✍️By Special Correspondent
Rotary Club of Calcutta Metro City in association with Vivekananda Mission Seva Pratisthan launched a Thalassaemia Awareness TABLEAU which shall traverse the entire length and breadth of Kolkata to spread awareness about genetically transmitted disease, Thalassaemia.
The iconic cricket legend Sunil Gavaskar has been supporting this campaign of Rotary over the past years in sensitizing people about the need to test blood before marriage to prevent new born thalassaemics. Santoor Maestro Tarun Bhattacharya also features in this campaign.
Speaking on behalf of Rotary, Subhojit Roy informed that Rotary has not only been in the forefront of sensitizing people about blood tests but also initiated an effort to raise the issue in the Parliament. “We had requested Member of Parliament Mr Jawhar Sircar and he had raised the issue of Thalassaemia in the Rajya Sabha and why and how a concrete plan must be taken to eradicate the disease.”
Subhojit Roy said the thalassaemia tableau has evoked a lot interest and is a big step in creating mass awareness among the people of Kolkata. He hoped that in the coming days Rotary shall spread the awareness in the suburbs and rural population also.