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March 2019

Sujok Therapy

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MSSI Hyderabad has conducted a session on Sujok therapy to discover the wonderful benefits of therapy by Mamta Agarwal, a Certified Sujok Lecturer, Therapist and Instructor International SuJok Association.

This month we joined together to learn how to smile deeply through every cell of our being, spreading the smile around us bringing health and harmony to our wellbeing with the help of pressure points on the hands (Su) and feet (Jok).

This Korean therapy activates your energies, de-stresses your body and heals. Nature is the best healer

Surya Namaskar – power for health.

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MSSI Chennai Chapter had a “Face to Face” programme on 23.03.2019. The evening started with “Meditation Session” by Dr Kalpana. Later  Dr Bashyam, who is a renowned researcher and practitioner of “Surya Namaskar” took over the next session.  He started the session with prayer. He briefed our MS persons about the importance of sunlight, vitamin D and Yoga. Deep breathing in and out, preferably on an empty stomach, is very beneficial for overall health issues.

Mrs. Hema beautifully demonstrated the 12 postures of Surya Namaskar yoga in a chair and requested  MS persons and their caregivers follow the instructions and practice the same at home to get effective results. For follow up, they are advised to show the steps in the next meeting. The MS persons were asked to volunteer to do the Gummi (a folk dance about sunlight).

The evening came to a happy ending with MS person, Mr. Arun Kumar and Mr. Kenzer cutting a birthday cake to the joyous singing of Happy Birthday by all the 50 MS persons and their caregivers.

Sumptuous snacks and tea brought the meeting to a close.

Fundraiser Event – Pune

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Event:  A Marathi comedy play “Chal Tuzi seat pakki”
Date: Sunday, 17th March 2019
Venue: Tilak Smarak Mandir, Tilak road, Pune.
Time: 12.30pm to 4.30pm

Highlights:

The program started with the screening of a short video prepared on MS person Gayatri Joshi highlighting the invisible aspect of Multiple Sclerosis. Gayatri herself then came on stage and spoke about MS and its symptoms. Laxman Iyer then invited Chairperson Mr Banerjee on stage, who gave a brief talk on MSSI activities.  Dr Padma Iyer, President of IMA (Indian medical association) Pune was the Chief Guest on this occasion. In her speech, she appreciated the work done by MSSI Pune. and also briefed the audience about IMA. Our Chairperson Mr. Banerjee and Dr Padma Iyer jointly released the souvenir. The play started at 1:00 pm. The humorous script had the audience in splits since the beginning. A short Intermission of nearly 10 minutes was observed at 2.30 pm. During the interval, short videos of film stars with a positive message for MS persons were played. Souvenirs were distributed to the audience by the volunteers.  The play was very entertaining and had a profound message.

After the play, all the artists and Dr Padma Iyer were felicitated. This was followed by the vote of thanks by Committee member Anjali Vyas.

Committee members Gayatri Joshi and Laxman Iyer were the MOCs for this event.

All the MSPs, BNY Mellon volunteers, Committee members and staff who had come for the program interacted with the artists by going on the stage. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

Awareness and Fundraising Program

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PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBITION HELD FROM 1ST TO 10TH MARCH 2019

A solo exhibition was held by Mr. Punkaj Gupta, Hon. Secretary to create Awareness cum Fund Raising

Along with Honeycomb Creative Support. The inauguration was held on March 1st 2019 at the Honeycomb Art Gallery which was inaugurated by Mr. Anand Sharan, Senior Photographer & Mentor, Felicitation by Noufel, Founder & MD of Honeycomb Creative Support (P) Ltd., & Vote of thanks was rendered by

Mr. K. A. Prasad, Senior Managing Committee Member of MSSI.

Mr. Punkaj was generous to contribute the sale proceeds of the photographs towards MSSI. It was a good awareness for the public for the entire exhibition of ten days wherein more than 700 people had visited the gallery.

Also during the exhibition Awesome, three events took place like:

  • Playback theatre show
  • Musings on the spot
  • Instant Painting of the photographs

Instant playback theatre was performed by Ranji David based on the experiences of the audience after seeing some of the photographs.

Musings on the spot by Navoneil Bhattacharya where he, along with the entire audience, wrote instant poetry on some of the photographs.

Instant painting by Mithila Ketkar along with the audience on their individual canvas of their interpretation of some of the photographs was held.