It’s a great pleasure and a sense of satisfaction that our Samman completes 31 years in November 2022. Time just flies. I still recollect the event at Patkar hall on 17th November 1991 and birth of Samman. It has been a journey of various awareness programs, cultural events, educational workshops, participation of members in National and International conferences, school education programs, Rural camps and our Support Group meetings which continued even during the challenging period of Covid 19. All this has been possible because of the ‘Dedication,’ ‘Enthusiasm,’ and ‘Committment’ of our TEAM. All of us have been working together with a single motive: “How to improve the Quality of Life of our Persons with Epilepsy and their Caretakers.” We have certainly brought positive shift in life of many. I leave as President of Samman with my heart being with Samman forever. New Managing Committe is highly motivated, enthusiastic and dynamic. I am very sure that Samman will reach another height and excel in many more avenues.
Wish all the Best,
Dr. Pravina Shah
Message from our Patron
Dr. Bhim Singhal
Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Epilepsy is the second most chronic neurological disorder and estimates reveal that there are at least 55,00,000 cases of epilepsy in India. Advances in medicine and surgery have brought significant benefit in seizure control. Regrettably there remains a large treatment gap, especially in India, due largely to lack of awareness.
The Indian Epilepsy Association (IEA) was constituted in 1971 with the objectives of increasing awareness, improving the care of persons with Epilepsy & dispelling the misgivings about Epilepsy. Persons with Epilepsy face problems in daily life: children are denied schooling, persons denied jobs, considered as having an evil disease. There are marital issues The Mumbai chapter of IEA, through its many programs, is trying to achieve the objectives of IEA & improve the quality of life of persons with epilepsy. The specially created Samman group (registered as Samman Association in 2012) is focusing to ensure the dignity of person with Epilepsy.
I hope that through our web we shall reach out to a large section of the society to increase awareness & disseminate information. Hopefully many will take advantage of the support group of Samman.
With best wishes,
Dr. Bhim Singhal
Samman Association, the Mumbai Chapter of Indian Epilepsy Association, is dedicated to empowering people with epilepsy and their caregivers.
Samman Association, the Mumbai Chapter of Indian Epilepsy Association, is dedicated to empowering people with epilepsy and their caregivers, delivering comprehensive support, driving public awareness, fostering research, and paving the way towards a future free from the limitations of epilepsy.