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राष्ट्रीय प्राकृतिक चिककत्सा संस्थान ‘बापू भवन’, मािोश्री रमाबाई अबेंडकर रोड,
(िाडीवाला रोड), पुणे – 411 001 NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NATUROPATHY
‘Bapu Bhavan’, Matoshree Ramabai Ambedkar Road, (Tadiwala Road), Pune – 411 001
ACTIVITIES OF NIN, PUNE for 2017– 2018
आयुष मतं्रालय, भारि सरकार, नई दिल्ली Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India, New Delhi
for 2017– 2018
एन.आई.एन. पररसर में महात्मा गााँधीजी का स्मारक
Naturopathic medical system is rooted in the healing wisdom of many cultures and times.
The principles and practices of Naturopathy are integrated into the lifestyle of Indians
which continues to grow and evolve, incorporating elements that advances the
knowledge of the mechanisms of natural healing and therapeutics. Naturopathy is a cost
effective drugless non-invasive healing system. imparting treatments with natural
elements based on the theory of vitality, toxemia, self-healing capacity of the body and
the principles of healthy living.Naturopathy has been evolved as an independent health
care system accepted worldwide.
The National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) is located at a historical place called “Bapu
Bhavan” situated at Matoshree Ramabai Ambedkar Road (Tadiwala Road), Pune – 411001.
It was run as “Nature Cure Clinic and Sanatorium” by late Dr. Dinshaw K. Mehta. During
this time Mahatma Gandhi stayed here for 156 days on different occasions. “All India
Nature Cure Foundation Trust” was established in this Centre and Mahatma Gandhi
became its lifetime Chairman and conducted many National and International activities
while staying here. NIN is registered under the Societies Registration Act., 1860 at New
Delhi on 27th September, 1984 and came into existence on 22-12-1986 with the aims and
objectives to propagate and promote Naturopathy and Yoga, to provide treatment
facilities for all kinds of diseases through Naturopathy and Yoga, to conduct research and
training and to establish a living Memorial of Mahatma Gandhi.Besides this, the objectives
also includes “in general, to fulfill the objects laid down by Mahatma Gandhi for the
formation of the All India Nature Cure Foundation Trust, namely the establishment of a
Nature Cure University towards the attainment of which the first step would be to develop
the said Nature Cure Clinic and Sanatorium as the nucleus and the apex institution of the
National Institute of Naturopathy with the object of creating from it a Nature Cure
University – which was one of the main objectives of Mahatma Gandhi in forming the said
During the year 2017-18, the Institute has extended its multifaceted in-house activities like Naturopathy OPD clinic /Day care IPD facility, where about three hundred patients are treated daily; eight regular yoga classes; therapeutic yoga (one to one for patients) section, health shop where organic health products free from chemicals are made available, treatment equipment and books on Naturopathy and Yoga in Marathi, Hindi and English are sold; Library with home lending as well as reading room facility for the public, Naturopathy Diet Centre where healthy food is served to the general public. Outreach activities like OPD clinic and Naturopathy treatment facilities at Ace Hospital, Pune are available. Organising Food Exhibitions, Naturopathy and Yoga Workshops, Seminars, lectures, Yoga demonstration, etc. for women’s group and other general public in private and Govt. organizations, schools, colleges, etc. NIN has a new well equipped with fully automated analyzers pathology lab, established in the premises of this Institute. Well- equipped Medi-Gym is available for the patients and general public on the basis of membership and Free Hydro-Reflexology track for rejuvenation is also available. NIN is running a sanatorium exclusively for HIV+ve individuals at Panchagani, Dist. Satara, Maharashtra, with intake facility of 20 patients. Patients undergoing Naturopathy and Yoga treatment are able to improve their quality of life to a great extent.
