India

India is multidimensionally diverse in history, religion, politics, landscape, language, and customs. With India being the birthplace of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism, Sikhism, and influenced by the rule of both the Mughal and British empires, India’s layered history is an important element of what it means to be Indian.  This complex cultural topography provides visitors with an incomparable historical and spiritual depth experience.

Over the recent years, economic reforms have turned India into a fast growing economy. However, low-income areas abound, and high levels of illiteracy and malnutrition continue to affect social progress. Issues like these along with the caste system — the traditional social hierarchy of Indian society — contribute to the socio-economic valleys that exist within the population. India is destined to be the largest country in the world with the largest number of unreached people and people. Over 65% of the people in India live in rural villages with hardly any resources. Recent statistics indicate the population is in excess of 1.2 billion people, representing 1/6 of the world’s population. More than 500 million, or 45 percent of the country’s total, are 19 or younger, creating pressure on the education system. The literacy rate is 64 percent with most students dropping out before the 10th grade.

 

Our efforts in India strive to provide necessary services that improve the lives of those in India by working in accordance with Global Resource Connections Mission Statement.