Purple day commemorated Sunday


Purple Day was commemorated across the world, including Pakistan, on Sunday to raise awareness about epilepsy.

Epilepsy is a neurological disorder that affects over 50 million people annually around the globe.

Public awareness campaigns highlighting the causes and ways to tackle the disorder are the main feature of this day.

In this regard, people host events worldwide in support of epilepsy awareness, wearing purple.

Since 2008, when it was started by Canadian Cassidy Megan, Purple Day, observed annually on March 26, has become an international grassroots effort dedicated to increasing awareness about epilepsy worldwide.