Re: [Janshakti] Nature cure Ashram founded by Mahatma Gandhi - near Pune - looks very impressive
- Ravijee,Thanks for such useful information.I had been twice at Urulikanchan when late Balkobajee and Manilal Desai were running the centre and Dr. Sukhbir Singh was just a freshman at the centre. It was lovely place,lovely treatment and lovely people there. My father was cured there and lived for about 22 years after a missionary doctor of my city diagnosed that he would live only for 6 months!On that experience I wanted to go and have all kinds of nature cure treatments at the centre. But, I received very rude answer like yes,no, like govt. administratative response from the centre's employees on telephone. I gave up my efforts to go there and instead went some where else.Later on I came to know that the centre became like govt. administration with Gandhijees's name, but without Gandhijee(except mere GANDHI, the de facto head of the Congress govt.).----- Original Message -----From: Ravi NarasimhanSent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:30 AMSubject: [Janshakti] Nature cure Ashram founded by Mahatma Gandhi - near Pune - looks very impressivehttp://www.nisargopcharashram.org/Default.aspx home page visit all options.http://www.nisargopcharashram.org/Inner/InnerPage.aspx?PageNo=1
Introduction It was pre-independence period, when Gandhiji accompanied Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel to Pune for his treatment at Dr. Dinshaw Mehta's Nature cure center near Pune railway station. Gandhiji founded "Society of Servants of Gods" along with Dinshaw Mehta. While in Pune Gandhiji was deeply impressed by simple ways of Natural Cure. He thought cities like Pune have all medical facilities but villages do not have access to medical facility. He wrote an article in Harijan, "I made a mistake, I should have gone to the village to popularize simple ways of Nature Cure, therefore I want to shift."
Search began for a proper place around Pune. Late Shri. Balkoba Bhave, Dr. Mehta, Dr. Sushila Nair,Dr. Manibhai Desai came to Uruli Kanchan. To their disappointment they found that social atmosphere was not conducive for establishing a Nature Cure Center, but Gandhiji insisted that he wanted the village like Uruli, because unless he is able to improve condition of rural India, he will not be able to work at Delhi for independent India.
Gandhiji came to Uruli Kanchan on 22nd March 1946 at 16.00hrs. and stayed for up to 30th March 1946. He treated hundreds of patients with the help of Dr. Mehta, Balkobaji Bhave, Manibhai Desai , Dr. Sushila Nair and other disciples. On 30th March 1946, Mahatma Gandhi departed for Delhi for the final negotiations with British Government regarding Independent India. Gandhiji founded Nisargopchar Gramsudhar Trust on 1st April 1946, with the help of kind donations in the form of Land by local people like late shri Mahadev Tatyaba Kanchan. The team under the dynamic leadership of Manibhaiji preached sound health and hygienic practices and also studied various problems in rural areas and identified suitable solutions to uplift the rural poor.
NISARGOPCHAR GRAMSUDHAR TRUST Uruli Kanchan - 412202
District-Pune, Maharashtra (India)
Phone No. : +91-020-2692 6298/2692 6230
Fax. : +91-020-2692 6225