Sahodaya, is a concept literally meaning `rising together`, it came into existence in the year 1986, to facilitate synergy of ideas among the school of CBSE, for excellence in education. Sahodaya School complexes is a group of neighbourhood schools voluntarily coming to share their innovative practices in all aspects of school education including curriculum design, evaluation, and pedagogy and also providing support services for teachers and students. It is a unique platform for all CBSE affiliated Schools to share their experience and to work jointly for scholastic and co-scholastic excellence.
In 1987, CBSE brought out a publication titled, "Freedom to learn and freedom to grow through Sahodaya School Complexes" (SSCs) which characterized "SSCs" as a voluntary association of schools in a given area, who through mutual choices, have agreed to come together for a systematic and system-wide renewal of the total educational process. In other words as "Sahodaya" signifies rising together, it identified six areas, to begin with, for collaboration amongst schools of its complex:
Human Resource Mobilization
Professional growth of teachers
Value oriented school climate
Vocationalisation of education.
It is an interactive platform for schools to deliberate upon the different policies and guidelines of the board and provide effective feedback on their implementation to establish new benchmark of qualities. A futuristic vision of schooling needs to embrace various section of society with a view to establish social justice in terms of providing equal opportunities. There is no doubt that much more knowledge is generated when a team or group committed to a common goal undertakes the task of re-modeling and re-fashioning in a spirit of caring and sharing. Thus, the C.B.S.E. has believed in the concept of caring and sharing which is the spirit that symbolises the Sahodaya Movement.