• 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 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. 

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Invitation Lecture by Dr. Neelima Desai at IIEBM, Pune
Invitation Lecture by Dr. Neelima Desai at IIEBM, Pune

Dr. Neelima Desai was invited to deliver a lecture to MBA students of IIEBM College, Pune. She shared her experience of founding Navkshitij and talked about the activities at Navshitij.

Nagpanchami celebrations
Nagpanchami celebrations

The festival of Nagpanchami was celebrated at Navkshitij on August 19, 2015. Our Friends and staff applied Mehendi on their hands on this special occasion.

Celebrating Independence Day 2015
Celebrating Independence Day 2015

On August 15, 2015, we celebrated Independence Day with volunteers from Brainstorm Force and Sparsh, A Healing Touch - Infosys. 


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.