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.