Donate

India (Orissa)

Samar Pradhan

Rev Pradhan has ministered God’s Word in Orissa State for 30 years using Source of Light Bible courses. It is their earnest prayer and desire to reach all the districts of Orissa State with the Bible lessons and to make true disciples of Jesus.

Ministries

Bible Correspondence Courses
One-on-One Discipleship
Church-Planting

Contact Information

Sutahat Christian Sahi,
PO Box Buxi Bazar,
Cuttack 753001, Orissa State

India

Population: 1,220,800,359 (July 2013 est.)

Ethnic Groups: Indo-Aryan 72%, Dravidian 25%, Mongoloid and other 3% (2000)

Languages: Hindi 41%, Bengali 8.1%, Telugu 7.2%, Marathi 7%, Tamil 5.9%, Urdu 5%, Gujarati 4.5%, Kannada 3.7%, Malayalam 3.2%, Oriya 3.2%, Punjabi 2.8%, Assamese 1.3%, Maithili 1.2%, other 5.9% note: English enjoys the status of subsidiary official language but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication; Hindi is the most widely spoken language and primary tongue of 41% of the people; there are 14 other official languages: Bengali, Telugu, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu, Gujarati, Malayalam, Kannada, Oriya, Punjabi, Assamese, Kashmiri, Sindhi, and Sanskrit; Hindustani is a popular variant of Hindi/Urdu spoken widely throughout northern India but is not an official language (2001 census)

Religions: Hindu 80.5%, Muslim 13.4%, Christian 2.3%, Sikh 1.9%, other 1.8%, unspecified 0.1% (2001 census)