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February 2018

Spreading MS awareness among young adults

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Meeting PV Sindhu

Meeting with P.V.  Sindhu at  Brahmakumaris centre, Shanti Sarovar, in Hyderabad on Mahashivratri on 13th Feb.2018. She addressed a gathering of over 1000 people form different fields IT, GHMC, defence, sports etc. I represented MSSI Hyderabad chapter.  Spoke personally to Sindhu about MSSI and  MS affecting the youth. Gifted her Amita Talwar’s book  ‘Forms of the Formless’ which was launched as our fundraiser and the sale proceeds of which go for the welfare of PwMS. The book has a writeup on MSSI . She promised to go through it and thanked whole heartedly.

 

MSSI Mumbai Awareness Events – Feb 2018

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09.02.2018 – Awareness at KEM Hospital for Medicos & Para Medicos

MSSI Mumbai  organised two programs with Prof.  Dr. Jurg Kesselring:

Prof. Dr. Jurg Kesselring,  Professor of Clinical Neurology & Neuro Rehabilitation, at University of Bern, Zürich​ &  is Head of the Neuro Rehabilitation Centre at Valens, Switzerland. He is also the Chairman of WHO Working Group on Multiple Sclerosis & is former President of MS Society of Switzerland.

Awareness at KEM Hospital for Medicos & Para Medicos Report:

In association with KEM Hospital , MSSI Mumbai  organised a Medical Seminar with Dr. Jurg Kesselring for Medicos & Para Medicos at KEM Hospital on 9th February 2018. Mrs Chitnis gave a brief presentation on the services of MSSI.

Dr. Kesselring gave a Presentation on Rehabilitation in MS. . It was a very interactive & informative session for the young Medical Fraternity.

 

 

10.02.2018 – WCNR – Neuro Rehabilitation in Multiple Sclerosis at Renaissance Hotel

On Saturday 10th Feb 2018 from 10.00 am to 12.00 pm.​ The second Program with Dr Kesselring was at the World Congress for Neuro Rehabilitation (WCNR) where President Dr.Nirmal Surya had allocated MSSI a 2 hours Session at Public Forum Section for PwMS & families. In all 100 people were present including MS families.

After Prof. Dr. Jurg Kesselring’s motivating presentation on “Rehabilitation in MS” there was a panel discussion.

This was followed by an active interaction with the audience.

India MS Day – Bangalore

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Glimpses from the India MS Day celebration held in Bangalore on 4 Feb 2018.

India MS Day – Hyderabad

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MSSI Hyderabad chapter organised the MS walk on 4th February to celebrate India MS Day at the Parade Grounds in the heart of Secunderabad.

Ms. Basa Nagmani, renowned long distance runner and Asian games Gold Medalist, flagged off the walk and was felicitated by our chairperson.

Dr. Rebecca Varghese, a PwMS and an emergency physician was felicitated by our charter chairperson, for her various achievements in beauty pageants.

The participants included most of our PwMS with their friends, caregivers and children, office bearers, life members, guests, TV 1 and TV 9 team, athletes from Ms. Nagamani’s training school and the morning walkers around.

The walk drew publicity with TV channels like TV1 and TV9, newspapers like The Hindu and the local daily Telangana Today covering the programme which helped to bring focus on MS.

The highlight of the programme was two persons with MS who were on their daily morning walk registered with the society and a guest registered as a life member.

Hyderabad chapter thanks Mr. R.K. Nair, MD of Soma Block Prints, Jaipur, for sponsoring this event which was a grand success.

India MS Day – Mumbai

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, (MSSI) MS WalK on INDIA MS DAY MSSI Mumbai Chapter had organised MS Walk to observe India MS Day on Sunday 4th Feb 2018 from 7am- 10am at Shivaji Park Ground, Dadar. In all more than 250 participants, including MS persons, caregivers, donors, friends & college students participated.

We were graced by the presence of : Mr.Pravin Amre, National Cricketer, who was appointed as the Head of Talent Hunt for IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils & President, Shivaji Park Gymkhana. And also Senior Neurologist Dr.Sarosh Katrak .

We were happy to have amongst us, Dr. Rekha Bhatkhande, Former Dean of Shushrusha Hospital and Dr Ketna Mehta, Founder of Nina Foundation, NGO for Spinal Cord Injury, with her team of 10 wheel chair persons. A special mention has to be made of Mr.Sultan Fazelbhoy, Patron Member & Donor, who at the age of 90 years attended the MS Walk.

Soon after registrations, Sundari Raju, Hon Secretary welcomed all present. She appealed to the audience to Support MS cause & spread MS Awareness.

Thereafter Dr. Katrak briefed the audience on the disease Multiple Sclerosis. MSP Aashika born & brought in Los Angeles was present and she shared her experience of living with MS, with all the young ones present.

Then Dr. Katrak & Pravin Amre inaugurated the MS Walk by cutting of the ribbon along with MSSI Committee Members. It was a symbolic walk where the students of SIES College & NK College walked along holding placards & banners with inspiring Messages.

A special mention has to be made of MSP Imran Qureshi, who along with other wheelchair users, enthusiastically performed wheelchair dances. After the Walk MSSI distributed sumptuous hot wada pav & tea to all present.

As it was a Sunday morning, Shivaji Park ground was crowded with morning walkers & joggers whom we were able to attract.MS pamphlets were distributed to general public.

We are grateful to: Dr Sarosh Katrak , Pravin Amre for their presence at our Walk, to the Managing Committee Members of Shivaji Park Gymkhana for providing us free venue , to Mr. Sunil Jhangiani for donating blue T shirts which brought fantastically colourful look at Shivaji Park. This Event was covered by Marathi Newspaper Pudhari.

– MSSI Team

India MS Day – Pune

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India MS Day (IMSD) being held pan India in February for the last three years, as opposed to World MS Day which is observed all over the world in May , was an idea mooted by MSp Jyoti Ronghe in 2015/2016. The idea met with immediate approval in view of the fact that the weather in our country is more clement in February than in May, to enable participation by MS persons in our awareness drive.

Participants assembled outside Balgandharva, Deccan. They came from all walks of life, volunteers from BNY Mellon, University students, individual volunteers, caretakers, Rotaract volunteers, Committee members, staff of Pune Chapter and of course, MS persons in wheel chairs. We distributed T-shirts and caps to all participants and thus clad and carrying two banners, one in English and one Marathi, we started our walkathon, raising slogans of YES WE CARE. Volunteers distributed pamphlets to the curious public who approached us and asked about our cause. We walked thus for about 1 km and then returned to the starting point.

The enthusiastic participants were very happy with the response and embarked on one more walk and distributed pamphlets. Hon. Secretary, Sunita Lalwani gave vote of thanks to the participants on behalf of MSSI Pune.

We distributed wafers, wada pav, lemon lassi and water bottles to all. In toto, it was an enjoyable morning, well spent on our aim of creating awareness about MS.

Special thanks :

  • Asha, Madhuri, Shahuraj for obtaining police permission
  • Mini Grant for free Lemon Lassi from ABC Farms
  • Jyoti for Vada Pav and water bottles.
  • National Jt. Treasurer Siva Kumar for attending the program
  • Icing on the cake .. HO declared Jyoti Ronghe of Pune Chapter, MS Person of the Year. We salute you Jyoti for bringing us this honour.

India MS Day – 2018

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Glimpses from the India MS Day 2018 from Chennai Chapter.