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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
I am raising funds for Rotary Foundation’s Global Polio Eradication Initiative. Just INR 3000 will help 20 vulnerable children to be Polio free.
INR 17,000
GOAL INR 75,000
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Started from 06/03/2020
Ended on 03/04/2020
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This crowdfunding initiative of mine is a campaign that is being done by me and my colleagues at my ROTARY CLUB  to raise funds that will help Rotary to eradicate Polio. Funds raised through this campaign will go to Rotary District 3232 Charitable Trust who in turn donates to the Polio Fund of Rotary Foundation (India). 

Thanks to the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation your funding will be tripled, getting us closer to a POLIO free world. The cost of giving a vaccine to a child is just INR 150. So, for example, INR 4500 will impact 30 children.

Of the $1.9 billion Rotary has raised and funded since the mid-1980s, $885 million has come from the Gates Foundation in the form of matching grants. The Gates Foundation matches donations raised through Rotary on a two to one basis, such that an INR 4500 donation from you becomes an INR 13500 to fight polio.

HELP ME RAISE INR 75000 OR MORE. THIS WILL IMPACT 500 OR MORE CHILDREN. All funding has 80G Tax benefits.

The Gates Foundation’s total giving for the fight against polio was approximately $3.7 billion, through the end of 2018. Roughly a quarter of its polio funding is made in the form of matching grants to Rotary. Together, Rotary and the Gates Foundation represent more than 28% of all polio funding, including funding from governments.


Polio invades the nervous system and can cause irreversible paralysis within a few hours. It cannot be cured unfortunately and hence the need to prevent it. This can happen only by giving a  vaccination. The reduction in cases worldwide has been due to intense national and regional immunization campaigns for babies and children.

PIC credit ZIMBIO. It shows Fawad Rahmani, 11, who has had Polio since he was 2 years old. He lives in Kabul, Afghanistan, one of the few countries where people are still fighting the disease. 


My name is RTN Vijay Samji. I am the President of the Rotary Club of Chennai Neithal.

Polio is something that my generation has seen. A current lot of youngsters in India do not know what it is thanks to the efforts made by different governments and organizations like Rotary, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, UNICEF, etc. Polio is a deadly disease and one shudders to think of the negative impact it has on the life of a young child. There are other countries where it has reared its ugly head and this initiative is about eliminating it globally. Let us together END POLIO FOR GOOD.

Just INR 150 is required to protect a vulnerable child from getting affected by Polio. The fact that every funding you make will have a matching grant of two (ie a doubling) by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation should be an added incentive for you. So if you fund INR 3000 ( to impact 20 children) this would become INR 9000 (impacts 60 children) thanks to an INR 6000 doubling by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Please support my campaign and let us together make POLIO a word that we only find in history books.


As on 2020 - there are only 2 Wild Polio Endemic Countries - Afghanistan and Pakistan

Pic: Nigeria is Polio free.


Rotary International District 3232 consists of 127 Rotary Clubs of Chennai having over 5200 members.


By funding this campaign, you are eligible for tax breaks. You can avail benefits under section 80G of the IT act. Foreign funding is not accepted. If you are an Indian living abroad or a person holding an Indian passport you can EASILY fund this campaign.

PAN of Rotary International District 3232 is AADTR4992H.


Will we get to know the details of how the funds were used?

Yes. The team at Rotary has committed to giving us updates. Once I get this information from them, I shall upload this to the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about how the funds were used. This could, however, take some time as this is a global initiative.

When do I get the receipts?

It takes up to 2 weeks after the campaign is closed for the monies to be transferred to our district fund. The receipts will start getting processed about 2 to 3 weeks AFTER that and will be sent to you directly.

What is PAN of Rotary International District 3232?

PAN of Rotary International District 3232 is AADTR4992H.

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