Message from Dr. Harvinder Singh Chhabra, President, ISCoS

Dr. H. S. Chhabra

Dr. H. S. Chhabra

World Spinal Cord Injury Day is now in the 4th year since inception. The day has been commemorated in 35 countries across the globe since it was first proposed for 5th September 2016. Throughout the Day, events are conducted to highlight and promote social integration and awareness amongst general public and administrators with a view to help uplift the condition of persons with SCI.

Spinal cord injury inflicts young individuals. Before the management of Spinal Cord Injury was revolutionized during the Second World War, it was described as "an ailment not be treated". With advancements in the field of medicine a lot has been achieved and it is now possible that life after a spinal cord injury can be happy, meaningful and worth living.

'Living Life to the Fullest', the theme for 2019, aptly covers the dreams and responsibilities of individuals. It is rightly said that it is not the years in one's life but the life in years that counts. It is also the responsibility of the professionals working in management of persons with SCI to work towards ensuring a productive life of SCI individuals.

I wish all the Societies and organizers who are working towards an inclusive society success in events they plan for World SCI Day 2019.

Life has no limitations, except the ones you make - Les Brown.

With regards
H S Chhabra