• 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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Inter-school Dance Competition
Inter-school Dance Competition

Yesterday on 6th Jan.2017, a group of Special Friends from Navkshitij had participated in the Inter-school Dance Competition held in Pune. This program was organized by Jeevan Jyot Charitable trust. In this program total 17 organizations were participated and among 17 organizations, Navkshitij got First Prize for the outstanding dance performance of Navkshitij 

School Trip at Taljai
School Trip at Taljai

This time our special friends from Early Intervention Program went out for the trip at Taljai,  a lush, green hill right at the heart of Pune city. Near the entrance of the forest is a temple to Taljai Mata, a Hindu Goddess. This place is also a known hot-spot for amateur bird watchers and birdwatchers, with the Peacock being the star attraction. Our Special Friends enjoyed the memorable moments of dancing Peacock, 

Photos of KPIT group while donating cricket kits
Photos of KPIT group while donating cricket kits

Today all the special friends, especially those who are in cricket team are very happy because one group of well-wishers from KPIT company, Pune donated three cricket bats, balls, stamps and cricket net for practice. Here, all Special Friends enjoyed group dance with the KPIT group and also they spend some happy moment with MCF by involing in cricket game and badminton. 


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.