Thanks for such useful information.
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!
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.).
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Sent: Tuesday, May 31, 2011 4:30 AM
Subject: [Janshakti] Nature cure Ashram
founded by Mahatma Gandhi - near Pune - looks very impressive
|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.
|Uruli Kanchan -
|Phone No. : +91-020-2692 6298/2692
Fax. : +91-020-2692 6225