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MAHILA Mahila Team 2015-2017: Dakshaben, Pushpaben, Pravinaben and Shardaben receiving a cheque from Jayantibhai of Leicester branch for 37th Mahila Samelan on 14th May 2017 New Mahila Team 2017-2019: Padmaben, Nayanaben, Nehaben and Hasmitaben with Hansaben, our past SPA (UK) Secretary Namaste and Jai Shree Krishna, ‘‘ excellent delivery on the topic “HEALTHY BRAIN HEALTHY LIFESTYLE” ...’’ The Mahila team from Tameside came to Our last commitment was the 37th Mahila the end of a two-year appointment, and Samelan on 14th May 2017 in Leicester. As what a packed two years they were; a very there was no host branch, we worked with eventful, challenging time and defined all 14 branch Mahila teams to organise a the meaning of ‘Team Working’ to say the joint event and take forward ‘Care for Help’ least. Since April 2015, we supported two part II under the banner ‘HEALTHY BRAIN Senior Sneh Milans, two Family Fun Days HEALTHY LIFESTYLE’. and the Sports Day. Our sincere thanks to all 14 branch Mahilas who gave their The day began with Aarti and Prathna wholehearted support. followed by a welcome note from the Mahila team and a Swagat Geet. The report for the 36th Mahila Samelan, Dakshaben thanked Rugby branch for held on Sunday 17th April 2016 in Tameside Aarti and prashad, Leicester branch for branch on the topics of ‘Grooming’ and Swagat Geet, Walsall branch for organising ‘Caring in the Community’ was published in breakfast and then introduced the theme the 2016 Sandesh. topic. She requested Champaben Mistry and her team from Tameside branch to come forward to start the programme. Champaben announced that the two drama presentations were not meant to offend anyone so should not be taken personally. The first drama looked at an elderly widow who had lost interest in eating, drinking and socialising. This happens in real life and is known to be a slow start to depression and mental health issues. After this drama, four speakers provided more information; Dr Yashvantbhai Shukla from Lancaster University explained the signs and symptoms of dementia and From Top L to Bottom R: Family Funday at Draycote Water on 2nd July 2016. Presenters at the 37th Mahila Samelan, Crowd enjoying the play at the 37th Mahila Samelan on 14th May 2017 n Leicester 14 vol. 42 | Prajapati Sandesh 2017 function of the brain. Slides showed healthy and unhealthy brain. Unhealthy