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World MS Day 2017 – Mumbai

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Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Mumbai Chapter World MS Day (WMSD) Programe.

On Sunday 14th May, MSSI Mumbai Chapter, on the occasion of World MS Day 2017, had organized an interesting Seminar on “Wellness in MS” with different Alternative Therapies. It was held from 4.30 to 7.30 pm at SIES School Auditorium, in Matunga.

Around 90/100 persons were present including MSPs, Caregivers, Friends, Volunteers & MSSI Team.

In MS more importance is given to Allopath treatment but issues related to good health and wellness are often neglected, Today’s program was especially organized for MSPs & caregivers to interact with experts associated with different aspects of Health care in MS . This was divided into 3 sessions.

Ms.Dhara Thakkar, MSSI Member, welcomed all present & invited the dignitaries along with Sheela Chitnis & Afsaneh Randeria on stage. The Program started with an invocation prayer by Sneha.

We were very happy to welcome our Chief Guest of the program Gurudas Aras. He is the Director, of A.T.E Enterprises Pvt. Ltd. He is B.Text. from Bombay University as a rank holder & M.Text. by research from Bombay University in 1982, Post graduate diploma in “Marketing Management” from Bombay University in 1984. He leads a team of nearly 200 people under him at A.T.E Enterprises.

In his inspirational speech he motivated audience & also spoke about his association of many years with MSSI & highly commended MSSI services provided to the MS Families. To appreciate his generous & continuous help to MSSI, we presented him a Memento.

In the first session Dr. Girish Nair, Neurologist from Apollo Hospital, emphasized on Nutrition & Diet & right type of Vitamins & Exercise to be included in daily living.

He encouraged MSPs to be more active and maintain a healthy lifestyle which will improve the quality of their life.

The second session was by Shrikant Barve Guruji. As it is difficult for disabled persons to sit on a floor for yoga exercises, Swami Ramdev Baba has introduced a Chair Yoga concept as his mission of “Disease free India and Medicine free World”

He has trained a thousands of instructors to teach Chair Yoga from his institute. We had invited one of these instructors, Shrikant Barve Guruji. He demonstrated various Pranayams & Mudras. The whole auditorium concentrated on his demonstration and all were involved in performing the pranayams. During the session Shrikantji continued to explain the importance of each Mudra, each pranayam & their benefits on the body if they are regularly practiced. He was presented a trophy at the hands of Dr. Girish Nair.

The third session was by Mr. R. Kumar Bhat, a qualified aerobics instructor from National Institute of Aerobic India. He is Currently running his own institute, ‘Aerobic Center’ on personal training. As a wellness professional he was very inspirational & highly motivational. While conducting laughter therapy, he merrily danced on the floor which brought peals of laughter from the audience . Thus his power packed demonstration was full of energy which completely enthralled the audience. Everyone was responding to him with hearty laughter. His message to all was to enjoy life fully. He was presented a trophy at the hands of Ramesh M. Rao, Hon Treasurer of MSSI.

All three sessions were excellent & inspiring to all present. Every one left with a smile on their face & with a request to us, to once again invite all the three speakers and organize separate session of each one of them.

The programme ended with Formation of “Human Chain” by all present.

MSSI provided boxes of delicious snacks to all. Conveyance was paid to needy MSPs.

Our sincere thanks to : Chief Guest Mr. Aras, Guests Speakers Dr. Girish Nair, Mr. Shrikant Barve & Mr. R Kumar Bhat for spending the evening with us by taking time off from their busy schedule .

We thank Dhara Thakkar for Comparing the Program beautifully.

We also thank MS families, well-wishers, donors & MSSI Team.

World MS Day 2017 – Mumbai

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Multiple Sclerosis Society Of India (MSSI), Mumbai Chapter, World MS Day 2017

Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI), Mumbai Chapter on the occasion of World MS day 2017 had organized a mega launch of first Fictionbook ‘Unclothed written by MS patient Probir Sengupta, at the hands of Milind Soman, MSSI Cause Ambassador.

