Samman News and Updates

Support Group Meeting 2/12

We celebrated Anura’s achievement on 2nd December at our support group meeting. Anura after doing her Masters in Physics, has now completed her doctorate in Educational Technology from IIT Bombay. Her rather complex thesis involved building models that enable self...

10th Year at Pen and 55th Epilepsy Clinic

On 19th November we had our 55th clinic in Pen and celebrated our 10th year. A few details about the event: 2 neurologists and 1 general physician attended to 107 patients. After distribution of medicines those patients who have been coming for over 3 years and have...

Dr. Dhruv Mehta talks about Epilepsy

Creating Epilepsy Awareness on National Epilepsy day: Dr. Dhruv Mehta gave a talk at Physiotherapy school at KEM GSMedical College. This was attended by 80students and few faculty. Principal Ameeta Mehta and Professor Mariya Jiandani attended. Epilepsy film starring...

Tie up with Radio City 91.1 FM

Great News!!!! We have a tie up with Radio city 91.1 FM for the National Epilepsy Week. Broadcasts  on Epilepsy Myths & Facts, and Seizure First Aid. An interview of our President, Neurologist Dr. Pravina Shah that shall be broadcast on Radio City between 3 to 5pm on...

Radio Program on 17-10-17

Radio Program with Dr Jayanti Mani Neurologist and Yashoda Wakankar Epilepsy Marriage Counsellor at 11.15 am on 107.1. Please tune in...

September Events

This September we have had 3 events already: An epilepsy clinic in Pen on the 17th which was attended by over a 100 patients, the support group meeting which focused on Sleep and Epilepsy on the 23rd, and on the 24th we participated in an exhibition cum sale,...

School Awareness Programs .

There were two School  awareness programs done in August the first one was conducted on 12th Aug '17 at the G.V.English high school in Manorama Nagar Thane by Dr. Rima Choudhry , this program was attended by about 15 teachers and support staff members . The second...

School Awareness Program & Support Group Meeting

Now that schools have reopened after vacations the school contact program is active again. Yesterday, 22nd July 2017 we conducted an epilepsy awareness program for the 9th and 10th standard students of Ch. Shivaji High School @ Tilak Road Ghatkopar (E). Dr. Amit...

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...

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 /...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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 a...

Support Group Meeting Feb 25th

We were 23 of us at the meeting which as usual began with introductions. Christopher and Manohar then told us of the fantastic time they had at the National Epilepsy Conference in Patna where they spoke about ‘Living with Epilepsy’ and also performed a skit at the...

Epilepsy Awareness Program at Little Flower High School, Andheri

It was a good experience today conducting an epilepsy awareness program for 25 teachers at the Gundavli - Little Flower High School.  The teachers listened attentively and had called a parent of a child who had epilepsy.  As usual we gave the epilepsy questionnaire...

4 Epilepsy Awareness Programs on 14th Feb!

Dr. Pradnya conducted three awareness programs back to back in 3 branches of The Symbiosis  school in Thane , Diwa and Mumbra district. Overall we spoke to an audience of approx.500 people (parents , teachers , support staff and 12th standard science students). It...

Palghar Epilepsy Clinic – 12th Feb

This was our 4th Epilepsy Clinic at Palghar.  30 patients attended the clinic and were attended to by Dr. Pravina Shah, Dr. Jayanti Mani, Dr. Pradnya Gadgil and Dr. Wagle.  As usual the Samman volunteers saw to the registrations, giving of medicines, counselling...

School Awareness Programmes

Today Samman Association conducted two epilepsy awareness programmes for school teachers.  Dr. Jayanti Mani educated 50 teachers at the Green Lawns English School, Filter Pada, Goregaon East and Dr. Dhara Shah educated 25 teachers at Babasaheb Ambedkar School,...

Picnic today at Samara Gardens, Madh Island

We had a wonderful time today at Samara Gardens.  The place itself was ideal for our group; we had private space to play games and dance to DJ Aman's music.  Our energetic games host Ankita chose apt games and connected well with all of us.  All our Samman members...

Epilepsy Education @ GVBP School, Nerul

Today we had another successful epilepsy education program for teachers of Guruvarya Balaram  Patil Vidhyalaya at Nerul.  Neurologist Dr. Amit Watkar spoke to the teachers.  Parents took the opportunity to bring their children who had difficulties to see the doctor...