Educational Contribution of the Catholic Church in the Karbi Anglong District of Assam: A Study among the College-Going Students of the District
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The arrival of Catholic missionaries to Northeast India and the establishment of many educational institutions coupled with their selfless service to the people of this place especially in the field of education brought about a tremendous change in the growth and progress of this region. Northeast Region which was considered backward in all sphere of life had the advantage of the catholic missionaries who were quick to understand the urgent need of education and set up several primary schools to begin their mission of education and societal transformation of the region. This article studies the educational contribution of the Catholic Church in the Karbi Anglong district of Assam, where the majority population belongs to the Karbi tribe. A survey conducted among the college-going youths of this district, using Google Form, clearly shed light on the educational contribution of the Catholic Church in the district. This study, however, is meant to be an eye-opener for those who are involved in decision-making and those framing the educational policies and prospects for future generations of youths of this region and to improve the quality of their lives. At the same time, it is also an attempt to understand better the significant contribution made by the Catholic Church, especially in the field of education to the people of this region.
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