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Patients with spinal injuries rally at Rajpath

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Sep 4, 2018, 6:35 am IST
Updated : Sep 4, 2018, 6:35 am IST

It was organised by Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC).

(Photo: PTI/Representational)
 (Photo: PTI/Representational)

New Delhi: At least 200 spinal injury patients and wheelchair users became the torchbearers of spreading awareness on spinal cord injuries as they rolled down their wheelchairs on Rajpath here.

The rally, flagged-off by Union minister Har-sh Vardhan, saw 200 wh-eelchair users and 1,000 differently-abled people, including school and college students and 100 traffic police personnel on Sunday, taking a pledge to continue spre-ading awareness on prevention of spinal cord injuries. It was organised by Indian Spinal Injuries Centre (ISIC).

The flagging off was followed by a candle march with a mass of wheelchair users along with students, police off-icials and other campa-igners including staff of ISIC progressing towar-ds the Rashtrapati Bha-wan. We are also working relentlessly towards creating a conducive en-vironment for the people who have suffered spinal cord injury as well as create awareness among people to prevent the spi-ne from being injured,” said HPS Ahluwalia, Chairman, ISIC.

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