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District Governor visits Rotary Club Dimapur
Staff Reporter Dimapur, Sep 27 (NPN):
Published on 28 Sep. 2010 12:07 AM IST
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Rotary a world wide organization known for its humanitarian service has undertaken one of the largest internal project- eradication of polio and had already spent US $ 850 million in achieving the goal.
This was disclosed by Rotary District 3240 Governor, Ashok Kumar Agarwal on Monday, during his visit to Rotary Club of Dimapur.
Agarwal who is also the administrative head of 72 clubs in seven sisters state, including Sikkim and part of West Bengal said that apart from humanitarian service, the club has also been actively involved in encouraging ethnical standards in all vocations, and building goodwill and peace in the world.
He also disclosed the Bill Gates Foundation has sanctioned 355 million US dollars to the Rotary International, but were yet to raise around 250 million US dollars to implement the project and achieve their target of total eradication of polio from the world.
“Polio cases is on the verge of eradication and the prevalence of polio is found only in four countries “PAIN”- Pakistan, Afghanistan, India and Nigeria”, Agarwal said.
Explaining on building good will and peace, the Rotary Governor said the Rotary Club has taken up two projects- ‘two drops of life’ (polio drops) and ‘gift of life’ (hole in the heart).
Under the gift of life (hole in the heart), the Club had already treated around 50 children free of cost.
The Rotary Governor also highlighted on several projects including Aahar and Arogya for orphanage children, besides scholarship schemes, life insurance, etc., initiated by Rotary Club of Dimapur.
He also invited the youngsters to join the club in providing services and eradicating ailments from the state.

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