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The community of Navachethana Ashram was erected on 29th June, 1996 with the request of Most Rev. Ignatius Pinto, Bishop of Shimoga, to cater to the education of the children and faith formation of the Catholics. Channagiri is a semi Malnad area in the District of Davangere and it comprises of 284 villages with a population of 3 lakhs. The Catholic population is about 18 families spread out in various places.

It is a multi-religious locality. The existing problems are unemployment, migration of families for livelihood, exploitation of women, poverty, superstitions and false beliefs. The sisters reach out to the needs of the locality, through education, faith formation of the Catholic families, and through evangelization.