NIN publishes a bilingual monthly magazine ‘NisargopacharVarta’ in Hindi and English with articles on different diseases, Naturopathy treatment modalities, Healthy diet and food recipes, etc. which is highly appreciated by the readers. NIN has brought out 2ndEdition of the book “Naturopathy Food Concepts” on Naturopathic diet and recipes which was highly preferred by the public.NIN Published a handbook on Basic Yoga for Beginners, a book on Food Thoughts and Chronic Inflammatory Disorders. Published IEC materials like a book on Nisargopachar-Paddhati, Naisargick Ahaar, Swasthya and Yoga, Effects of Naturopathy and Yoga intervention on CD4 count of the individuals receiving Antiretroviral therapy report from a Human Immuno Deficiency Virus Sanatorium, Pune, etc. for free distribution. NIN has prepared a VCD on activities of the Institute. One full day workshop quarterly with demonstration of procedures on different diseases for general public in different Regional languages i.e., Telugu, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil, Kannada, Gujarati, Odiya, Bengali, Sindhi, etc. NIN conducts One Year Treatment Assistant Training Course (TATC) with intake capacity of 80 students with a monthly stipend of Rs.5000/- per head. NIN is providing Internship Training to BNYS graduates from different Naturopathy Colleges in India. NIN organizes Continuous Medical Education (C.M.E.) programmes and Research Methodology (R.M.) workshops for Naturopathy graduates and Orientation Training Programmes(OTP) for doctors of other systems of medicine. Ten such programmes of C.M.E./OTP/RM and four Women Empowerment Programmes were conducted during the year 2016-17. NIN participates in Arogya Exhibition organized by Ministry of AYUSH from time to time. During the reported year NIN participated in Arogya Exhibitions at Delhi, Indore, Chennai and Rajasthan. NIN participated in other exhibitions which include Pune, Delhi and Bhubaneswar. NIN, Pune celebrated the 3rd International Day of Yoga on Tuesday, 21stJune, 2017 by organizing various programmes intending to spread the importance of Yoga which includes Mass Yoga Session followed by various Yogic Asanas as per AYUSH Protocol like Standing Postures: Taadaasan, Vrikshaasan, Pada-Hastaasana, ArdhaChakraasana, Sitting Postures like; Vajrasana, Shashankaasan, Vakraasana etc. Kapaalabhaati, Pranayama and various other yogic exercises were performed by the participants, staff, students, officers and dignitaries, Krida yoga and Zumba dance, etc. at NIN campus as well as at different Institutions, Organizations, Schools, Colleges, in and around Pune, intending to spread the importance of Yoga and to create awareness among the public. Around 3000 people across Pune and Panchgani were covered during these celebrations.
NIN has Conducted two days NNFF 2018 from 17th to 18th Feb 2018 at Peoples Plaza, Necklace Road, Hyderabad. The programme was inaugurated by Hon’ble Shri. M.D. Mohamood Ali, Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana in the presence of Shri. C. Laxma Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Health, Govt.of Telangana, Dr. Rajendra Reddy, Director of AYUSH, Govt.of Telangana and Shri. B. Venkatesham, IAS, Secretary, Govt.of Telangana Youth Advancement, Tourism, Cultural & Backward Classes Welfare Department. Followed by the above programme they visited 50 Healthy foods & Organic product stalls. The Valedictory Function was held at 4.00PM on 18th Feb 2018. Shri Shripad Naik, Hon’ble Ministry of AYUSH, Govt. of India was the Chief Guest. Shri. Pocharam Srinivas Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & co-operation, Horticulture Sericulture, Seeds Corporation, Govt. of Telangana, Shri. C. Laxma Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of Health, Govt.of Telangana, were the Guest of Honour along with Dr. Rajendra Reddy, Director of AYUSH, Govt.of Telangana and Shri. Mamidi Hari Krishna, Director, dept. of Language and Culture, Govt.of Telangana. During this two-day event, NIN, has, put stall of free health check-up, demonstration of cold press oil and various recipes on natural food preparation, like various juices, salads, herbal tea,
etc. Participants and general public were given Nisargopachar Varta, and IEC materials free of cost for promotion and propagation of various healthy habits, treatments. Around 40,000 general public and students visited the stalls during these two days Food exhibitions. NIN organizes “Cookery Classes” every year at the institute. Preparation of variety of juices, salads, non-spicy oil free sabjies and main course food items are taught in these classes with demonstration and with full participation of the participants. During the year two such classes were conducted at NIN and around Pune city. The Institute observed Hindi Pakhwada in the month of September,2017 was observed from
Sept. 1st to 15th by this Institute during the reported year. During the Pakhwada different
competitions like Antakshari, Speech, Essay Writing and Hindi ShrutLekhan among the Staff,
Doctors and Students were organized. Hindi Workshop on Noting