• 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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Diwali Celebration
Diwali Celebration

A team of volunteers from Brainstorm Force Team, led by their Co-Founder, Mr. Sujoy S. Pawar, organised a Diwali party for our Friends at Navkshitij Marunji premises. 

The volunteers brought cakes, soft drinks and snacks to share with the Friends. Our Friends witnessed the bursting of noise-free fire crackers. 

Eighth Annual Natyamahotsav
Eighth Annual Natyamahotsav

We organised our eighth Annual Natyamahotsav for special friends on October 7, 2015. Students from 13 schools for mentally challenged participated in the event. Veteran actress, Ms. Asha Kale was the chief guest.

Visit by senior officials of Tata Motors
Visit by senior officials of Tata Motors

Senior officials of Tata Motors Ltd, Pimpri, visited Navkshitij on October 3, 2015. They looked around the campus and got a peek into the various activities at Navkshitij.


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.