A group of friends in the year 2004 informally started Roopankan as a public library that was situated in a slum at Indore. This library remains open 24 hours, thus creating a unique identity of its own.

Roopankan is known in India and overseas as a centre for excellence in creating calligraphic posters. Roopankan create posters on poetry and also on progressive ideas related to right to education, right to food, water-forest-land rights, women issues, communalism and others.

Roopankan is involved in dozens of activities involving the youth in the fields of literature, peoples song, theatre, film exhibition, discussion, workshops, training camps and others. Roopankan run informal education centers for the children of the nomadic workforce prevailing in the city, who remain outside the ambit of school education.

Roopankan initiate publications and also actively participates for the betterment in the fields related to urban poverty, motor-less transportation solutions (for people on foot and cycle riders) and mass transportation.

Informal Education Centre

Roopakan work for those children who can't go to school through its informal education centres. These centers run solely on public funding and work among child beggars, child labors and children of migrant labors working in construction sites. These centers work on the idea that education can develop superior human beings. Apart from day to day learning the centers try to ensure that these kids get some kind of professional training in any field, such that they develop skills and can nurture their life in better direction.


48, Shankarganj, Main Road, Indore - 452006 (M.P.)
Phone: 0731 - 2454440