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Kheroda Bose was the first person to be baptized as a Seventh-day Adventist in India.
Georgia Burrus Burgess was the first Adventist missionary to India (including present India, Pakistan, Bangladesh) and the first single-woman missionary of the Adventist church to a non-Christian country.
Nanibala Biswas, born in 1885 in a high caste Hindu family in Calcuta (Kolkatta), was the first non-Christian to accept the Adventist message in India in 1896.
Gerald J. Christo was the first Indian national to serve as Secretary and President of Southern Asia Division, and represents the transition from expatriate to national leadership at many levels—school, Mission, Union, and Division.
When in 1963 the East Central India Union stated that it could not afford either in terms of funds or personnel so many sections and cited a breakdown in progress, leadership voted to combine those sections that spoke the same language, a move that applied to the two Andhra sections, the two Tamil sections, and the two Kannada sections. The two Kerala Sections were joined under the leadership of V. D. Edward.
Roland Sylvester Fernando served as pastor-evangelist and executive officer of missions and unions in India, Bangladesh, and Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
Gujarat Conference is a part of Western India Union Section in the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists. It was organized in 1994 and its headquarters is in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India.
A group of people among the Nadars of Tamilnadu1 observed the seventh-day Sabbath before Adventists arrived in India. The group still exists as the “Hindu Church of Lord Jesus” and still observes the Sabbath.
Khasi Jaintia Conference is an administrative unit and part of Northeast India Union Section in the Southern Asia Division of Seventh-day Adventists.
Lasalgaon Seventh-day Adventist Higher Secondary School is a secondary boarding school. Established in 1919, it is located at Nasik District, Maharashtra, India. The school is operated by Western India Union Section of Seventh-day Adventists.
Kalapala John Moses served as a pastor, evangelist, college professor and adminstrator, and executive officer in the Southern Asia Division.
Mathi Daniel Moses served the Seventh-day Adventist Church as the first Indian national union president, as well as a pioneer evangelist, educator, and church administrator in the Southern Asia Division, along with Davy Pundiah, his wife.
Owing to the rugged hilly terrain and challenges of communication and travel, the Northeast India Union Section was the last corner of India to be entered by Adventists. In 2020 considered it is the most vibrant.
Northern India Union Section is part of the Southern Asia Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Northern India Union Section was organized in 1919.
The story of Adventist education at Hapur began with Milton M. Mattison and his wife Nora who arrived in India in 1912. By January 1917 they had settled in Hapur.
South-Central India Union Section is part of the Southern Asia Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. South-Central India Union Section was organized in 2001 and reorganized in 2003.
The Southern Asia Division (SUD) is an administrative unit of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. The territory was first organized in 1910 as the India Union Mission, then as a part of the Asiatic Division from 1915 to 1918. It was reorganized in 1919, and in 1920 it became the Southern Asia Division.
Southern Asia Tidings (published as Eastern Tidings from 1902-1917, 1920-1954; India Union Tidings, 1917-1919) is the official organ of the Southern Asia Division printed in English at the Oriental Watchman Publishing House, Pune.
Southwest India Union Section is part of the Southern Asia Division of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Southwest India Union Section was organized in 2000 and reorganized in 2003.