming the first Indian woman to capture a WTA singles title and has become the toast of  the  country.

JASSI JOINS HANDS WITH ROTARY FOR A POLIO-FREE WORLD

The India National PolioPlus Committee of Rotary International organised an event titled “Jassi with Polio Stricken Kids” at Appu Ghar on 18 November just 3 days prior to the National Immunisation Day. Mona Singh of 'Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahin' fame (The female protagonist of the popular serial on SONY) graced the occasion along with Polio-stricken kids. As part of her emotional speech, she called for concerted efforts to join hands with Rotary in eradicating Polio from the country. “Let's join hands with Rotary to make this mission of 'a Polio-free India' possible in 2005” she urged the children and the parents, present there at the event.

 

“I have been very happy to be a partner in the Polio Eradication Initiative. Through this I have had a chance to understand the disease better, by talking to children who have polio and the people who are working to get rid of the disease. It has been good to be part of such a historic initiative. I feel enormous pride and excitement that a polio-free world is in sight. The polio partnership, spearheaded by Rotary International is a shining example of what we can do together. And something I hope can be repeated for other national health challenges” she opined.


Empathy 2004 – An Evening with Polio Stricken Kids

“Empathy 2004 – An Evening with Polio Stricken Kids”, was successfully organised by the India National PolioPlus Committee of Rotary International on 17 February at DILLI HAAT. There was an enthusiastic response from Polio ridden children, their parents, the Print Media, the Electronic Media, Partner Agencies and Rotarians.  There was extensive media coverage of the event across the country. 

 

58 Polio - stricken children from Akshay Pratisthan and Amarjyoti along with 76 students from Ryan International made an impassioned appeal to all parents of children upto the age of 5 years to get their children immunised on NIDs/SNID.   Ms. Juhi Parmar of KUMKUM fame (a serial on STAR PLUS) graced the occasion. As part of her poignant speech, she called for concerted efforts to join hands with Rotary in eradicating Polio from the country.


Kaif’s optimism for a polio-free world

“I have been very happy to be a partner in the polio eradication initiative. I feel a sense of excitement and pride that a polio-free world is in sight. The partnership between the Government and Rotary is in itself a shining example of what we can do together something that could be repeated in every national health challenge. I would be very happy to play my part by continuing to play the googly against polio and so can all of us. Let us bowl out polio”