‘Banner to banish Polio’


A unique initiative was conceived by INPPC viz ; “Banners to banish Polio” competition among more than 3100 Rotary and related Clubs. The response was spontaneous and fantastic and resulted in the fabrication of a 50.4 km (31.3 miles) long and 1-meter (3.2 ft) wide cloth banner, when all the banners were stitched together, carrying hundreds of emotional messages on Polio eradication. It was recognized by the Guiness Book of Records. The banner, a combined effort of Rotarians in India, which was prominently displayed in Mumbai during the Presidential PolioPlus Summit, attracted large crowds along the route of its display. Prominent Rotary leaders from allover the world who had gathered for the Summit watched the banner ever produced by any organization in the world. It had earlier been recognized by the Limca Book of Records too. What this co-operative effort of all Clubs in the country achieved was to renew the flagging enthusiasm and commitment of Rotarians. It once again brought Polio eradication centre stage.  

Our best chance ever for a Polio - free India !

© Rotary International's India National PolioPlus Committee
Last updated on 14 February, 2005