St Ignatius Parish, Rengra

This Parish was started in January 1982 by Fr Joe Kalathil, SJ, the parish priest of Jhinkpani parish at the time, with the purpose of making high school education available to the tribal children to Tonto block which is one of the most backward and undeveloped areas of Bihar. Tonto block covers an area of 389.3 sq kms and has a population of over 52000 people living in 82 villages scattered between forests and hills. 78% of the population is tribal belonging to the Ho tribe among whom literacy is only 8.09%.