Hatia is a small town and railway station in Ranchi district, Jharkhand, India. It is adjacent to Ranchi, the capital of Jharkhand. One of the premier technical institutions in the field of Metallurgical engineering, the National Institute of Foundry and Forge Technology, is situated here. Hatia Station, station code HTE, is the railway station serving the capital city of Ranchi in the Ranchi district in the Indian state of Jharkhand.
Mother Rene’, the Provincial superior of the Eastern Province approached Archbishop of Ranchi, Most Rev. Telespore P.Toppo in 1989 to have a transit cum students’ study house in Ranchi. The permission was granted and a small house was bought in Burdwan compound. The pioneers were : Srs. Sabina Kurien, Clotilda D’Souza & Lizy James. This house was shifted to Hatia, Hesag in 1996 and the purpose was transit cum students’ study house, candidates House and school to sustain ourselves and become self reliant. The pioneers were: Srs. Clotilda D’Souza, Elza, Cecily & Rita Tigga.
Hatia is the Provincialate community for the Northern Province from 2003. Northern Province was erected in 2003 comprising of Sr. Christine – Provincial Superior, Sr. Sabina- vice Provincial resided in Hatia. The school was just budding and now it has blossomed well.
We belong to Christ the King Parish, Hesag, run by the Salesian fathers. We give active collaboration in all the Pastoral activities. We also have an ICSE co-education school with around 1700 students and 72 staff on the roll. The school has successfully sent out eleven batches so far. The school is considered as one of the best schools in Ranchi catering to middle class and lower middle class families. Another major apostolate of the community over the years has been candidacy. We have candidates coming from Jharkhand, Orissa and Chatisgarh.
The community has a vibrant presence. We contribute our share to the church through our active participation and family visits. There exists a cordial relationship with the Parish fathers and us. The Province has 118 sisters and 18 communities spread out in 6 states. Hence the community becomes always the focal point for a lot of meetings and discussions. We have made our presence felt in this locality with the service that we provide through the school too. St. Charles Sisters are known for hard work and dedication. Loving compassionate service to the society comprising a vast number of tribal populations makes our school unique in this locality. The house is always filled with the lively presence of young candidates who later become the pride of our Province as future sisters.
The community is financially stable as of now with the income coming in from the school. People catered to are Tribals our major beneficiaries. We cater to all sections of the society without any discrimination. As days pass by, we will have still greater role to play in the life and mission of the church if God permits.