• 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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Our Friends bagged the first prize at an inter-district collage competition

Navkshitij Friends being awarded the first prize at a District Level Collage Art Competition. Ms. Vasudha Divekar, Founder Secretary of Navkshitij, helped our Friends put together a collage. It was a very proud moment for us when the winners were announced. Cheers to our Friends!!!

One Day Picnic at Okayama Friendship Garden, Pune organized by Rotary Club of Poona
One Day Picnic at Okayama Friendship Garden, Pune organized by Rotary Club of Poona

 On 9th December, Special Friends from Navkshitij were invited by Rotary Club of Poona to the One Day Picnic at Okayama Friendship Garden, Pune. It was a wonderful, exciting and fulfilled day for all the Special Friends.  They enjoyed the Dance, music, and songs sung by other visitors.

Trekking to Ghoradeshwar.
Trekking to Ghoradeshwar.

On 25th of November, Our Special Friends went trekking to Ghoradeshwar. It is close to Pune city near NH4 highway connecting to Mumbai. It has ancient Lord Shiva temple & caves which were carved out of single rock.


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.