1900s: Growth in Christianity Movement

After many tribals were converted to the Christian fold the former not only got the above-mentioned benefits under the strong leadership of the resourceful Christian Missionaries, but they had also got their religious leaders as well as those who guided their life and activities in almost every walk of life.
Besides regulating their religious life, they educated the people by opening schools and colleges at a few places. They gave all encouragement and facilities for education, revived and remodelled the village panchayat system and introduced various levels of panchayat bodies with a view to foster a sense of solidarity among the people.
They introduced co-operative societies, grain-golas (grain-banks), banks, mutual benefit, and arranged lectures on relevant topics for the improvement of agriculture and animal husbandry. They opened dispensaries and hospitals in their bid to improve their Congregation health and hygiene. They introduced joint-farming system, tried to eliminate social evils like drinking and opened vocational training centers and employment bureaus. They provided employment and did many other such things for the converts with a view to improve their socio-economic conditions.
At the village or congregation level, the missionaries introduced the leaders like catechist and panchs who were virtual guardians of the converts in religious, social or any other matters. Besides, these local leaders of the village, Christianity led to the emergence of several ranks of priests and religious authorities or accepted those already existent right from parish priest over a group of Christian villages to the Pope of Rome among the Catholics, while similar authorities in other parent countries of foreign Missionaries in case of Protestants with a number of intermediate ranks of priests or authorities in other parent countries of foreign Missionaries in case of Protestants with a number of intermediate ranks of priests or authorities who provided direct or indirect leadership to the converts in the form of preaching; lectures or counsels from time to time.

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