This Event was organized at Title Waves, Bandra on 31st May at 6 pm. MSSI had published this Event worldwide on MSSI website, Face book & Multiple Sclerosis International Federation website also.

On behalf of MSSI, Mrs. Afsaneh Randeria, Joint Honorary Secretary welcomed all & briefly spoke about MS, MSSI and observation of World MS Day. To show the solidarity everybody formed the human chain wherever they were present.

We were very honored by the presence of our Chief Guest, Mr. Hemant Nerurkar, former Managing Director, Tata Steel & Milind Soman, Cause Ambassador, MSSI.

Mrs. Renuka Malaker, National Secretary, MSSI specially came from Delhi to attend the Book Launch. We were very honored by the presence of eminent Neurologist, Dr. Charulata Shankala, from Hinduja Hospital.

Mr.Nerurkar gave a brief encouraging message for MSSI & on behalf of MSSI, was presented a memento by Mrs. Chitnis. Milind spoke about his long 20 years association with MSSI & encouraged Probir’s initiative as an Author & MS Warrior.

Probir Sengupta had his first MS episode was when he was in his thirties & had an high profile career in advertising. but he had to leave the job due to his MS problems. At home he didn’t sit idle nor lost his creativity & the result is this wonderful book of fiction.

MSSI encouraged his spirits and supported him fully by launching his book worldwide. Today Probir has actually become an inspiration to MS patients. On behalf of MSSI, Both Milind Soman & Probir were presented a memento by Mr. Hemant Nerurkar.

The bookstore was filled with the enthusiastic crowd. Milind then released the book “Unclothed” & read a Chapter from that book.

Malini Nair, head of publishing at BecomeShakespeare.com. briefly shared her experience of publishing Unclothed & working with Probir.

In regards to his writing of the Book, Probir ,very actively participated in an interactive session of Question Answers from the audience.After the panel discussion on the book, the event concluded with a thank-you note from Mrs. Sheela Chitnis, Chairperson, Mumbai Chapter.

A MSP Foram Gada, had made a beautiful Card with slogans and all present MSPs signature. It was presented to Probir & he was very happy to receive it.

The books were available for purchase at the counter.

It was a successful event& it was available live on Probir’s Facebook page. The launch was attended by about 100 people including MS patients & families, Committee Members, Probir’s family & friends, Well-wishers & MSSI Team.

Living well with MS

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UCB had organized a Webcast on Saturday 28′ May 2016 on Living Well with M S This was a good opportunity for patients and their care givers to listen and interact with the Speakers from the comfort of their homes.

The Programme was as follows :

Pavan Kumar, Patient Services Manager, UCB India, welcomed all & gave brief information about World MS Day & MSSI’s Month of creating maximum awareness.

Dr. Girish Nair, Neurologist from Fortis Hospital explained on Importance of Adherence. He explained in detail how the decease modifying therapies help MSP if it is started at the incept of the MS & how the continuation of the same with your Neurologist’s advice can improve the quality of life for a longer period.

Dr Satish Khadilkar, Sr. Neurologist. Bombay Hospital in his recorded message spoke about now there are number of therapies available & hence there is a hope for managing MS symptoms better.

Ms. Sheela Chitnis, Chairperson of MSSI, Mumbai, explained the role of MSSI as a support system in India for MSPs & also for their families and also informed about the regular welfare schemes undertaken by all the Chapters in India for improving & maintaining the quality of life of MSPs.

MSP Tina Tejas, spoke that in spite of her MS , she has maintained her balance of home chores & her office work. She is an inspirational example to all MS families.

We received lot of queries and our speakers tried to answer as many as they could. Webcast was conducted by UCB in partnership with the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI)

 

Musical Evening

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Multiple Sclerosis Society Of India (MSSI), Mumbai Chapter, World MS Day 2016

Spectacular Musical Evening !!!!

MSSI Mumbai Chapter on Wednesday 25th May 2016 celebrated World MS Day with lot of MSPs & their families. We had organized a Musical Evening at SIES Auditorium, Matunga from 4.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.

