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May 2018

World MS Day 2018 – Pune

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MSSI Pune had organised an Event at SGS Mall Pune to mark the World MS Day and to create awareness on Saturday, 26th May, 2018 between 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm.

At the outset, Committee member Mrs. Chandrakala Shetty welcomed all present. Chairperson Mr Banerjee briefed the Mall audience, on Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and the role of MSSI.

Besides the Mall audience, MS persons, caregivers, volunteers and donors were also present for the occasion.

The Programme started with musical entertainment by professional artist Mr Jitendra and his troop. This was followed by “One minutes games”. MSPs and Audience took active part in the event.

Volunteers from our Corporate Partners BNY Mellon presented a Dance Performance.

Video clips of Bollywood stars with motivational messages for MSPs were then played. This helped in raising the awareness on MS and was very much appreciated by all present.

Mr. Banerjee handed over certificated to Student volunteers who visited doctors in the GP Outreach program.

Mrs Grant, our founder Chairperson felicitated the MSPs and caregivers present.

The event ended with vote of thanks to Mall Management and the formation of human chain to show our solidarity in fighting MS.


World MS Day 2018 – Mumbai

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On Occasion of observing World MS Day ,MSSI, Mumbai along with Lions Club of Juhu, had organised a Rejuvenating Evening on Saturday 19th May, 2018. Time: 4.30 pm- 7.30 pm at Rotary Club of Juhu, Mumbai.

In all 160 people including 36 MSPs were present. The first Event was Brain Yoga & Laughter Therapy by Mr R. Kumar Bhat. A qualified Aerobics  instructor. He made everyone to participate in different forms of Laughter Exercises.

On this World MS Day, MSSI Mumbai Chapter had organised a Writing  Competition. We had invited stories, essays & poems from MSPs & Caregivers on the theme “LIVING WITH MS” . We received tremendous response.In all there were 56 entries from all over India.

The main highlight of the evening was Prize Distribution. We were fortunate to have two well known Judges from literary field: Mr Nilu Damle ; Journalist, Author& Critic &  Mrs Anjana Karnik ; Author & Poet.

Both the Judges were touched by the inspirational Articles written by MS patients & it was quite difficult for them to choose the winners. Ultimately 14 participants were selected as Winners from 56 entries. They were given cash prize of Rs1000/- each. All the 56 participants received a Certificate of Participation & a gift of beautiful Photo frame.

​ By year end , we would like to ​compile the selected Entries in a book.

The Program ended with relaxing Music Therapy– By Ashish Kasbe. – Music Therapist.On behalf of Lions Club, Mr Hiten & Zarna  sponsored delicious refreshments to all present. They also paid the rent of the hall and made all the necessary arrangements to make this Program a big success.

We thank Sanofi India Limited for partly supporting the Program. Last but not the least we thank all MS families, Managing Committee Members & MSSI Team.

Symposium on MS – Pune

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On 10th May 2018, MSSI Pune  Chapter organised a meeting of doctors belonging to the Hadapsar Medical Association  to create awareness about Multiple Sclerosis among  general practioners and  bring them closer to MS persons. This is in keeping with the WMSD 2018 theme #bringing us closer.

The symposium started at 8.00 am and went on to 9.30 am.  Total attendance was about 65 people including MSSI office bearers and staff and four student volunteers.

Dr.  Shripad Pujari, a well-known neurophysician  and  President, Hadapsar Medical Association presided over the meeting along with Mr. J.P. Banerjee, Chairperson MSSI Pune.

The meeting commenced with Mr. Banerjee  speaking about MSSI, it’s aims and aspirations and its role in improving quality of Life of MSPs.

Dr. Nilesh Palasdeokar , eminent neurologist and our invited guest for the occasion, gave an extremely easy to understand power point presentation about MS. This gave the audience an easy to grasp understanding of MS.  The symposium was then thrown open to the audience for a question answer session.  Several doctors raised  pertinent questions which were cleared by Dr. Nilesh.

We then distributed brochures to the doctors. One side of the brochure carried a copyrighted article about MS by Dr. Rajas Deshpande, Head of Neurology Dept, Ruby Hall Clinic, which he had kindly given us permission to use.

The symposium was followed by breakfast