Sishu Ananta Ashram established in the Year 1970.Pujya Pujaka shrimad Baba Baliaji Maharaj, a house-hold name in Odisha, being the founder of Sishu Ananta Ashram, At-Arilo, P.O- Sudarshan, Via- Kolar, Dist –Jagatsinghpur in the State of Odisha, India which is under the management of ANANTA BALIA TRUST, a philanthropic and charitable Non-Government Organization, is a great social reformer, a pioneer environmentalist and a champion of Democracy, apart from being a multifaceted spiritual personality.

Through its network of 62 branches functioning in different parts of India, is doing a lot of multifarious social activities. During natural disasters like flood, cyclone and fire to which the coastal districts of Odisha are very much prone, Pujya Pujaka shrimad Baba Baliaji Maharaj through his organisational network undertakes massive relief and rescue operations every year through the country-boats and large number of devotees-volunteers in inaccessible marooned area, to which the Govt. relief and rescue party could reach much later. Even in biting cold during the winter season, the Sishu Ananta Ashram under the guidance of His Holiness Baba Balia distributes blankets in a massive scale to the poor and needy ones every year to protect them from rigours of cold.

Being a pioneer environmentalist, H.H. Baba Balia has been ardently advocating for protection of forests, conservation of bio-diversity and keeping the environment pollution-free. He has undertaken massive campaigns several times to create mass awareness across the country for the above purpose, apart from planting two lakhs trees every year through his organizational net-work.

Besides, for promotion of culture and creating cultural awareness among the people, H.H. Baba Balia has been working as a great patron for revival and popularization of ‘Lokanatya’ and ‘PALA’ & ‘SANKIRTAN’, the traditional cultural forms of Folk dance mixed with music & lyrics and ‘Bhagabata Tungi’, the ancient centre of learning practically imparting non-formal education to the illiterates and adults, where the ‘Bhagabata’ was recited and the village community had to listen to it. He has also established an educational institution in the tribal District of Keonjhar, wherein residential free education is being imparted to the tribal students of ‘Juango’ community.