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Face to Face Programme

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Visit of Ms. Karen Dare – MS Ambassador – Melbourne, Australia spoke to us about “Living the Challenges with MS”.  She is MS person herself living with MS – a single mother of  three children.  She keeps  herself busy as children entertainer while coping with MS and working part time at the Melbourne office.

In Australia, MSP’s  receive help from their government for their medications, etc.  Apart from looking after her children, she also volunteered in an Orphanage in India way back in 2007.

Her motivational talk kept  our MS person  asking her question. She patiently answered them. She was very happy to be able to interact with our MS persons.

October the Month of the Carer: October for the last 19 years is dedicated to our Carers, it is their timeless effort taking care after their loved ones  which the Chapter appreciated  by awarding them  gifts  Gifts to the Carers be it   parents, husband/wife, brother/sister/ daughter/son, friends were all awarded prizes.

The Birthdays of the month, were celebrated with a harmonious rending of Happy Birthday and cutting of the Birthday cake followed by a sumptuous tea.

Face to Face Programme

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Our Face to Face Programme on August 6, 2016. BOSCH lunch room.  The speaker of the evening was Mrs. Vasanthi  Ranganathan, Rotary Aluma 1983, Fulbright Scholar with Management degrees and Counselling degrees from the U.S. She  spoke on “Heaven’s chosen Few” followed by shared experiences.

It was an interactive evening where MS persons and their carers were made to feel extra special, and left with happy hearts and on positive notes!!

Human Chain

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More than 800 employees of Bank of New York Mellon, along with MS persons gathered in the campus , which houses 21 I.T. Companies at 5 pm on the evening of May 25, 2016, showing solidarity with MS, persons by forming a “Human Chain” and raising slogans like “We are Stronger than MS” . “ Multiple Sclerosis means “Multiple Disabilities”, etc. This was observed by hundreds of employees of other companies. World MS Day badges were worn by one and all. Leaflets on MS were distributed to the onlookers. It was highly visible demonstration in support of MS and created must  needed awareness among the youth working in the campus

Medical Camp

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A leading hospital in Chennai “Fortis Malar Hospital” hosted a Medical Camp in their premises. MS persons were seen by the Dentist, the Gynecologist, the Urologist , the Ophthalmologist, the Neurologist, the Diabetologist, and other  blood tests, etc were taken. The camp lasted for over 4 hours. The patients were able to get a thorough check up.

Radio Talk Show

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Chennai Live FM

On the morning of May 24, 2016, a prominent and Senior Neurologist Rd. M.R. Sivakumar, Mrs. Ann Gonsalvez, Chairperson, MSSI, Chennai and two MS persons, Mrs. Vasanthi  Parameshwar and Mr. Sivakumar, gathered at Chennai Live Radio Station and a live question and answer session was conducted for 30 minutes. Audiences are large for this Radio Station and phone calls poured in after the talk.

Radio Rainbow – Government sponsored Radio Station .

A live talk was given in the local language Tamil over this Radio Station by Dr. R. Bhanu  Neurologist & Dean of the Rajiv Gandhi Govt. Hospital , Chennai on MS

World MS Day (Chennai)

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A “Talk Show” was held at a prominent Hotel in the city on May 24, 2016. Six MS persons – Mr. Gopi, a Research Scholar, Ms. Bharathikannamma , a young, B.E. Electronics Engineer, Prof. Sunder, a  Professor of Mathematics,  Ms. Smitha, a Social Activists, Ms. Pramila , Leadership Trainer & Executive Coach, and Mr. Shanmuganathan , a retired engineer, father and grandfather all spoke of each of them “Being Stronger than MS”. Each talk echoed the pathos the all went thru’ braving MS, and still climbing the ladder in their professional and personal lives. A top comedy actor “Mr. Karthik Kumar” hosted the show. They were about 100 guests , well wishers, donors, MS persons and carers. It was very well received by one and all and created the much needed “Awareness of MS”. The meeting was followed by sumptuous dinner.