• Navkshitij - Home for Mentally Challenged Friends
    • Navkshitij - Clean green home for special friends
    • Navkshitij - Where special friends feel fit and happy
    • Navkshitij - We offer stress free living to special friends
  • Navkshitij was established to improve the well-being of mentally challenged friends – we take them under our wing, organize activities, teach them life skills and vocational skills, encourage them to become as independent as possible, and nurture them in a compassionate environment.

    The idea of Navkshitij took shape while planning and organizing a walkathon from Pune to Lonavla, for mentally challenged friends. Dr. Neelima Desai and the organisers discussed the need to set up a center for mentally challenged persons. 

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Linn's Farewell
Linn's Farewell

On July 30, we had a farewell party for Ms Linn Bergmann, our resident volunteer from Friends of Waldorf, Germany.

Throughout the year, she worked enthusiastically in the Day School. She is a very kind and friendly person. She worked closely with the challenged children as well as our adult Friends.

Monthly Trek to Purandar Fort.
Monthly Trek to Purandar Fort.

On July 28, our Friends went to Purandar Fort, the birthplace of Chhatrapati Sambhaji Maharaj, for their monthly trekking. A popular tourist destination near Pune, it is a hotspot for trekkers. 


First Monsoon Trip
First Monsoon Trip

Last week, our Friends from the Day School, Autism Centre and Day Workshop went on a day's trip to Tamhini Ghat, Pune. With the rains in full force, the place is now like a huge green carpet, with waterfalls and small streams all around. 


At Navkshitij, we make chocolates, floaters and candles, handmade paper bags (4 sizes), greeting cards, diyas, jewellery including bracelet, ear rings, string of beads etc. and paper lanterns.