Public Meeting on 24th May 2017

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SAA organizes every year on 24th May, the World Schizophrenia Awareness Day, a Public Meeting to create public awareness about schizophrenia and related mental disorders. The main feature of the Public Meeting is Late Aditya Pendse Memorial Lecture delivered by a distinguished personality who has contributed significantly in the field of mental health. Late Aditya Pendse, in whose memory the lecture is delivered every year on this occassion, suffered from schizophrenia till the unfortunate end of his life. His sister Vandana also suffered from schizophrenia and died an unnatural death along with her baby daughter.

This year, the Late Aditya Pendse Memorial Lecture will be delivered by the distinguished psychiatrist Dr. Santosh Kumar Chaturvedi, Dean of Faculty (Behavioral Sciences) NIMHANS, Bangalore. The subject of his talk is ‘‘Ethics in Mental Health’’. The Public Meeting will be chaired by Dr. Shyam Ashtekar, a well-known social activist from Nashik. He will speak on ‘‘Mental Health – Varied Experiences of an Activist’’. The Guest of Honour for this occasion will be Mr. Vijay Baviskar, Editor, ‘Lokmat’.

Date & Time: Wednesday, the 24th May 2017 at 4.00 PM Venue: Sancheti Hall, Dr. Nitu Mandke - IMA House, Tilak Road, Pune.

You are cordially invited to attend the Public Meeting as above along with your friends and family members.

For any further information, please contact the following:

Neelima Bapat   9923136584
Milinda Bhalekar  64700920, 9765561205


Amrit Kumar Bakhshy
President