Nihar Aarogya Mandir
Established in 1994. For several years, many patients have availed naturopathy treatment free of cost. Initially started at Bakarsha’s Wadi at Pirana, Ahmedabad. Then at Swaminarayan Mandir, Ahmedabad. Here also a large number of patients took naturopathy consultations and treatment.
In 1994 itself, at Sabarmati Jail, Ahmedabad, imparted Habits, Diet & Yoga training in an innovative and easy way to a batch of forty prisoners for three months while they were serving life sentence. In 2000, a centre for free naturopathy treatment was run at Preksha Vishwa Bharati Kendra (a Jain institution) for some time where a large number of patients had benefited. From July 2011 to December 2011, several villages in Kapadwanj Taluka were provided free treatment through Nihar Charitable Trust.
Be it Nihar Arogya Mandir or Nihar Charitable Trust, non affording patients have always received free treatment (or have paid a lower fee) and this shall continue in future also. For first two years, the treatment was provided almost at free of cost level. But free treatment has its dangers. It is die-hard human nature that free services are never taken seriously and some people even make fun of it. So, some practical re-packaging was called for. As the human nature is, the new packaging was accepted quickly and seems to work far better. Several booklets published by Nihar have been freely distributed (rather than being sold) and this has made it possible for the booklets and ANUPAN to reach more than 5,00,000 Gujarati readers.