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MS India Day Celebration: Bengaluru Chapter Raises Awareness With #InsureMyMS

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On the 24th of February 2024, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Bengaluru Chapter, hosted an awareness program at PMSSY, Victoria Hospital, Bengaluru, marking the MS India Day Celebration. With the theme of #InsureMyMS, the organization aimed to spotlight the challenges faced by those with Multiple Sclerosis, a rare neurological disability. 

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The MS India Day Celebration took center stage with Mr. Das Suryavamshi, the Disability Commissioner of Karnataka Government, gracing the occasion as the chief guest. His presence added significant weight to the event, emphasizing the commitment of the government towards addressing the concerns of individuals living with disabilities. Mr. Siddeshwara, the Director of the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disability and Senior Citizens, also played a pivotal role.

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Adding glamor and charisma to the event was Kannada Actress Sharanya Shetty, who stood as the guest of honor. Sharanya Shetty not only lent her star power to the occasion but also contributed wholeheartedly to the awareness campaign against Multiple Sclerosis.

The event saw the participation of other dignitaries, such as Prof Dr. Divya Prakash, the special officer of PMSSY, Dr. Rajesh B Iyer, a Consultant Neurologist and Epileptologist from Manipal, and Prof Dr. Pramod K from PMSSY. They shared the importance of collaboration of healthcare professionals and institutions in supporting the cause of Multiple Sclerosis awareness. The combined efforts of government officials, healthcare experts, and a popular actress created a powerful platform to educate the public about the challenges faced by individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.

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The theme of the event, #InsureMyMS, resonated strongly throughout the celebration. It aimed to emphasize not only the need for insurance coverage for those affected by Multiple Sclerosis but also the broader societal responsibility of ensuring inclusivity and understanding for individuals with rare disabilities. The campaign sought to break down stigmas surrounding Multiple Sclerosis and promote a more supportive and empathetic society.

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The Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, Bengaluru Chapter, deserves commendation for organizing an event that not only raised awareness but also fostered a sense of community. The collaborative effort of government representatives, healthcare professionals, and a well-known actress showcased the collective strength needed to address the challenges faced by individuals with Multiple Sclerosis.

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