|INDIA AT A GLANCE :|
- The biggest democracy in the world.
- More than one billion people.
- 28 states.
- 19 major religions.20,00 caster and sub-caster.
- 6,00,000 villages.
- 84% people live in villages.
- 70% people are illiterate.
- 5,00,000 villages has no Christian witness.
- Still open for gospel.
|ORISSA AT A GLANCE :|
|1.||Area||1,55,707 sq. km.|
|7.||Main spoken languages||11|
|8.||Number of Tahasils||114|
|9.||Number of Towns||103|
|10.||Number of Villages||50,972|
|11.||Number of gram Panchayats||3,830|
|12.||Number of blocks||314|
|13.||Number of districts||30|
|14.||Percentage of people BPL||66.4%|
|15.||Number of tribal groups||62|
|16.||Number of caste groups||93|
|19.||Total Christian population||6,20,000(app.)|
|20.||Total pin code areas||1104|
|21.||Total unreached pin code areas||887|
|SEVEN CITIES OF ORISSA :|
|Tribals List in Orissa|
|50.||Munda, Munda Lahora,
|6.||Bhuiya, Hbuyan||22.||Gond, gondo||38.||Kora||54.||Parenga|
|11.||Binihia, Binjhoa||27.||Kandha gauda||43.||Lodha||59.||Saora, Sever,
|13.||Bondo Poraja||29.||Kharia, Kharian||45.||Mahali||61.||Sounti|
KUI :- A hidden tribe in Orissa. They live in dense inaccessible forest. They have tattoo marks all over their bodies. (The tattoo marks are customs stated as to protect their women from outsider who come to take them by force or rape them. the Kui women disfigure their faces with tattoo marks so that outsider would not take them). To reach them you need to walk at least 12-15 km in dense forest from the motorable roads. Their total population is about 45,000.There we have to develop personal contact with young people and preach them so that they can help their own people. As some in the mountain range cannot read we have to work harder establish them in faith. There we have to start adult education classes for those people and also must use movie projectors. We will pray for a few video projectors and 16 mm projectors so that we can show some of very best video message from Derek Prince, John Osteen and Billy Graham etc and explain the messages to them.
SAVARA :- These tribal lives in the dense forests of Orissa, Andhra border. The people This area responded to Christianity very well. Here we have to train local young people and preach them so that this will increase the enthusiasm of them further .Had we sufficient land and building we can do much more and train many more. But in the rented halls it is difficult to accommodate even a few people .The house owners of the building asked us to vacate when they found out that we were training men in Bible and would be sending them to Outreach.
We are praying God to give us the money to have the land and building in that area with basic and simple facilities. Without these short term training centre we cannot grow and equip the workers.
BONDO :- The bondo tribals live in the interior forests of Bondopuda village which is about 95 km away from Koraput in Orissa. There are 20 settlements in the forests. Wild animals including Leopards, Elephants, Bear, Tigers also dwell in plenty in interior forests. Bondo's way of dressing is very peculiar .They simply put across the sheet of wood and piece of cloth in their waist. Killing and quarrelling are common in bondo settlements.
The bondo village hither to have a history of Brutal killing or perpetual ignorance, would one day become free. We see in faith the day that the savior of the world touch these villages by his great message of salvation.