The Bible Society work formally began in Shillong with the opening of a branch of the Calcutta Auxiliary in the year 1952. It became Assam Auxiliary in 1956 with its area of operations extending to the whole of North Eastern parts of India. In order to facilitate easier movement of Scriptures to the remote parts of the difficult terrain covered by the Auxiliary, a Scriptures Distribution Centre was opened in Guwahati in 1973 in a land gifted by CBCNEI. After the formal inauguration of the Aizawl Auxiliary in 1983 and Dimapur Auxiliary in 1986, Shillong Auxiliary now caters to the Scripture needs of the state of Assam and Meghalaya. The Shillong Auxiliary celebrated the Golden Jubilee during 10th – 12th November 2006. The Pohkseh Presbyterian Church hosted the celebration.
The Bible Society of India, Shillong Auxiliary we are constantly searching for new ways to share Bible message in Indian languages. In order to cater to the needs of the large number of illiterates, non-readers and neo literates we provide the Word of God in audio and video forms. We have also pioneered the development of a wide range of new Scriptures for different audiences like the visually challenged, terminally ill, victims of HIV, semi-literate and rural audience, hearing impaired etc.
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125 years of the Khasi Full Bible
The Bible has transformed individuals and communities across this Nation. The Bible has played a unique role (directly and/or indirectly) in the development of Khasi language and cultural identity. It’s been 125 years since the entire Khasi Bible was printed as one volume. And, it is definitely an occasion to celebrate.
The 125 years of the Khasi Bible was organized by the Bible Society of India, Shillong Auxiliary and celebrated at the Phudmawri Presbyterian Church on 3rd & 4th December 2016.
The celebrations were attended by over 150 members from the BSI branches. The special service was also attended by over 120 invitees. Rev.Dr. M. Mani Chacko, BSI General Secretary was the Chief Guest.
The BSI makes available the necessary scripture materials for its worship, nurture, fellowship and outreach.
Your active participation makes it possible to provide God’s Word to those who do not yet have it. You can:
1. Pray regularly for the work of the BSI
2. Distribute Bibles to others
3. Support this mission through your prayer, involvement and financial contributions
4. Observe the Bible Sunday in your Church’s worship service reminding your congregation the role of God’s word in their lives and the work of the Bible Society of India.
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“I have longed to read the Bible. Not just hear the Bible being read to me. I have been praying hard for a long time. I am happy that the Khasi Braille Bible is being released. Now I can read the Bible for myself”, said Sister Bertha G. Dkhar to the packed audience at the Dinam Hall, Shillong. It was indeed a joyous occasion for us and many like her, as the first Khasi Braille Bible (Psalms and the Gospel of Matthew) was released on 5th April 2018 at an event hosted by the BSI Shillong Auxiliary at the Dinam Hall, Shillong.
The request for the Khasi Braille Bible came to the Bible Society of India from the Khasi Jaintia (KJP) Presbyterian Synod. We are thankful to Rev. Phidolis Dkhar, Secretary, BSI Shillong Auxiliary, and the staff of BSI Shillong Auxiliary for taking up this project and completing it within a very short period.