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.
What is our mission?
To foster a network of community based initiatives, striving to develop empowered leadership & healthy choices amongst marginalized & vulnerable populations especially adolescents, women & senior citizens.
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.
Training & Tech Assistance
Nada India Foundation contributes through information
sharing & skill building to the work of
government initiatives, NGOs, corporate
agencies, students, and the general public.
NIF offers articles, audio-visual material on topics
including addiction, adolescent issues, women’s
health, HIV/AIDS, auricular acupuncture, peer
counselling, trauma counselling, treatment, and
Nada India researches many areas including the
efficacy of auricular acupuncture in diverse
treatment settings. Further NIF conducts research
in areas such as child rights, substance abuse,
adolescent health etc.
Nada India always welcomes both national and international volunteers and offers a placement program in which to best suit the needs of its volunteers and its programming. NIF also welcomes donations - in cash or kind. Nada India Foundation is a registered NGO. All donations to Nada India are exempted from tax under section 80G of the Indian Income Tax Act.
Nada India Foundation is a pool of community initiatives (registered as well as informal initiatives). This network strives to develop an empowered leadership and healthy choices amongst marginalized and vulnerable populations especially adolescents, women & senior citizens.
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.
" Nada India started working in India under the leadership of Suneel Vatsyayan a practicing social worker in 2001. The sole objective of the organization was to promote inclusive non-pharmacological approaches and methods like Acudetox, peer counseling for protection and recovery.
Nada India advocates for balanced and healthy public policies to prevent, control non-communicable diseases, child friendly, gender sensitive and drug free healthy life style. "
Project Address Pehchaan : Youth 4 well-being, 25, Jyoti Building, II Floor, Near Govt. Dispensary, Chhattarpur Village, Delhi-110074, India Postal Address : 1073/A-2/ C-2 ward 1 Mehrauli, New Delhi-110030, India Mobile : 09810594544 E-mail : [email protected]
Alcohol Marketing in India: #enoughNCDs Suneel Vatsyayan*The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global Strategy identifies the importance of reducing the impact of marketing, particularly on young people and adolescents, as an important consideration in reducing harmful use of alcohol.It has been observed that alcohol use has escalated as one of the leading risk factors for global burden […]
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Vindhya Vatsyayan came to the 2nd Global NCD Alliance Forum as a youth delegate, eager to learn how to better represent the voices of those who suffer NCDs in silence. Today she is using the knowledge and inspiration gained there to do just that. Here she shares some of her key reflections.My father always keeps […]
Peer-Led Drug De-Addiction Initiatives in India: An Empowering Journey for an Identity Prepared with the support of Mr. Suneel Vatsyayan, Chairman Nada India Foundation by Alexander Hitch Volunteer, Nada India Foundation April 2014