RAWALPINDI - The Rawalpindi Arts Council (RAC) in collaboration with Rotary Club of Rawalpindi organized a stage play "Roog" here on Thursday to create awareness about polio vaccination.
The play was written by Naheed Manzoor and directed by Salman Sunny while Ehsan Qureshi, Shahid Kado, Sapna Shah, Naeem Tota, Taskeen Victor, Imran Rushdi, and Aftab Anwar played leading role in the drama.
On the occasion, Rotary Club Governor Haji Iftikhar Ahmed was the chief guest whereas Pir Mehar Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University (PMAS-AAUR) Vice Chancellor Prof Dr Rai Niaz Ahmed, Rotary Club Rawalpindi President Rashid Mashkoor, District Health (DO) Healt Dr Khalid Randhawa, Dr Benazir from World Health Organization (WHO), Mosa Raza, Resident Director Waqar Ahmed, Ulema of different schools of thoughts participated as guests of honour.
The main theme of the drama was that people with disability by polio must be given honour as given by normal people. They should not be hated at any case which is also the message of Islam. The actors through drama also urged people to administer polio drops to their children to keep them safe from disability.
Addressing after the drama, Naheed Manzoor said that awareness about polio was the need of the time.
President Rotary Club Rashid Mashkoor said such kind of event was not possible without the efforts of RAC. He said that Rotary along with District Health Department has been engaged in immunization of polio drops to children in Punjab.
Prof Rai Niaz said that a very impressive message was delivered through the drama. He said that he also supported polio campaign in every nook and corner of the country.
Dr Khalid Randhawa said that all the departments have joined hands and making utmost efforts to uproot the menace of polio from Pakistan.