5th July 2012

Giant puppets raise MS awareness in Delhi

2012 Living with MS
On World MS Day (WMSD) the Delhi Chapter of the Multiple Sclerosis Society of India (MSSI) presented a ‘Living with MS’ programme at Jawaharlal Nehru Auditorium. There were over 150 attendees including people living with MS and their families. The conference was chaired by doctors and neurological consultants. Dr. Dashpreet helped raise awareness by answering questions from the audience about multiple sclerosis (MS).

MSSI conference
MSSI conference

Later that day a WMSD puppet show was hosted among shoppers at the Select City Walk Mall. The show featured four giant puppets; two birds, a man and a woman. The puppets were used to narrate a story about living with MS. The costumes used in the show were made out of Indian silk.

World MS Day 2012 India
World MS Day 2012 India

After the puppet show finished the public danced to the live music. This event received attention in several newspapers including the; Deccan Herald, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Hindu and Pioneer. WMSD Pamphlets were handed out to shoppers in the mall. Bollywood film star Sushma Seth excited the crowd with a special WMSD appearance. The MSSI Committee members and CEO Mr Ram raised awareness by speaking to the public about MS.


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