We are honoured and privileged to have the Rotary Flame at our meeting, a symbol of the great strides made by Rotary clubs around the world to eradicate polio. There is a particular focus on celebrating and sustaining the eradication of polio in India as part of the "Keep India Polio-Free" campaign. The campaign began following the declaration by the World Health Organization (WHO) in 2014 that South-East Asia is polio-free. The Rotary Flame will end its journey in June at the Rotary International Convention in Sao Paulo Brazil, after its travel to eight countries, including today's special meeting.
Past District Governor, David Ing, spoke today and provided further information about polio eradication efforts and the involvement of Rotary in this initiative.