Factoid: A person from a high caste would rather drink cow urine than drink from a cup that was touched by a Dalit (low caste).
Total People Groups: 2,500
Unreached People Groups: 2,202
About the Center: India is a country of such vast cultural and language differences between regions that a second regional center was established (after the first one in Damoh in 1989). In 2003 Good News Productions, International partnered with North India Christian Mission to open a new regional center in Chandigarh, located in the northern Punjab region of India. This region shares a border with Pakistan, and many of the productions of the Chandigarh center are in the Punjabi language. Punjabi is common to the Sikh and Hindu people in that region of India and in the neighboring Kashmir region of Pakistan.
Some people have heard the name of Jesus for the first time through Christian projects produced by GNPI-Chandigarh. National missionaries in North India use many tools to spread the Gospel—radio, audio productions, and visual media are extremely helpful in reaching the hundreds of thousands of villages who are without a church or missionary.
In its first few years, GNPI-Chandigarh focused mainly on audio work. Audiocassettes that “sing the stories of Jesus” have been a great way to share the Gospel in this area, as thousands of people cannot read or write. They are currently moving into video production. New videos produced by this center will supply much needed Christian teaching.
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