Bike rally to increase awareness on Multiple Sclerosis held in Bengaluru
Bengaluru: Omega Healthcare, along with Multiple Sclerosis Society of India, observed the India Multiple Sclerosis Day by flagging-off a bike rally to generate awareness about the degenerative disease on 2nd February.
The rally started at 8 am from the office of Omega Healthcare on NAL Wind Tunnel Road and concluded at NIMHANS Hospital, Hosur Road. Flagging off the rally were Mr V S Basvaraju, State Disability Commissioner, Government of Karnataka and Mr. Purushothama Reddy, Senior Vice-President-Finance & Head of CSR, Omega Healthcare Management Services Pvt. Ltd. Around 200 participants from Rotary Club, Rotaractors from Presidency College, committee members of MSSI, MS persons and employees of Omega Healthcare were a part of the bike rally.
Similar biker rallies were held across the country by MSSI in Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune too.
While addressing the gathering Mr V S Basavaraju, the State Disability Commissioner said, “The government has always been supportive of causes to help increase awareness of many diseases and the treatment. It is important for us to support people who have certain disabilities and ensure they feel more inclusive. We are happy to support MSSI’s Bangalore chapter to help spread the word about Multiple Sclerosis. With corporates such as Omega Healthcare stepping forward to help such noble efforts, I am sure we can collectively make a lot more difference to the society.”