Social Awareness and Rural Development Society -SARDS

The focus of SARDS will be to work with the poorest of the poor & marginalized peoples in specific in Northern Karnataka districts.

About Us

Social Awareness and Rural Development Society

The plight of the people, their hardships and lack of opportunities made these experienced social workers to think in terms of organizing themselves into a group which is from the area itself.

SARDS came into existence in 1996 and was registered in 1998 the same month under the Karnataka Societies. The focus of SARDS will be to work with the poorest of the poor & marginalized peoples specifically in  Northern Karnataka districts. During the year 1998 SARDS work has been helpful to the poorest of the poor &  Marginalized peoples as SARDS worked towards organizing them and providing them inputs to strengthen their abilities to shape better living. We are thankful to Foreign and Local donors and Government Departments for making this possible by way of providing grants to undertake various activities aimed at the above objective. 

Mission & Vision


to create opportunities to depressed people to over come, and enable the rural poor- including women, children and men belonging to marginal farmers the landless dalits, tribal people and unemployed youth and weaker section of the society – to move towards sustainable development, through an overall increase in their knowledge and skills in areas that directly affect their slandered and quality of life…nothing


Our mission is to provide just and equality to all and alleviating rural / slum poverty by promoting, community based institutions; with the focus on enabling the marginalized and weaker section of the society to participate in the process of development by strengthening their resource base and capability through improved knowledge and skills, to provide support to alleviation of poverty.

Our Activities



Senior Civil Judge suddenly visited the the Mudhol counselling centre, the Director of SARDS Mr. Suresh Kelagade is seen in the picture.


Board Members

Mr. Subhash Chitagupkar


Dr. B. Devindrappa Kattimani

Secretary, MSW, LLB Ph.D

Maralinga Hosamani

Treasurer, MSW

Mr. Arunkumar Gajare

Member MSW, Bed

Ms. Sangeeta

Member BSc Nursing

Ms. Sundramma Baskarappa

Member BA

Advisory Panel

Mr. Bhavanishankar KK


Mr. Bhagavandas M


Mr. Udayakumar Bekal


Mr. Sharanappa Manegar


Mr. G.M.Sangapure


Mr. Surekanth


Dr. Jagadeesh K


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Account Number: 34310928081

Bank: State Bank of India

Branch: Station Bazar, Gulbarga

IFSC Code: SBIN0007864


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Get in touch

Mailing Address

SARDS H.No.6/1,Gurukul Nivas, New Ghatge Lay Out Behind Bus Stand Gulbarga- 585 103. Karnataka, India

Email Address

Phone Number

9060040111 / 9845873208