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  • Rotary International’s North India Car Rally concludes with a strong message on Immunization

    Published on October 14, 2018

    New Delhi : On the swift and sunny Sunday, the national capital was filled with lots of vigor and enthusiasm as an enthralling group of 500+ cars and bikes were sailing through the city roads as part of a noble initiative. The “North India Car Rally For Promoting Immunization” as the name suggests was aimed at accelerating the awareness for vaccines of severe diseases like Measles, Rubella, and Polio amongst masses and was jointly organized by Rotary International’s India National PolioPlus Committee (INPPC), Rotary International (RI) Districts 3011 and 3012 and Inner Wheel District 301. The rally was flagged off by Deepak Kapur (Chairman, Rotary International’s INPPC. The car rally was duly supported by Rotaract and Interact of Districts 3011 & 3012, RI Districts 3053, 3054, 3070, 3080, 3090, 3100 & 3110 along with Rotary International, Government of India, WHO, UNICEF, NDMC, Aditya Birla Capital as partners for the campaign.

    The high octane rally took a flying start from multiple locations in the Northern India region, including Jaipur, Chandigarh, Rewari, Rohtak, Panchkula, Meerut, Moradabad, Bhiwadi and more. While, for the Delhi-NCR region, the rally was flagged off from Sarojni Nagar metro station. After spreading awareness regarding Measles, Rubella and Polio Immunization in the slums on their way, the vehicles from various cities finally culminated the rally at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri (New Delhi).

    All the cars and bikes participating in the rally were bedecked with flags and informative stickers to inform people about the benefits of MR and Polio vaccines. During the rally, informative pamphlets on MR and polio, benefits of vaccination and free vaccination by Government were distributed by the participating Rotarians to the community residing en-route to the final culminating point of the car rally.

    Briefing about the event associates:

    Inner Wheel is one of the largest women’s service voluntary organizations in the world actively helping and handling their issues in more than 104 countries, around the globe. Members of Inner Wheel are involved in many social activities and cause like Women Empowerment, Women &Health and Women & Education: Inner Wheel Loan Scholarship, Environment Conservation, etc.

    Rotaract is a Rotary-sponsored service, community service club for young men and women between the ages 18–30 (membership will end upon reaching 31 years of age). It focuses on the development of young adults as leaders in their communities and workplaces. Clubs around the world also take part in international service projects, in a global effort to bring peace and international understanding to the world.

    Interact is Rotary International’s service club for young people ages 12 to 18. Interact clubs are sponsored by individual Rotary clubs, which provide support and guidance, but they are self-governing and self-supporting.

    “We stand in full support of the Government of India’s Vaccination campaigns against these deadly diseases and in the upcoming months, Rotary International will be hosting vaccination campaigns for the same at several locations across India region. Regular vaccines starting from the initial years of the children to their growing days are an easy escape from the deadly effects of MR and Poliovirus, and through events like these we are doing our bit in eliminating this from the nation.” said Mr. Deepak Kapur, ChairmanRotary International’s India National PolioPlus Committee

    The creative thoughts and sincere efforts of the entire team of Rotary International are worth appreciating and are sure to bring a great change in the nation’s fight against the deadly effects of Polio, Measles, and Rubella.” said Mr. Sushil Gupta, Rotary International President Nominee

    “Rotary International was set up with the aim of providing selfless service to the society and thereby promoting health, peace, and happiness of its every section without any partiality. And by organizing events like these across the world, the organization is successfully creating a suitable environment to nurture the future generations of the world.” said Mr. C. Basker, Rotary International Director

     

    “There are many in the worlds that are still unaware of even the basics of health & sanitation. Instead of always considering it the government’s duty to bring the change, we request the individuals and businesses to support the cause. The sustainable development of the society is only possible when all people live happily, healthily and peacefully; otherwise, the crisis is sure to arrive any time soon.” said Mr. Vinay Bhatia, Rotary International District Governor – 3011

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