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Hope Is Where the Heart Is

At Swari, we work with communities of Artisans who are known for the magic they bring through their work, since times immemorial, yet are fighting for existence in the current times. We work to make their work relevant to the needs of people at this point in time. From modern designs, newer machines to community wellbeing and lesser socio-economic problems. Swari takes a holistic approach to preserve and promote the art, that the communities in Ramanagara and Channapatna have been known for.
We are Silk & Wood Arts Research Institute.



Meaningful Work. Unforgettable Experiences.

S.W.A.R.I is in the business of changing and shaping lives. The work we do at our Non-Profit Organization is aimed at providing a 360 degree approach to solving some of our society’s biggest challenges. We make sure our partners are empowered by creating opportunities for individuals and Silk and Wood Arts communities.

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We are bringing a bit of Christmas cheer to the lives of children battling cancer with the collaboration of Bhoomika Trust and rescued children in the care of the wonderful team at Prerana Anti-Human Trafficking who are working tirelessly to end second generation trafficking of women and children. We are also happy to have partnered with Chaitanya Kul Adari Community and Learning Center, ZERO Foundation, Prabhavathy Foundation and government school children in the villages of Ramanagaram, Karnataka.


We set up the SWARI's Langar Kitchen in a school (Tippu Cambridge School) premises in Ramanagara. We cooked in extremely hygienic conditions and gave out over 300 meals a day, as we didn't want to have a maximum cap of meals that we could deliver per day. We have currently paused this project, but we'll definitely get back soon.


Since Ramzan 2020 began, we have given out FREE Iftaar Packages for the needy, 300 packages per day. Each package contained 25g of dates, a mix of 3 cut fruits which is about 400g, a bakery savoury and a 200ml pack of flavoured milk.
We distributed these packets throughout the month of Ramzan 2020, in Ramanagara, Karnataka.



Swari (silk and wood arts research institute) is a non profit organization based in Ramnagara, Karnataka, India. It works to improve the living conditions of silk and wood artisans in Ramnagara and Channapatna.

We take the approach of community development and rehabilitation. Given the pandemic and lockdown happening across the country and the world,   SWARI is empowering the community of woodworkers to produce and distribute locally produced handicrafts in an environmentally sustainable manner.

It recognizes that community has to support education, health and capacity building of children and women through workshops and learning centers, financial aid, scholarships, and documentation.

We believe that when the community participates in their own growth, development becomes inclusive and democratic.



Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of S.W.A.R.I. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.



Head of Partnerships.

He considers himself a small man, dreaming about making big differences. Ajit Babu is one of our co-founders and he is a disability rights activist, TEDx speaker, Green energy enthusiast and a Crisis response expert. He is also a great networker. You can write to him at