“A walk for a cause” – Polio Parade 2019

Life is a precious gift! It is a gift to be cherished, a gift to be valued, and a gift to be used to create a better world for everyone.

In the heart of Rotaract, there is always ample room to give meaning to life and to make a positive revival on humankind in anything and everything.

Bearing the noble vision of respecting the gift of life, the Rotaract Clubs of Sri Lanka organized the Polio Parade 2019, proving once again that Rotaract is all about service of love in action.

Polio, a disease that plagued humans for thousands of years disabled millions of people and pulled many nations into poverty.

The enormous toll this disease took on young lives urged the world to put an end to Polio so as to create a better world.

Pioneered by the Rotary Club, the global efforts have shown an incredible progress in eradicating Polio.

To celebrate the eradication of Polio, Polio Parade was held on the 26th of October 2019 marking yet another memorable day in the Rotaract calendar.

The walk commenced at 4.30 p.m from the Foundation Institute, which proceeded towards the Green Path, Colombo 03. It was around 6.30 in the evening when we concluded the walk.

Although the weather was not so promising, it never hindered the smooth flow of this worthy cause as the energetic Rotarians, Rotaractors, Interactors, and many people joined together as one.

As the walk concluded, next commenced another significant event of the day’s lineup. It was the carnival night. The Green Path was filled with happiness and hearty laughter of the gathering as the night progressed.

While the food stalls provided delicious snacks, the live music filled the air with merry moments creating room for fellowship.

‘A walk for a worthy cause- Polio Parade’ thus marked a remarkable milestone of Rotaract in Sri Lanka.

We, the Rotaract Club of University of Kelaniya was immensely privileged to be a part of this great endeavour. A huge ‘Thank you’ to each and everyone who joined hands with this worthy cause, one in heart!

Senior editor: Rtr. Suzan Sewwandi

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