Our Guiding Spirit
Dr. Neelima Desai
Founder President, Navkshitij
Few have demonstrated that it is not an event but our response to the event that shapes our lives. Dr. Neelima Desai was one such person. Giving birth to a mentally challenged girl, Aditi, brought her world crashing down.
Dr. Neelima did not react to the situation. Rather, she went on to make the best of the challenge thrown at her. This proactive response gave a purpose to her life.
Dr. Neelima launched Navkshitij, a home for intellectually challenged adults. A practising doctor, she had no prior experience in the areas of creating organisations, leadership, management, etc. Her purpose and relentless efforts together propelled her. She always led from the front. She put together a passionate, compassionate and skilled team of caregivers and administrators.
Navkshitij kept evolving through continuous improvements, adopting best practices and creating new benchmarks. Today, Navkshitij is a role model for other NGOs.
Dr. Neelima was a true leader. She not only built a great organisation but also created and nurtured a team capable of carrying forward her legacy. Now, Navkshitij is reaching new heights, having a significant impact on society.