The Purple Day Celebrations were held under the aegis iREAP on March 26 which was a workshop for persons with epilepsy and their families. The patients, at the Purple Day Celebrations, gave a wonderful response by active participation and volunteering for group activities related with informing, educating and spreading the knowledge about epilepsy care in the community. We started off the function with a talk on epilepsy care by Senior Epileptologist and Neurologist, Dr. Manjari Tripathi, which was followed by a workshop on “Living with Epilepsy” and Coping with Stress by the Art of Living Faculty, Dr. Anju Dhawan, Ms. Meenakshi .J, Ms. Richa Dewan. We then had a patient experience sharing session.
The program culminated with the launch of Ekatwam-a support group for and by the persons with epilepsy where each one vowed to make a difference in their own way to help other persons with epilepsy and Adopt a Person with Epilepsy (APE) venture where the affording patients were urged to sponsor medication for the have-nots . The program was followed by Purple refreshments and the persons with epilepsy interacting with each other and sharing their contact details.