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World MS Day 2018 – Fundraising Program

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A Fund Raising program Jagachitra was held in continuation with the camp to commemorate WMSD. This event was held mainly to create Awareness among general public & also to raise funds for the welfare of MS persons in aid of MSSI, Bangalore Chapter from Thank God It’s Saturday

Thank God it’s Saturday!’ or TGiS in short, is an exclusive group of photographers, both experienced and amateur, who despite their varied professions get together every weekend to pursue their collective love for photography. TGIS has been raising funds since 2003 has committed the entire proceeds to noble causes which includes the Rotary and the MSSI.

The collection of photographs showcases a wide repertoire of motifs, ranging across culture & festivals, monuments, flora, fauna, dances and landscapes of the India and from across the world. What makes these exhibitions so special is the display of amateur works of high standard, right alongside those of experienced and senior photographers, contributing to a liberating spirit of inclusion.

Inauguration of the exhibition:

Grand inauguration of the photography exhibition was held on May 31st 2018 at Rangasthala Auditorium adjacent to the exhibition hall. Celebrity who inaugurated the event was a famous & Award winning actress Suman Nagarkar.

There were more than thousand people who visited the exhibition every day and brochures were handed over to them. Volunteers explained the cause and briefed visitors about MS. We had a good media coverage which helped us in creating more awareness about MS.

An article about Jagachitra was published in Your story, link provided below:

https://yourstory.com/2018/06/art-for-a-cause-how-this-photography-exhibition-is-raising-funds-for-the-multiple-sclerosis-society-of-india/

https://yourstory.com/2018/06/adversity-can-open-opportunity-punkaj-gupta-photographer-multiple-sclerosis-patient/

OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO SANOFI GENZYME FOR THE SPONSORSHIP TOWARDS THE WMSD EVENTS HELD.

World MS Day 2018 – Bangalore – Camp

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MSSI Bengaluru Chapter celebrated World MS Day on 30th May 2018 at Vikram Hospital from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm. Coinciding with the theme #bringinguscloser we had a large number of participation from MS persons, their family members, Caregivers, Doctors, Pharma people, volunteers, Physiotherapists etc., More than 80 people were present including 35 MS persons.

Initially the camp started with sumptuous breakfast sponsored by Pharma Companies Reliance Life Sciences, Merck & Eisai Pharma. Welcome speech was given by Hon. Secretary Shankar Subramanian inviting everyone for the WMSD Celebration.

Doctors present :
Dr. Rajesh B. Iyer – Neurologist, Vikram Hospital
Dr. Jaychandran – Neurologist, Vikram Hospital
Dr. Swarna Gowri – Nutritionist
Dr. Shashikanth – Yoga therapist
Dr. Vijeendran – Physiotherapist

The camp started with Cake cutting of WMSD by MS persons Rajkumari & Geetha Balaji. Laughing therapy by Shankar was held followed by Question & Answer session with MSPs’ and care givers on how people were going about dealing with the treatment & their views. Dr. Rajesh Iyer also explained in detail about the disadvantages of the disease for people who are not on any therapy in order to avoid further deterioration of MS. This discussion was followed by Yoga therapy by Dr. Shashikanth for about 15 mins in which he taught some simple mudras to be followed daily.

An important event of the day was Donation of Wheelchair & Air bed to the needy MS persons by Vikram Hospital.  Two Wheelchairs were donated to Manohar & Narayan Rao & an Air Bed to MSP Archana. MSSI is indeed thankful & grateful to Vikram Hospital for their kind gesture for organising everything in celebrating WMSD in their premises.

A talk on Nutrition was rendered by Dr. Swarna Gowri for the MS persons to maintain a healthy diet. On this great event MS person Rajkumari, Dr. Rajesh B.Iyer, Dr. Shashikanth & Mr. Prasad was awarded the Champion Award given away by the CEO of Vikram Hospital Mr. Somesh Mittal. MSSI honoured all the Doctors & Pharma Representatives by giving them a Memento for their support in organising the event successfully.

All the MS persons were given gifts to commemorate WMSD. The program came to an end after the consultation of MS persons with the Doctors.

India MS Day – Bangalore

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

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