Manipal, Feb 22, 2018: After extensive cycling across India on his bicycle, S S Shameem, an assistant professor in the Department of Computer Applications in Manipal Institute of Technology, MAHE, pedalled 2,200 kilometers in 15 days, between January 31 and February 14, to raise Rs 3 lakh to support Rotary’s Global End Polio Mission. He is currently posted at Manipal International University, MIU, Malaysia.
He traversed the length and breadth of Malaysia to complete the Operation Polio Eradication (OPEM) initiative by MAHE and Manipal Global. In the process, he also spread awareness about ‘EndPolio’, which is a Rotary International’s global mission. He helped promote MIU’s ‘Green-Health Awareness Agenda’, an initiative aimed at projecting cycling as an environment-friendly and healthy mode of daily transportation as well.
Shameem, on an average, covered nearly 150 kilometres every day. The faculty and staff of MIT, Manipal, is elated about the remarkable accomplishment. MIU and Rotary are in talks with the Malaysia Book of Records to register this event, thus bringing global recognition to the Manipal branding. This is one of the several unique, major achievements by a Manipal Group alumni staff.