Post Polio Summit 2012, Past Rotary International President Rajendra K. Saboo exhorts us all to meet new challenges
The Polio Summit is behind us, leaving its mark on our memory pad. Most of you were there to be a part of this historic occasion which was truly Divinely blessed when the official letter from W.H.O. arrived taking India off the list of Polio endemic countries. Your participation meant much as it did for other Rotarians who came from different districts.
What was an idea 18 months back has become a reality and we want to thank our President Kalyan Banerjee for the guidance and encouragement he gave for holding up this Summit. It has brought a new dimension to the bonding between the government and Rotary, also encompassing our other global and local partners. It is true that the media has not given much recognition to Rotary for this event. I am sure media will eventually see the role that Rotary has played and will bring the facts to the eyes of the people. Those who were part of the Summit fully recognize that.
Whereas Polio Summit ended with compliments flowing all over to Rotary and the role that Rotarians played in setting the goal of Polio-free world and working towards it, my friends, it has opened new challenges for us. The "Delhi Commitment" which spells out the commitment that each Rotarian present including you, needs to be worked upon until the ultimate objective is achieved.
I am, therefore, urging you to make the document, the "Delhi Commitment"attached herewith be circulated by you to each of your club members, each Rotary leader in your district be made aware of the commitment, each person to become aware of the commitment he or she has to fulfill. Thus, the document the "DelhiCommitment" is not just a piece of paper, it is an honour that we have to keep.
In the closing, let me thank you once again for making the Polio Summit 2012 a historic occasion.
Warm greetings and regards.
Delhi Commitment. (Please click here to view/download and share with others)