A Polio-free India, and a Personal Milestone


Congratulations to all fellow Indians as India hits the landmark three-year milestone of being a polio-free country. A great win for the health department, the agencies, and all stakeholders.

It has been a proud effort from a lot of people… from Amitabh Bachchan to the door-to-door health worker.

In between the two, there was my dad. A relentless health administrator, he campaigned and worked actively and passionately for two initiatives – polio eradication and saving the girl child. Both very close to his heart, he saw them as personal endeavours rather than a task on the job.

He left before he could see this day. But he would’ve been very, very happy. I am. And proud. Thank you, papa.

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