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Birthday cards made by artist Indira sushi Kumar for all MS persons

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Birthday cards made by artist Indira sushi Kumar for all MS persons…free of cost….each one personally signed by our chairperson……Mandalas bringing us closer

WHY DO I CREATE MANDALAS?

Mandala” is a Sanskrit word that means “circle”. Mandalas generally have one identifiable center point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. A Mandala represents wholeness. The circular designs symbolize the notion that life is never ending. Many mandalas have spiritual significance to an individual or group of individuals. Mandalas are traditionally used as meditative tools and spiritual symbols. Carl Jung introduced the modern era to Mandala drawing as a form of self-discovery.

Mandalas offer balancing visual elements, symbolizing unity and harmony. They strive for a harmony of stillness and motion which provides the viewer both rest and energy. Mandalas are not planned but an intuitive and free flowing process that relaxes and heals the mind, mind and spirit not only for the creator but also for the person looking at the creation. Personally, since I derive great peace and happiness creating mandalas, I feel that those associated with the MSSI would benefit greatly by just looking deeply into the mandalas.

INDIRA SUSHEEL KUMAR

I have always been attracted towards art and creativity and this encouraged me to enrol into the Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai to pursue a diploma course in Textile designing. On completing my studies in the creative field, I added a Degree in Economics and Political Science from the Osmania University, Hyderabad.

After my education at Sir J J School of Art, Mumbai, I had set up my own studio, where batik, tie n die, and fabric painting were done on order basis. I have conceptualized and conducted two art exhibitions, comprising of my own creations

The experience of having worked in the Art Department of advertising agencies as a Visualizer helped me in the creative process. As a freelancer in the creative field for more than three decades, designing of mandaps, store windows, animations for newsletters are some of the areas where my designing and creativity comes to the fore.

Dr Sridhar Reddy in a session on Anthroposophy with MSSI Hyderabad

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Dr. Sridhar Reddy did his graduation in Physiotherapy from Mangalore. Further studies as postgraduate in Physiotherapy Neurology International Certification Anthroposophic Physiotherapist from Switzerland. Completed his diploma in Rhythmical massage from bad boll Germany, Member of IAABT.

Below YouTube link would give you an insight on the different anthroposophic external modalities available for the treatment of Persons with MS

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCpe6LTHQps

At present he runs a clinic named Sparsha Healing Centre in Hyderabad.

Contact no: 040-85534477 / 080-65746668

 

MSSI at Goodseeds Mela

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To create awareness for MS & MSSI at the First Sunday Organic Earth Mela by Goodseeds at Saptaparni, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad.

Goodseeds is a platform to promote healthy, holistic, and sustainable living ideas. It was founded by Mr. Narayan Murthy in 2012. He has extended his support to the Hyderabad Chapter of MSSI by giving a free stall at every mela happening in the city. Young women entrepreneurs and the elite who visited the mela showed great interest in the activities of MSSI.

MSSI Hyderabad participated in the mela in January and March and it was observed that there were many who were still unaware of the existence of such an Institution. Many volunteered to contribute and support the MS cause.

“forms of the formless” – a book launched by MSSI Hyderabad in 2011 was sold at the mela at a discounted price, with the author Ms Amita Talwar personally signing the copies. The proceeds of the sale were generously donated by her to MSSI Hyderabad.

“MSSI added flavour to Goodseeds mela” was a pleasing remark made by Mr. Narayan Murthy. MSSI Hyderabad is grateful to him for the opportunity provided.

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.

 

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.

World MS Day 2017 – Bangalore

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MSSI BENGALURU CHAPTER’S WORLD MS DAY CELEBRATION 2017

Event No. 1

To commemorate World MS Day Flash Mob was organized at Orion Mall, Rajajinagar, Bengaluru on 28th May 2017. We had participants from Mount Carmel College students for the Flash Mob. This was indeed a great opportunity to create awareness among the public present there in the mall about MS. Pamphlets were distributed to the public present there. There were also MS persons present in the gathering. As 28th was happened to be one of our MS person Geetha’s birthday the whole team celebrated it in a great way.

Event No. 2

Awareness talk about MS & WMSD was aired on Radio Active. Links of the same given below:

https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/active-health-multiple-sclerosis-society-rj-shankra- drsrnivas-dr-shashikathsudha

https://soundcloud.com/radioactivecr90-4mhz/active-health-jaga-chitra-rj-berny-lobo-shankar- subramanian

Event No. 3

On the occasion of World MS Day an exclusive preview of the photographs from Jagachitra Exhibition was organized at Hotel Shangri La. Renowned Kannada Actor Mr. Srinath was The Chief guest & the Guests of Honour were Mr. Anand Sharan, Director of Anand Sharan Photo workshop & Mr. Andreas Streiber, General Manager, Shangri La Hotel, Bengaluru.

Twelve MS persons along with their caretakers, Corporate people & photographers were present For this awesome evening celebration.

The program started with the cake cutting by the MS persons for the World MS Day Celebration. Mr. Shankar welcomed the Chief Guests & other dignitaries present. After the welcome speech Launch of Coffee table book which was part of the WMSD celebration & Fund raising was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mr. Srinath.

Details about the press coverage for the Shangrila event is given in link below:

http://www.thehoteltimes.in/contact/extras/jstuff/content-views/category-list-view/5894-shangri-la- hotel,-bengaluru-joins-the-global-community-to-observe-world-ms-multiple-sclerosis-day.html

Event No. 4

Fund Raising Program: Photography exhibition was held to raise funds for the society. This exhibition was a collection of exclusive photographs named “Jagachitra” a creative collaboration by the photographers of TGiS (Thank God it’s Saturday) community. Total 117 photographs were displayed in the Exhibition for sale consisting of portraits, wild life, bird photography, macro photography & Culture etc., We had more than 3000 visitors over 5 days and had opportunity to spread awareness though this as well as coverage in various news papers. Chief Guest present for the inauguration were Ms. Sudha Belawadi , a popular actress and Ms.Vasanthi Hariprakash a popular media person.

 

PRESS COVERAGE