The Chief Guest of the program was BJP Corporator Rajshri Shirwadkar , from Sion , Matunga area. In her speech she applauded the services of MSSI provided to the MS patients and encouraged young MSPs to overcome their difficulties and live an independent life.

Dr. Rahul Joshi, Homeopath & Popular Music Therapist & Singer enthralled the audience for 2 hours in his melodious voice with Karaoke. He highlighted on different Ragas for different chakras of our bodies to improve quality of life.

His selection of popular Bollywood songs took the audience on a musical journey where they enthusiastically participated in singing along with him.

This year’s World MS Day’s, Global theme was Independence in MS. Hence we decided to give Mobility aids to those who have some financial constraints and they are deprived of the benefit of using Mobility aids.

MSSI purchased user friendly Wheelchairs and Bajaj Electricals Ltd donated Walkers & Tripods. On behalf of MSSI, Chief Guest Mrs. Rajshri Shirwadkar distributed these mobility aids to MSPs.

MSSI acknowledged by presenting Plaques to: Nobel Hygiene for regularly donating Adult Diapers & Bajaj Electricals Ltd for donating Walkers & Tripods for MS Day.

MSSI Mumbai’s dedicated & devoted Social worker Geeta Mirchandani, who is immensely popular with MSPs & families for last 25 years was felicitated by MSSI with a Plaque and a cash prize of Rs 10000/-

Our sincere thanks to : Chief Guest, BJP Corporator Rajshri Shirwadkar for being present in spite of her busy schedule.

Our Special Thanks to : Dr. Rahul Joshi for conducting a Relaxing & Refreshing Musical Evening at the concessional rate.

We thank Dhara Thakkar for Comparing the Program & donating Fruit drinks.

We also thank MS families, well-wishers, donors & all present.

MSSI provided sumptuous snack boxes to all. Conveyance was paid to needy patients.

As orange was the color for WMSD we distributed orange bows to everyone & T-shirts to some.

 

World MS Day (Mumbai)

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Multiple Sclerosis Society Of India(MSSI), Mumbai Chapter, World MS Day 2016

Educational Medical Seminar

 Multiple Sclerosis Society of India along with global MS Societies observes World MS Day on the last Wednesday of May every year. This year MSSI had decided to organize various nationwide MS awareness campaigns throughout May.

On Sunday 22nd, in association with Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, MSSI Mumbai Chapter had organized an Educational Medical Seminar, on “ Multiple Sclerosis, New Developments” at Grand Sarovar Banqet Hall , Goregoan from 10 .30 am to 1 pm.

In all 110 people were present including many Doctors, Patients, Caregivers, Therapists and MSSI Team .

Dr. Mohit Bhatt, Neurologist & Director Neurosciences, KDAH. Welcomed all present.

Following Doctors from KDAH enlightened the audience by sharing their expertise on various aspects of MS.

  • Dr. Jayanti Mani, Neurologist, briefed on “ABC of Multiple Sclerosis.”
  • Dr. Sunita Iyer, Neurophysiologist spoke about “Diagnosing Multiple Sclerosis.”
  • Dr. Niren Dongre, MS Ophthalmology gave detailed information on “Acute loss of vision :Is it Multiple Sclerosis?”
  • Dr. Chinmay Mehta, Neuroradiologist, Multiple sclerosis mimics : MRI to the rescue.
  • Dr. Annu Aggarwal, Neurologist highlighted on “newer treatment options and outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis.”

On behalf of MSSI, Sheela Chitnis spoke on 31 Years Journey of MSSI , where she highlighted the ongoing patient welfare Projects & Rehabilitation. She also highlighted various Awareness drives taken by MSSI, Mumbai .

This was followed by animated Question-Answer Session where all these experts participated.

MSSI is grateful to Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, our special thanks to Dr. Mohit Bhatt & Dr. Annu Aggarwal for organizing an excellent Medical Seminar & providing lunch to all present.

We offer our sincere thanks to all KDAH doctors for giving us valuable information on MS.