History The Bible Society of India initially started as a Development Office at Jabalpur in 1985 and considering the need of the Christian community, the Madhya Pradesh Auxiliary was established on 1st November 1986.
The Auxiliary played an effective role in the Translation of “Creation Story” into Bison-Horn Madiya, Halbi, Gondi and Dhurwa, a popular tribal language of Western part of Bastar and adjoining regions of Orissa. St. Luke’s Gospel was translated in Bhili language. Thereafter the Auxiliary continued to grow despite many struggles. “The Life of Christ” Cassettes and CDs were produced in Pandvani and the Auxiliary moved to its own Bible Bhawan in 2007. The Auxiliary, having 35 active branches is constantly growing. To involve all section of Society various wings are formed at Auxiliary level, like the Women’s Wing, Teachers’ Wing, Medical Wing and Youth Wing.
Projects And Programs : Though Hindi is the main language spoken in this area, the tribals who constitute 37% of the population speak 80 different languages and dialects like Gondi, Halbi, Bhili, Chhattisgarhi, Korku and Nimari. The Auxiliary has taken the initiative in the translation of Gondi Bible under the Gondi Project in collaboration with ELC in Chhindwara.
In recognition of the need to reach out to the people who cannot read, audio Scripture are being produced. The Auxiliary produced the CD “Mera Rab Mera Charwaha” in 2009 and another CD “Bharpoor Jeewan” in 2011. Through AVM products the Auxiliary is trying to reach the illiterate and several physically challenged people.
Contact : If you are interested in procuring Bible and other Scripture items in Print and Audio media, please contact :
The Auxiliary Secretary
Bible Society of India
Beside 'JESU' Mission Press Compound,
Jabalpur 482 001
Ph : 0761-2622255, 2620165
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com