AT A GLANCE:
As the seventh-largest country by area, and the second-most populous country, India is praised as a vibrant multilingual, and multi-ethnic society. Despite all this, the country continues to face the challenges of poverty and corruption. No one feels this more than its children. By 2021, researchers believe the orphan population could reach 24 million.
Religion: Hindu (79.8%), Muslim (14.2%) Christian (2.3%)
Language: Hindi (41%), Bengali (8.1%), Telegu (7.2%)