MSSI Mumbai celebrated Diwali festival with MS Families& friends on 28th Oct, 2018 from 4 – 7.30 pm at Shanmukhnanda Fine Arts, Sion, Mumbai.
A total of 160 persons attended. Each MSP or their family were given 4 T-shirts & a sweet box as a Diwali Gift. All guests were given sumptuous snacks boxes.
Mrs. Sundari Raju, Hon Jt. Treasurer welcomed all & sang the Ganpati Vandana.
Vice Chairperson Sheela Chitnis gave a brief message requesting all MS families to get involved with MSSI work. She then introduced the new Managing Committee & they were presented with Tulsi Plants.
Dr. Rekha Bhatkhande, Hon. Sec. requested MS families to avail benefits of Shushrusha Hospital Project. Sandeep Chitnis, National Vice President & Chairperson, Mumbai informed all that Multiple Sclerosis is now included in the newly passed Disability Act & offered MSSI’s help to get new Disability Certificate for various benefits to MSPs.
He then introduced Chief Guest of the evening, Dr. Debashish Das and his wife Nayana. Dr.Das of Das Hospital, Chembur, is a famous Laparoscopic & General Surgeon. Dr. Das with his inspirational speech for a positive outlook in life encouraged all.
Diwali Dhamaka started with Lavani dance by MSP Sudha Kulkarni. & dances by truly adorable children of MSPs.
Then Our Guest Mandar Parkhi, popular Composer, Singer, Pianist, captivated the audience with his marvellous voice. Children & even others joined him in dancing on stage.
Tulsi plants were given as Tokens of appreciation to all participants.
Then the much-awaited Raffle draw started. Distributions of Prizes from the Raffle draw were presented by Dr. Das.
All went home with a Smile on their faces & Gifts in their hands.