Srimaatha Award by Horanadu Annapoorneshari Seva Kendra


Persistence Sanmaan Award  by Persistence Foundation Pune


Best NGO Award for Child and Women Welfare awarded by Honorable Governor of Karnataka Sri Vajubhai Vala


Professor Yashwanth Rao Kelkar Award for National Youth Leadership in Ranchi from Jharkhand Honorable Chief Minister  Shri Raghubar Das


Glory of India Award from Global Achievers Foundation at Dehradun


Best NGO Award for Eradication of Child Labour System awarded by Honorable Chief  Minister of Karnataka Shri Siddaramaiah


Art of Living “Sri Sri Award” as Best NGO working for child and woman development awarded by Sri Sri Ravishankar


Kalasha Award from Inner Wheel Club Bangalore

Dignitaries present at the Nisarga Grama inauguration 2016

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.

Nisarga Grama

Well-wisher’s testimonials

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 Sparsha succeeds in establishing a model of this place to showcase how a child sensitive environment in an institution should be. Also, congratulate you for providing 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 the children in need.

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 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