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Pen Clinic patients

Rural Epilepsy Clinic

Samman Association


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:

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.

Our Objectives

  • 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.



Upcoming Events

2:30 pm Support Group Meeting @ ADAPT, 1st floor
Support Group Meeting @ ADAPT, 1st floor
Jul 22 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Due to heavy rains, the meeting on 15th had to be cancelled and has been postponed to Sat 22nd July 2017  
9:00 am Palghar Epilepsy Clinic @ Ecoland resort
Palghar Epilepsy Clinic @ Ecoland resort
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Epilepsy clinic where doctors from  Mumbai conduct diagnosis and treatment
8:30 am Samman epilepsy camp @ Samman Epilepsy Camp
Samman epilepsy camp @ Samman Epilepsy Camp
Sep 17 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy by eminent doctors from Mumbai

Samman News and Updates

Review of local events, camps and programs

Epilepsy Clinic at Pen 25th June, 2017

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...

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Support Group Meeting 17th June ’17

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 /...

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ChildRaise starts ‘D Tour’

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...

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Support Group Meeting 13th May, 2017

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...

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Support Group Meeting & Teacher Awareness Program

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...

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Epilepsy Awareness – Rosary School

Today Pooja and I spoke at Rosary School, Dockyard Road to their High School, Primary and Pre-primary Teachers and Auxiliary staff members.  They were very receptive and felt that the talk was indeed useful. We thank the school Management especially the Principal,...

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Support Group Meeting Today

20 members attended today's support group meeting.  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...

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Talk at Rotary Club Chembur & Ex.cumSale at Shikhar

Yesterday I spoke at the Rotary Club of Mumbai, Chembur branch, about Samman Association and our activities.  A Q&A session followed the talk.  Their members wanted to know if we had tied up with any previous NGO in the past and whether we would look into doing...

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