• 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. 

    Read more


Performing Aarti and street play
Performing Aarti and street play

Special friends were invited on 13 th September at the Ekta mitra mandal dhayari  for performing

Aarati during the ganapati festival events
Aarati during the ganapati festival events

Sending you photos of Ganapati Sthapana and everyday Aarati at Navkshitij. We invited well-wishers from Marunji village for Aarati


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.