Samman News and Updates

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...

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...