Monday, April 18, 2011



Annual Thanks Giving Function

“I will make you exceedingly fruitful and I will make nations of you, and kings shall come from you.”
(Genesis 17:6)

Greetings in the matchless name of our Lord & Savior JESUS CHRIST. THE ABHUDAY FAMILY, a Jharkhand Students Association ORGANISING Annual Thanks Giving Function 2011.

Chief Guest – Prof. (Dr.) S. B. Lal

Venue – Dairy Technology Lawn,

Dated – 30th April 2011, Time- 5:30 P.M. onwards

Friday, February 4, 2011

Abhiuday One Day Retreat 2011

As like Every year, we are organizing a One day Retreat from Abhiuday family. and lots of things we have to do. There are many programs like Bible study, Alive worship, Skits, songs, games, quizes, etc..etc.....

We Welcome all Students of SHIATS to come and be blessed......

(we request our passout seniors for financial help because we are orgnizing that program by the self contribution of Abhiuday members....... so You can use bank account no given below)

Mr. Amit Vijay Kandulna

(General Secretary )


Ph No- 09005920111 (Allahabad)

E-mail –

Mr. Naveen B. Gari



Ph No-08853030049 (Allahabad)

Badal's Bank a/c no - 030455120577


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Thursday Meeting

All Abhiuday Members are requested to Come Thursday Fellowship with their Bible and Cheerful heart.Bring Your friends also.

Venue- Chapel of Brotherly Love
Day- Thursday
Time- 5:30 to 07:00 PM.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


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The Tribes of Jharkhand

ASUR :  A tiny tribe threatened with extinction.  Traditional iron smelters and metal workers.  Ancient metal relics discovered from Asur sites in modern times.  Still carrying out hunting, gathering and shifting cultivation. 
BAIGA :  A tiny tribe also found in other States of India.  Traditional priests and medicine men. 
BANJARA :  A tiny tribe which means forest wanderer. 
BATHUDI :  A tiny tribe mostly found in Singhbhum District.  They make ropes, collect and sell forest produce and filter gold dust from the river Subarnarekha.  They also work as casual labourers. 
BEDIA :  Modestly large tribe.  They are settled agriculturist.  They are also engaged in selling fire-wood, collect shellac and other forest produce.  In the cities they work as casual labourers and rickshaw pullers.
BINJHIA :  Very small tribe.  They are settled agriculturists but also work as wage labourers in mines and quarries.
BIRHOR :  Bir means jungle and hor means man.  Traditionally they were nomadic but now settled in Ranchi, Gumla and Hazaribag Districts.  They are threatened by extinction.  They are still mostly landless and earn their living by rope making, hunting, gathering and fishing.  At certain places the government has constructed huts for them which they do not find suitable.
BIRJIA :  A tiny tribe.  Birjia means fish of the jungle.  For a living they are engaged in shifting cultivation, wage labour, selling fire-wood, basketry and iron work.
BHUMIJ :  A modestly large tribe which means son of the soil.  They are basically agriculturists.  Some anthropologists describe them as the hinduised section of a larger tribe called Mundas.
CHERO :  A modestly large tribe living in Palamau.  They are settled agriculturists.
CHIK BARAIK :  Traditional weavers now taken-up agriculture for living. 
GOND :  Found in many States but are concentrated in South Jharkhand.  They maintain economic relationship with other tribes such as Kharias and Oraon.
GORAIT :  A tiny tribe.  The traditional drum beaters, now taken up agriculture for living.
HILL KHARIA :  A tiny tribe on the verge of extinction.  
HO :  A large tribe, cognate  of the Mundas and Santals living in Kolhan.  They are settled agriculturists.  Traditionally they are well-known for their fighting prowess.
KARMALI :  A small tribe, the traditional makers of iron utensils and implements.
KHARIA :  A large tribe divided into different groups engaged mainly in cultivation.
KHARWAR :  A large tribe mostly found in Palamau.  They consider themselves as a mercenary warrior caste, now settled agriculturists.
KISAN :  It means peasant cultivator.  They mostly live in Palamau and Orissa.  Some people believe they are an offshoot of Oraons.
KORA :  Kora means earth digging.  At present they are engaged in agriculture, share cropping, wood cutting and construction work.  A small tribe.
KORWA :  It also means earth digging.  They are found in several States.  In Jharkhand they are found in Palamau and Gumla Districts.
LOHRA :  A large tribe.  They are the traditional blacksmiths.  Now they have taken up agriculture but black smithy remains the subsidiary occupation.
MAHLI :  The traditional artisans of bamboo work and basket making.
MALPAHARIA :  They are found in Santal Parganas.  Traditional hunters and shifting cultivators.  Now settled agriculturists.
MUNDA :  One of  the largest tribes.  Munda means headman of a village.  Rev. John Baptist Hoffmann S.J. (1857-1928) wrote his voluminous work "Encyclopaedia Mundarica" in 16 volumes.  Settled agriculturists.  They developed the Parha system of Government which is basically a confederacy of village governments.
ORAONS :  Call themselves Kurukh.  One of the large tribe.  Land is the main economic source.  They follow the Mundas in traditional government.
PAHARIA :  Traditional slash and burn cultivation now work as agricultural labourers, basket makers along with hunting and gathering.
SANTAL :  The third largest tribe of India.  They have developed their own writing script "Olchiki".  Mainly agriculturists, they take a keen interest in modern politics.
SAURIA PAHARIA :  Mainly cultivators,  live in Santal Pargana.
SAVAR :  Tiny population, live in several States.     


The Adivasis of Jharkhand

The nascent State of Jharkhand was born on 15th November 2000 out of Bihar State in India.  It has a total population of about 26 million people.  Its total land area covers around 80,000 Sq.Kms. of plateau of uneven topography.  It is literally a mine of all the important minerals and forest resources of the country.  This has led to industrialization at a very fast space.
There are more than 30 distinct Adivasi communities listed as "scheduled tribes" living in Jharkhand.  Among them the most dominant communities are  the Santals, the Oraons, the Mundas, the Hos and the Kharias.  All these have their distinct language and culture.  These major tribes are all settled agriculturists.
Jharkhand has a distinct identity historically.  Jharkhand is a name given by the Mogul Emperors when they came in contact in the 15th century.  It means a forest tract because at the time it was a dense forest of majestic sal tree full of wild animals including elephants, tigers and snakes.  Historically the region was administratively divided into 4 areas : the Santal Parganas, Chotanagpur, Kolhan and Palamau all of which may have originated from the self governing village councils. 
In the course of time people from outside came as traders and service holders in the traditional system of government.  With them came much of the cultural influence and values.  But it was during the British administration that the people got uprooted from their land  because the administration gave recognition to those rights on land which were  supported by documents issued by it. 
The Adivasis of Jharkhand still cherish the aspiration for a decentralized governing system in which each citizens will have an equal rights over the decision making process.  However, things have changed and there is uphill task despite the birth of a new State of Jharkhand. 

Sunday, February 28, 2010

SHIATS Sports Day

Finally The Pink Panthers were the Champions this year.
Many members of Abhiuday participated enthusiastically.This time it were the boys who shook their feet for giving the Traditional dance in the field,hence proving they are nothing less than girls in this area.There was a whole fleet of cheerful people,each one encouraging their house members. There was a power packed performances in the field by 1st year students.But this was just the beginning.We wish they scale more heights in the days to come.
A quick glance of the event:

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

AGRI-FEST highlights

One of the biggest events at SHIATS...colorful and cultural,full of entertainment..

Wednesday, February 17, 2010