State Best NGO 2014

State Best NGO” in 2014 by Department of Labour, Government of Karnataka, awarded by Honorable Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister of Karnataka.

Glory of India

“Glory of India” through Global Achievers Foundation in 2016 for life time achievement.

Persistent Sanman

“Persistent Sanman Award-2018” from Persistent Foundation by Padmabhushan Dr. Mehta.

State Award 2017

State Award – 2017” by Women and Child Welfare Department Karnataka, awarded by Honorable Vaju Bhai Vala, Governor of Karanataka, for working towards the upliftment of children who are in need of care and protection.

Sri Sri Award

Sri Sri Award” from the Art of Living in 2013 for working with children.

National Youth Award 2017

“Prof, Yashwanth Rao Khelkar Youth Award” at Ranchi from Chief Minister of Jharkhand in 2017.

Dignitaries who spoke at opening of Nisarga Grama

Dr. Kripa Amar Alva, Chairperson of Karnataka State Child Right Protection Commission
Mr. Robert Clemens, CTO and Vice president, Kennametal Inc.
Mr. B.C. Rao, MD, Kennametal India Ltd.
Mr. Rajendra Hinduja, MD, Gokuldas Warehousing Cooperation Ltd.
Mrs. Emma Jindal, Director of Finances & Controller, WM Global Technology Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Dr. Shashidhar Prabhakar, Worshipful Master, Lodge Sainik No. 196, Freemasons
Mr. Giridhar Rajgopal, Senior Vice President, Country Manager, First America (India)
Mr. Solomon Devaraj, Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, AXA Business Services, Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Andrew Tanner, Director and Head of Engineering at Kennametal Inc.

What our donors are saying

Dear Gopi and Sparsha team, Greetings from CRY,

We firstly congratulate you for the good news and the good work you are doing for child rights in Bangalore,As fresh college student you started with SAFE & Paraspara – with your commitment, hard work and dedication Sparsha has grown to be a reputed organization for child rights in Bangalore.

Congratulations to you and the team and Sparsha, Best Wishes for Nisarga Grama,

Mr. Praveen Shivashankar CRY

Dear Gopi and Team,

We Congratulate you on the success of Sparsha in its reach to children in need of care, protection and education, and sincerely wish you in reaching your Mission of NISARGA GRAMA a facility for children that provides a home away from home, the right ambiance for growth and where they can enjoy their childhood.

I sincerely wish that Sparsh succeeds in establishing a model of this place to showcase how a child sensitive environment in an institution should be , but however only a transitory center that works towards a de-institutionalized approach.

Best wishes,

Mrs. Suchitra UNICEF India 

Dear Gopi and Team Sparsha,

Congratulations to you for taking up Nisarga Grama initiative so effectively and now trying to raise funds as well. We wish you all the best in your endeavors.

As Suchitra Rao has rightly mentioned, we are very hopeful and expecting a home which will ensure real protection and home away from home for those needy, disadvantaged children.

All the best again,

A.L. Rangarajan
Program Manager (Strategy)
India literacy Project (ILP)

Dear Gopi and Team Sparsha,

I met Gopi nearly 5 years ago. His infectious smile, persistence and “can do” spirit got me curious enough to investigate the possibility of sponsoring/supporting Sparsha. Once I visited Makaldhaama and I spent time with the children, my heart and soul were both convinced that I needed to be a part of this NGO.

Further, the transparency of Sparsha and the fact that the entire benefit goes to children with minimal administrative costs has driven me to bring in others to support it. All the best to the Sparsha team in making Nisarga Grama a reality very soon!


Varun Vijay Rao
President India
CIRCOR International

Dear Gopi and Team Sparsha,

We arrived in Bangalore on an ExPat Assignment just over a year ago. We always intended to become involved with a Charitable Trust during our three year stay in India. We were delighted to discover that our company, Kennametal, was already actively involved with Sparsha. We thoroughly enjoy working with the children, the helpers and committee members. We want to make a difference and with Sparsha we know we will.


Andrew Tanner
Director and Head of Engineering



Sparsha Trust founder, Mr. Gopinath R