Together We Can Make A Difference
Pen Clinic patients
Rural Epilepsy Clinic
The Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA) was founded in Mumbai in 1971 under the leadership of Neurologists: Late Dr. Anil Desai, Dr. Eddie P. Bharucha and Dr. Noshir H. Wadia, and it functions as the Central Office of the IEA. There were 9 members of the first Governing Council: Dr. A. Desai, Dr. E.P. Bharucha, Dr. N.H. Wadia, Dr. K.V. Mathai, Dr. K.S. Mani, Dr. Baldev Singh, Dr. B. Ramamurthi, Dr. T.K. Ghosh and Mrs. R.H. Dastur. The Bombay Chapter of the IEA was formed in 1972.The Bombay Chapter is now rechristened Samman Association. For more details about the IEA and its chapters log on to: epilepsyindia.org
Our Vision: To live in a Society where no persons life is limited by epilepsy.
Our Mission: To be an Association that nurtures and empowers the potential in every person with epilepsy.
- To increase epilepsy awareness through various campaigns and education programs that promote acceptance of people with epilepsy and remove fear and stigma.
- To connect people with epilepsy and their families so that they may share experiences and support each other with love, respect and care.
- To provide knowledge, resources and training to people with epilepsy and their caregivers to improve their quality of life.
- To work towards policy change that empowers people with epilepsy in society.
Samman News and UpdatesReview of local events, camps and programs
It rained and poured yesterday at Pen, yet 94 patients braved the weather and the consequent difficulty getting transport and came for the clinic. The next clinic is going to be on 17th September and the following one in November would complete 10 years since we...read more
Another good turnout, another good meeting. Our chosen topic this time was “Flowers and Trees in bloom in Mumbai”. I had done a powerpoint presentation of the flowers / trees and the audience had to guess the name after which we shared knowledge about the flower /...read more
Kavita Shanbhag of ChildRaise has started a Disability Sensitisation tour to get people to meet real life heroes and learn from them and their caregivers about different disabilities. On their very first trip on 8th June 2017 they came to our Center at ADAPT, listened...read more
Once again we had a good support group meeting. We continued with Ego as our topic. We had a lot more time for sharing and understanding how our behaviour causes unhappiness. The joy shared amongst members is evident from the photos as they had their tea and...read more
On Saturday 22nd April, we had our support group meeting. This time the focus was on The Ego and ways in which our ego controls us. As the time was short for such a huge topic, we will continue the same at our next support group meeting. Two UCB representatives also...read more
On 7th April '17 , Dr. Jayanti Mani had an awareness program for the Rotary...read more
Today Pooja and I spoke at Rosary School, Dockyard Road to theirÂ High School, Primary and Pre-primary Teachers and Auxiliary staff members.Â They were very receptive andÂ felt that the talk was indeed useful.Â We thank the school Management especially the Principal,...read more
20 members attended today's support group meeting.Â I had asked Nafisa Haveliwala to write a few words about the meeting and this is what she had to say: "On my daughter Shenaz's insistence, today I attended a Samman meeting for the first time. And I have to say it...read more
Yesterday I spoke at the Rotary Club of Mumbai, Chembur branch, about Samman Association and our activities.Â A Q&A session followed the talk.Â Their members wanted to know if we had tied up with any previous NGO in the past and whether we would look into doing...read more