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March 2018

MSSI at Goodseeds Mela

By Hyderabad No Comments

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.

MS and RPWD Act

By Mumbai No Comments

Trinayani founded by Ritika Sahni in the year 2006 works towards Disability Awareness and Support. Their mission is to empower persons with Disabilities.

The National Center for Promotion of Employment for Disabled People in partnership with Trinayani had organised a free one-day Seminar on the RPWD Act on Saturday 10th March 2018 from 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM at Prabhodhan Thackarey Krida Sankul, Vile Parle East, Mumbai.

It was a State level seminar. On behalf of MSSI, National Hon Vice President Sandeep Chitnis & National Hon.Jt Secretary Jyoti Ronghe were present. Also from Mumbai Hon. Chairperson Sheela Chitnis, Hon. Treasurer Surekha Nerurkar & from Pune Asha Merchant were present.

The Rights to Persons with Disabilities Act was passed unanimously in the winter session of the Parliament. The objective of the Seminar was discussion on the prominent features of the Disability Act and its implementation.

The first session of the Seminar on understood salient features of the newer Disabilities included in the Act. MS being newly included in the Act, representatives of MSSI were invited & Sheela Chitnis was invited as a speaker. She gave a presentation on problems faced by MS patients in general & what the MSSI is doing to make their lives better by various welfare projects & by MS Awareness projects for general public. She emphasised for the need to create a barrier free environment & to ensure that they get proper support they deserve from the community at large.