Together We Can Make A Difference

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

Samman News and Updates

Review of local events, camps and programs

Samman Picnic – 11th March 2018

Last Sunday (11th) was a very happy and happening day for our members! We all enjoyed our Annual Picnic at Green Village Resorts at Malad West. The day began at 9 am with a sumptuous breakfast of sandwiches, upma, idli, medu vada, sambhar, tea & coffee. What followed...

read more

Support Group Meeting

18 people attended the support group meeting yesterday. Carol showed the group her top 40 selection of the pictures received for the worldwide international epilepsy day photo competition on our large screen TV. Once all were settled in, the meeting began with the...

read more

21st January, 2018 – Mumbai Marathon & Rural Epilepsy Clinic

Running for us was Dr. Jayanti Mani, Pooja Nandi, Rajiv Varaiya, Anura Kenkre, Anthony & Mrs. Goveas, Ignatius Misquitta, Karina Pandya, Chintamani Vartak, Tasneem  and Murtuza Rajkotwala,  Srinivasan Iyer.  Jyanti & Pooja successfully completed the 21km and 10km...

read more

Support Group Meeting 6th Jan

We were happy to see new faces in the new year! We got the first new member of 2018 last Saturday, and were happy to have a couple of old members, whom we had not seen for a very long time, attend this meeting. As usual there was a sharing amongst members, this time...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more

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...

read more