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This paper presents a framework to explore the decadal experience of community participation for health system strengthening using Primary Health Care Approach in National Health Mission (NHM), Odisha. It traces the concept of community participation, its various facets, dimensions and application in the context of health system strengthening using Primary Health Care Approach. The paper tries to ascertain the scope of the community participation in National Health Mission (NHM), identify and highlight measures adopted for improving community participation leading to improvement in health system and health outcomes. Further it tries to critically understand how the decadal experience community participation efforts have been sustained in NHM, its challenges and way forward.