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Public awareness program organized to commemorate International Epilepsy Day

Posted On: 13 FEB 2024 8:49PM by PIB Delhi

On the occasion of International Epilepsy Day, observed annually on the second Monday of February, a series of public awareness programs were conducted across various regions to educate and sensitize the public about epilepsy.

Department through its National Institutes and CRCs organized multiple events on Monday, February 12, 2024, to highlight the importance of understanding and supporting individuals with epilepsy.

Epilepsy, often misunderstood as a curse, is a medical condition that can be managed effectively with the right treatment and support. Recognizing the need for compassion and proper care, various initiatives were undertaken to dispel myths and promote acceptance.

In Secunderabad, NIEPID arranged diverse awareness sessions targeting parents, caregivers, students, and staff, emphasizing the significance of empathy and knowledge in dealing with epilepsy. Additionally, an online webinar facilitated discussions among parents, teachers, and professionals in disability rehabilitation, aiming to enhance understanding and support systems.

Meanwhile, NIEPID RC Noida organized engaging activities including awareness sessions, quiz competitions, and screenings of epilepsy awareness videos, targeting students to foster a culture of inclusivity and understanding.

In Gorakhpur, the CRC Gorakhpur Centre conducted a day-long public awareness program to educate the community about epilepsy and its management, aiming to reduce stigma and encourage empathy.

Further, in Davangere, our CRC conducted webinar titled “Care of a Child with Epilepsy” where experts shared insights and strategies to support children with epilepsy, fostering a supportive environment.

Similarly, Comprehensive Regional Centre Tripura and NIMHR Sehore also took initiatives to raise awareness about epilepsy through various programs.

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