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My encounter with a Polio cripple

 27 October 2018
 Poona Club, Pune
 Rtn. PP Dr. Anand Bhatia
 As the meeting started, it was time for Salute to the Spirit of Giving. A new member was inducted – Dr. Sarang Rote, a young Neurosurgeon. Rtn. PP Dr. Anand Bhatia, introduced Dr. Sarang. “Ghar Vapasi” by Anil Indulkar who was also inducted. The induction was clearly a step towards enriching the club with increased diversity quotient. The members wished R’Ann Arti Thakur, on her birthday and Rtn. PP Arjun and R’Ann Aruna Jethwani, Rtn. PP Dr. Nasir and R’Ann Noorjahan Kazi, on their wedding anniversary. The Karva chauth celebration kept many Rotarians at home. The speaker needed no introduction. But as ritual goes, Dr. Anand Bhatia was introduced by his better half. He took the audience through one heart touching story of his medical career. The topic was "My encounter with a polio cripple". It was the year 1970 when he had just finished his M.D. in Anaesthesia and working as a senior resident in Bombay Hospital when he was requested to attend to a patie