Awards & Achievements

The work of Karuna Trust and Dr. H. Sudarshan has been recognized not only by the communities they serve but also by several state, national and international fora.

  1. Times of India Social Impact Award 2012

Karuna Trust was awarded the Times of India Social Impact Award 2012 under the Health-NGO category by the Times Group recognizing the zealous efforts of the Trust in serving the underserved and the poor. The award was presented in the presence of the Hon’ble President of India at New Delhi on 28 Jan 2013.

  1. National Accreditation for Quality to Gumballi Primary Health Centre

Karuna Trust managed Primary Health Centre at Gumballi has got national accreditation by National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) which is a constituent board of Quality Council of India. This has set a benchmark for quality service delivery for all our PHCs. This is the only PHC in the country to be NABH accredited after Gujarat.

Individual Awards of Dr. H. Sudarshan

  1.  Rajyothsava State Award, for social work – 1984. Government of Karnataka.
  2. Vivekananda Seva Puraskar, (National Award)- 1991
  3. Environment Award, Government of Karnataka -1992
  4. Dr B. R. Ambedkar Centenary Award, Government of Karnataka – 1992
  5. Karnataka State Award for Best Child Welfare Organisation (VGKK) – 1994
  6. Right Livelihood Award (Alternate Nobel Prize) Sweden -1994 By Right Livelihood Award Foundation.
  7. International Distinguished Physician by American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) -1995.
  8. Dr Pinnamaneni & Seethadevi Foundation Award Excellence in social work -1995
  9. Karnataka Jyothi Award – 1997
  10. Basava Shree Award – 1999
  11. Padmashree Award by President of India – 2000
  12. Human Rights Award 2001
  13. Mahaveer Award – 2001
  14. Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar Award for VGKK, Govt. of Karnataka – 2002
  15. Krishnadevaraya Award – 2002
  16. Devaraj Urs Award – Government of Karnataka, 2003
  17. Vivekananda Medal – Ramakrishna Mission, 2004
  18. The PHFI Outstanding Achievement Award (Public Health Foundation of India-PHFI) : 2009
  19. Sagar Award for Social Service : 2009
  20. Stood Second in the ‘Lifetime Achievement Award (BMJ Group): 2009
  21. Citizen Extraordinaire Award (Rotary Club of Bangalore): 2011
  22. Mahaveer Ahimsa Prashasthi (Mahaveer Seva Sansthan, Mysore): 2011
  23. Distinguished Alumnus Award (Bangalore Medical Collage ): 2011
  24. Swasthya Bharat Samman (Zee news ) : 2011
  25. Swami Vivekananda Award – Ramakrishna Mission, New Delhi – 2012
  26. Social Impact Award 2012 – Times of India.
  27. Mother Theresa Memorial Award 2013
  28. Chunchashree Award 2014
  29. The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, India -2014, Schwab Foundation
  30. International Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award -2015, Schwab Foundation