• 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 friends – 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 friends. Dr. Neelima Desai and the organisers discussed the need to set up a center for mentally challenged persons. 

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16th Foundation Day
16th Foundation Day

Navkshitij celebrated its 16th annual day on December 7, 2019 at the Marunji premises. Dr. Satish Desai, Founder of Punya Bhushan Award and Ex-Deputy Mayer of Pune and Dr Sharad Kunte, Chairman of Deccan Education Society had been invited as the chief guest and guest of honor. 

Trek to Nilkanteshwar, Panshet
Trek to Nilkanteshwar, Panshet

We took our special friends to Nilkanteshwar for this month's trek. Nilkantheshwar is a popular place located on the hill, near Pune. 

It has a temple of Lord Shiva, called 'Nilkantheshwar'.

Group of students from IIM visited Navkshitij
Group of students from IIM visited Navkshitij

Today, a group of students from IIM visited NAvkshitij and interacted with the Special Friends at Marunji. The visit was followed by the campus trail, workshop visits, and sports activities.


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.