Navkshitij was established to improve the well-beingof mentally challenged adults – 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 children. Dr. Neelima Desai and the organisers discussed the need to set up a center for mentally challenged persons.
Every month, new inductees from KPIT Cummins visit Navkshitij to understand the organisation and the issues faced by mentally challenged adults under Arambh, a KPIT initiative aimed at creating awareness about various social issues.
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.