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.
Twenty eight Friends, accompanied by Navkshitij staff, parents and volunteers of Zhep Adventure Group went on a trip to Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary in Rajasthan. This initiative was conducted under the aegis of Navkshitij Adventure Club.
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.