In 2012 India was removed from the list of polio endemic countries and in 2013 the entire Southeast Asia Region was declared Polio free. This does not mean it isn’t important for India to continue to immunize children and remain diligent in these efforts.
However, we are getting remarkably close to eradicating polio globally. Therefore, this might be one of the last opportunities we will have to organize a trip to India to participate in polio NID activities. No one knows when NIDs will be discontinued. This trip offers you and the Rotarians, friends of Rotary, and family in your clubs and Districts an extraordinary opportunity to have an experience of a lifetime.
Our group will travel to Delhi, India, where we visit the World Health Organization, UNICEF and the Polio Plus Office for Polio updates. We’ll visit St. Stephen’s Hospital, where Dr. Matthew performs reconstructive surgeries on polio patients. Then we’ll see some of the many sites around Old and New Delhi as time permits.
This trip also includes travel to Agra to visit the Taj Mahal. Then on to Chandigarh, by bus, where we will be hosted in Rotarian homes and see their many Rotary projects. This is the home of PRIP Raja Saboo.
This is just a snapshot of the many activities we’ll be involved with while in India.
- Arrival in Delhi: January 29, 2019
- Date of Return: Feb. 8, 2019
- Per Person Cost, based on double occupancy: $2,400.
- Single supplement is $950 (If you prefer a single room in the hotels.)
- Price also, includes hotels with breakfasts, airport transfers, Rotary events, participation in the NID activities, some other meals, sightseeing, English speaking guide and other items as stated in the attached document.
Click here for two documents that provides specific information about the trip, including a means of registering for the program and a tour itinerary. Please fill out the application as soon as possible and send it to me, Nancy Barbee (firstname.lastname@example.org), along with your $500 non-refundable deposit. After I receive your commitment, you’ll begin receiving more specific information about our trip.
Hope you can join us!
RRFC Zone 33
NID Team Leader