Rotarians observe World Polio Day
STATE TIMES NEWS
AKHNOOR: Rotary Club Akhnoor a social and voluntary organisation of Rotary International observed World Polio Day on Monday at Akhnoor. The function was held at Govt Girls Middle School Akhnoor which was attended by ZEO Akhnoor Nazreen Akhtar as Chief Guest, School Incharge Neeta Jamwal, CHO Kamal Lal as well as Rtns Rameshwar Pawar, Anoop Gupta, Aman Gupta, Ashok Gupta, Kewal Gupta, Ranjeet Gupta, Rajesh Bhalla, Rajesh Gupta, Sunil Sharma, Vijay Bral and students of Interact Clubs of Little Hut High School, Chander Bhagha High School, Govt Boys Middle School Akhnoor besides students, schools Staff, hospital staff and citizens of the town.
Rtn President Ashish Mahajan presented the welcome address, while Rtn Past Presdent Dr Romesh Kashyap said it was Rotary International which pioneered to mark the day as World Polio Day a decade ago to commemorate the birth of Dr Jonas Salk who lead the 1st team to develop a vaccine against polio, a crippling and fetal infectious disease of children of age of 0–5 years which has no cure but can only be prevented by immunization.
Rotary Club also awarded four participants of the debate on the World Polio Day. Rtn Pawan Gupta conducted the whole proceedings. In the end PP Rtn Raj Paul Sharma proposed the vote of thanks.