KARACHI -- More than 150 enthusiastic cyclists, from across the metropolis and under the banner of Cycologists, here on Saturday participated in a "polio awareness exercise," jointly organized by Emergency Operations Center for Polio (EOC Sindh) and Rotary Club.
The event, part of World Polio Day observed on October 24 every year, was aimed at raising awareness and promoting the importance of taking coordinated and concerted actions to "END POLIO" in Pakistan.
The young cyclists, at the very onset of the event, were given a detailed Awareness Session on Polio, its causes and prevention by Abid Hasan, Media Officer EOC Sindh, Masood Balli from Rotary Club Karachi and Dr. Ahmad Ali Shaikh From EOC Sindh.
They were also updated on the latest polio incidents reported in Pakistan and also how important it was for them as citizens to play their part in clearing all misconceptions about vaccinations that can save so many lives and lifelong physical limitation.
Participants of the event pedaled from Khy-e-Tipu Sultan, DHA Phase 8 through the streets of DHA whilst enjoying the lovely morning breeze and ended their two hours ride at park located on Zulfiqar Street, DHA.
Support extended by Aziz Memon, National Chair for Pakistan Polio Plus Committee - Rotary International, for the planning the cycling event was also highly appreciated on the occasion.
The session ended with an interactive question and answer session between the speakers and the...