'End polio'

Gigantic disks calling for polio eradication lit up various landmark buildings in the city on Thursday night.

Published: 26th October 2013 08:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th October 2013 08:10 AM   |  A+A-


Gigantic disks calling for polio eradication lit up various landmark buildings in the city on Thursday night.

The light disks, which had the logo of the Rotary Club, were set up atop popular buildings, on the occasion of the World Polio Day by Rotary Clubs in the city.

“This is the final year of the campaign to enable India get its ‘polio-free’ certification from the WHO. This logo is an attempt to highlight the magnificent achievement of India by lighting up iconic buildings in the city,” said C R Raju, District Governor Elect, Rotary District 3230, WHO, inaugurated the event.

Ega Theatre and Ampa Skywalk were among the buildings to get the illuminated logo on their walls.

The project for the illumination of iconic buildings was launched in 2011 to mark the 25-year-old battle against polio and also the 107th anniversary of the Rotary.  “By lighting these historic landmarks with the pledge to end polio on World Polio Day, we are telling the world that we will fight this disease not only till the last wild polio virus is defeated in India, but also in the world,” said the chief coordinator of the ‘End Polio Now Illumination Project’.

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