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Publication and Library

Sikshasandhan places a high value on publishing books related to education and social change and reading materials for children. It believes that books can act as powerful change agents and can contribute meaningfully to the educational reform process. The books published by Sikshasandhan appeal to experts as well as to laymen. It has already published more than 90 books on education, autobiographies, biographies and books for children. It has also published books, communication materials in tribal languages besides Odia and English.

Bi-monthly magazine : Sikshasandhan brings out Sikha,a bi-monthly magazine in Odia, which carries articles on issues and problems related to elementary education in Orissa. It records the experiences of these who are voiceless or marginalised. It highlights the learning needs of the children of disadvantaged sections of society. It also carries pieces suggesting relevant and meaningful solutions to the crisis facing elementary education.

Quartely Bi-lingual Children's Magazine : Sikshasandhan also brings out a quarterly children's magazine (both in Odia and Ho language) which carries folk stories, songs, riddles, village histories, paintings and experiences of children.

Library and Reading Room Facilities : As a resource centre, Sikshasandhan accords top priority to building a well-stocked library. Its library contains more than 10,000 books, reports and journals. It subscribes to various national and international journals (37 in number), and has collected issue-based reports, statistical reports and a number of other valuable documents. It provides resource services to research scholars and social activists.

Chittaranjan Das Memorial Lecture

Sikshasandhan organises an annual lecture in memory ofProf Chittaranjan Das, an eminent freedom fighter, a brillianteducational innovator and famous Odia essayist, who was a great source ofinspiration for Sikshasandhan. The first memorial lecture was delivered by eminent scientist and Chairman, BharatiyaGyanaBigyaSamiti, Dr M.P. Parameswaran in 2012.The second memorial lecture was delivered by Dr. ArshiaSattar, a noted scholar and translator in 2013. The third memorial lecture was delivered by Dr. Ramachandra Guha, an eminent writer, historian and biographer in 2014.

Donate :

Sikshasandhan maintains a reference library in its secretariat office. Voluntary donation of books to the library are welcome.