Samman News and Updates

Rural Epilepsy Clinic – 18th Nov

115 patients attended yesterday's rural epilepsy clinic at Pen! The team of doctors and volunteers ensured the smooth functioning - and of course the hosts - the Kaladarshan / Parekh family!  Thanks all of you!...

National Epilepsy Day Celebration!

Yesterday, in celebration of National Epilepsy Day we saw the inspiring movie Shahid. Everyone enjoyed the movie, tea and the snacks that continuously went around. Next Saturday 24th we will be having another meeting with fun and games. Prizes will be given for the...

Support Group Meeting 27th Oct

On Saturday, 27th we had a good turnout at our support group meeting. Siddhita presented on our November epilepsy awareness programs. Besides online challenges with exciting prizes to be won, we will be having 2 support group fun meetings. Please attend in large...

Support Group Meeting at Dr. Shah’s home

All of us had a great time at Dr. Shah’s home today.  We began the meeting with a prayer – Shruti played a Carnatic raga on the violin and sang as well. Shruti has come down from the US to play at a concert in Tamil Nadu and we were fortunate to have her with us.  Dr....

Samman Support Group Meetings

3 Samman support group meetings are now held every month. At Bandra we had a meeting on 25th August where Pranik healers came and gave a demo. They have agreed to conduct a level 1 training course for us at Bandra for a minimum of 8 persons. The Samman Manav Kalyan...

Rural Epilepsy Clinic – Pen

Hi everyone. Another Sunday 12th Aug 2018 ...well spent at the farmhouse at Pen conducting the medical camp which started by 9am and was attended by approx 100 patients . Here I must add that some of our patients have shown a remarkable improvement with regular...

Epilepsy Support Group Meeting @ Bandra

21st July 2108 started off as a beautiful rainy day with us not being sure whether we should have the meeting or not ... but thankfully the rains subsided and we had the meeting @2:30pm at ADAPT.  We had 13 members present discussing the topic which was “PURPOSE OF...

Rural Epilepsy Clinic @Palghar

At yesterday's clinic 30 patients made it through pouring rain. Our team of neurologists and Samman supporters began the clinic at 9 am, They found the greenery around the place most soothing and came back to Mumbai feeling refreshed and happy at time well...

Support Group Meeting @Dahisar MKK Hospital

Dr. Priyanka Pandey conducted the 4th Manav  Samman meeting on 30th July 2018. The topic was management of epilepsy through yoga. Yoga, an integral part of Indian culture and heritage, is said to bestow good health - physical, mental and spiritual - on the...

Support Group Meeting at Manav Kendra

Manav Samman organised its 3rd meet on 26.5.18.   Dr. Priyanka Pandey (clinical psychologist) spoke about the significance and importance of being mentally health and followed this with relevant games and activities. Activities were as follows - ‘Know Yourself’ – each...

Was very happy to celebrate Vishnu Rane’s birthday at our support group meeting yesterday.  Many people attended to focus on how they could support Samman Association – some of the ideas: an advocacy group to focus on the rights of people with epilepsy – support on...

2nd Samman-Manav Kalyan Support Group Meeting

Yesterday the Samman-Manav Kalyan team organized a support group meeting at Dahisar East.  LIke the first it was very well attended, with more than 30 people present.  Neuropsychologist Dr. Urvashi Shah captivated the audience with her frank, down to earth, meaningful...

1st Support Group Meeting at Fortis Hosp. Mulund

The first Samman-Fortis Epilepsy support group meeting was held at Fortis Hospitals, Mulund on Friday, 27th April 2018. It was attended by 10 patients and their families along with resident doctors and nurses. The support group was conducted by neurologists, a...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...