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Rally for awareness on spinal injuries

Many of the participants at the rally were people confined to wheelchairs.

delhi Updated: Sep 03, 2018 02:54 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Union minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan at a rally to spread awareness on Spinal Cord Injury Day, at Rajpath in New Delhi on Sunday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Union Minister for Science and Technology Harsh Vardhan on Sunday flagged off a rally at Rajpath to spread awareness about spinal injuries.

The rally, comprising of over 200 wheelchair users as well as able-bodied persons, was followed by a candle march, both of which were organised by the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC) in association with the International Spinal Cord Society. ISIC, in a statement, said the event was on September 2 as it is the spinal cord injury day.

The candle march, comprising wheelchair users, students, police officials and other campaigners including staff of ISIC, ended at the Rashtrapati Bhawan here, it said.

ISIC also said that it would be holding a cultural event titled ‘We Are One’ on September 4 at Talkatora Stadium here as part of its awareness campaign.

First Published: Sep 03, 2018 02:54 IST