The National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN)
The National Institute of Naturopathy (NIN) is located at a historical place called “Bapu Bhavan” which was run as “Nature Cure Clinic and Sanatorium” by late Dr. Dinshaw K. Mehta at Pune, Maharashtra. Although NIN came into existence on 22-12-1986 the legacy of Mahatma Gandhi with the institute gave it the eminence in the field of Naturopathy. The aims and objectives of NIN is 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. As an apex institution, NIN is progressing with the object of creating from it a Nature Cure University – which was one of the main aims of Mahatma Gandhi in forming the “All India Nature Cure Foundation Trust” on18th November 1945; the same date which is declared to be observed as Naturopathy Day every year by Ministry of AYUSH, Government of India
The Institute is providing free OPD consultation and provide treatments at a nominal fee for various diseases and is running a sanatorium exclusively for HIV+ve individuals at Panchagani, with free hospital, accommodation and food. In the path of developing, promoting and propagating naturopathy literature, NIN started publishing Nisargopachar Varta, a bi-lingual monthly magazine for natural health from January 1993 onwards and has completed 25 years of publication without any break.
NIN has a research desk which is actively involved in In-house research activities individually and also in collaboration with other institutes and have research publications in various National and International Indexed Journals. The Academic department of NIN offers various fellowship programs and skill development courses. The Institute also intends to start PG programs in Naturopathy and Yoga in the near future.
NIN is establishing Nisarg Gram, a project in 25 acres of land with 250 bedded Naturopathy and Yoga hospital and college of national standard and a Living Gandhi Memorial.