Pics: World Polio Day observed in India

New Delhi, Oct 25: As the world observed World Polio Day on October 24, Thursday, we take a look on how it was observed in various states of India.

In the national capital Delhi, the India Gate and the Red Fort were lit up on Thursday on the eve of the World Polio Day in a pledge to eradicate the disease from India.

The event was organised by the Rotary International and a laser show was also conducted.

India was taken off the list of polio-endemic countries in February 2012.

Baroda Palace in Gujarat, Kachiguda Railway Station in Hyderabad, Patna Museum in Bihar, and Taj Lands End in Mumbai were other places lit up on the occasion.

India was taken off the list of polio-endemic countries in February 2012 and will be declared "polio free" only if no fresh case is reported till 2014.

India reported the last wild polio virus type 1 case in West Bengal's Howrah on Jan 13, 2011.

In New Delhi

India Gate is illuminated by Rotary on World Polio Day in New Delhi on Thursday.

In Hooghly

Children being treated at a local hospital at Arambagh locality of Hooghly district after over hundred children were given Hepatitis B instead of Polio drops in West Bengal.

In New Delhi

UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi administers polio drops to a child at her residence in New Delhi.

In Amritsar

A doctor administering polio drops at a camp during a Polio Day in Amritsar.

In Agra

US Vice President Joe Biden's wife Jill Biden administers polio drop to a child during a visit to USAID 'Health of the Urban Poor' programme in Kachhpura village near in Agra.

OneIndia News

(With IANS inputs)

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