Nada India has been creating the spaces and nurturing diverse networks of community-based initiatives amongst the marginal and most at risk populations in the urban contexts of the metros as well as in the tier two and three towns. Through its capacity building work Nada India has enabled the vulnerable youth, male and female and the adolescents as well to make choices for healthy ways of living. Nada India has also included in its programmes senior citizens and women from the “urban villages” in the areas of the National Capital Region. Gender equity is a strategic objective of Nada India in its vision for a Gender Equal and Just society. Additionally, Nada India works under the framework of the Convention of the Rights of Children, CRC, with male and female children and adolescents through the Young India Network for Good Health.
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Nada India advocates for balanced and healthy public policies to prevent, control non-communicable diseases and promotes child friendly, gender sensitive and drug free healthy lifestyles.
Nada India has been working with multidisciplinary teams and diverse expert networks like Healthy India Alliance, Young India Network for Good Health, National Association of Professional Social Workers in India, NCD Alliance, World Federation Against Drugs and Global Health Council and Movendi International. This approach has facilitated wider outreach in the field and advocacy platforms for policy recommendations.
Today, our vision has grown and under Suneel Vatsyayan, founder of the Nada India Foundation (NIF), the organisation is working with a number of issues and among a variety of groups, ranging in age, gender, and class to promote health, child and adolescent rights, and drug-free lifestyle. NIF is involved in a number of programs that serve a range of members of society in innovative and effective ways such as through the use of interactive media in the hands of still hidden voices.
- Environmental Concerns
- Self-help based
- Barrier free services
- Child rights & responsibilities
- Use of interactive media
- Gender sesitivity
In 1999, Nada started working in India under the supervision & leadership of Dr. Michael O. Smith with the objective of making barrier free addiction treatment & well-being issues available across communities. Nada acts as an initiator, facilitator and supporter for community initiatives working towards a gender sensitive, child-friendly world where barrier free services are available to all.
Focal Point -Capacity building & Inclusion
Acudetox & NCDs Trainer
State Coordinator- Himachal Pradesh
State Coordinator- Haryana
Facilitator Act on NCDs Interns
NCDs Peer educator
Today, our vision has grown and under Suneel Vatsyayan, founder of the Nada India Foundation (NIF), the organization is working with a number of issues and among a variety of groups, ranging in age, gender, and class to promote health, child and adolescent rights, and drug-free lifestyle. NIF is involved in a number of programs that serve a range of members of society in innovative and effective ways such as through the use of interactive media in the hands of still hidden voices..
Ban on liquor in different states of the country has not produced desired results as the decision was not "participatory" in nature and "forced" people to get involved in illegal production and consumption of liquor, experts believe. Suneel Vatsyayan, chairman of Nada India Foundation, which works for betterment of the alcohol and drug addicted, told IANS: "A ban on alcohol needs public participation and campaigning. It must not just be a one man's decision or a political agenda."
"Having a blanket ban does not work often, but doing away with liquor phase wise would help the state machinery to understand the need and reaction of prohibition," Vatsyayan said, adding that the Kerala example could help other states in dealing with the social problem destroying number of poor families.
"What children don't realise is that marijuana is a gateway drug. It's the doorway to higher, stronger and more dangerous drugs," says Suneel Vatsyayan, psychotherapist and director of Delhi-based Nada India Foundation that works on child-related issues. A child hooked to marijuana will eventually get bored of its subtle effects and will want to move to something harder like cocaine or heroin.
...Mr.Vatsyayan says Goyal realised that his depression was stemming from the virtual world he had started living in. Goyal has currently left Facebook. Vatsyayan says though he is on a sabbatical, or a detox, from social media, he expects him to return to it soon, hopefully after he "recovers". Goyal was lucky to have recognised the source of his problem. There are many who do not....