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India has recognized 'National Epilepsy Day' on __________ annually to raise awareness about Epilepsy.
14th November
15th November
16th November
17th November

Correct Answer :   17th November

Every year, November is observed as the Epilepsy Awareness Month to educate and aware people about the signs, symptoms and impact of this dreadful disease. India recognizes 17th of November as National Epilepsy Day to raise awareness about Epilepsy.
Epilepsy can affect anyone irrespective of the age, gender, and race. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, "There are 3.4 million people living with epilepsy in the United States and 470,000 of them are children.
National Epilepsy Awareness Day 2022 Theme : According to the Epilepsy Foundation, the theme of National Epilepsy Awareness Month (NEAM) 2022 is “There is no NEAM without ME”.
National Epilepsy Awareness Day History and Significance : The National Epilepsy Day in India was first observed by Epilepsy Foundation of India. The foundation is located in Mumbai and was established by Dr Nirmal Surya.
Epilepsy Foundation of India has been founded with a motive to eradicate this disease from the country. It also creates awareness about this disease and educates public about the myths and taboo surrounding this condition, especially in rural areas.
The significance of National Epilepsy Awareness Day in India is to help the needy people who can not afford the treatment of this neurological disease. The foundation works towards finding potential treatment and cure of Epilepsy and holds awareness programmes annually to strengthen public awareness to improve care and lessen the disease burden.
One of the main aims of recognizing the National Epilepsy Awareness Day in India is to pull this disease out of the shadows and create awareness among people about the signs, symptoms, and management of Epilepsy..

Source : The Quint

Published On : November 17, 2022