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Chinmaya Projects
CORD - Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development

The vision of the CORD program is to harness human resources and enable the poor to transform their lives through programmes driven by themselves. Some of the services of CORD include

  • Mahila Mandals: Empowering Women
  • Yuvati Groups: Encouraging Self-Confidence in Young Girls
  • Balwadis: Nurturing children
  • Fighting Social Injustice
  • Yuva Groups: Channelling Energy Positively in Youth
  • Self-Help Groups: Accessing Financial Resources
  • Sustainable Income Generation for Women
  • Primary Healthcare Services
  • Rehabilitation of the Differently-abled
  • Natural Resource Management
  • Strengthening Local Self-Governance
Pujaya Guruji's letter about CORD

To read more please visit CORD

Chinmaya Schools and Colleges

"Don't just invest on the child, also invest in the child. 'Investment on' gives outer prosperity. 'Investment in' ensures inner unfoldment and lasting prosperity. True education is 'investment on' the child complemented with 'investment in' the child."

- Swami Chinmayananda

The Chinmaya Education Movement is one of Chinmaya Mission's most valuable contributions to society. From its humble beginnings in 1967 at a nursery school in Kollengode, Kerala (India), the Movement today encompasses over 76 Chinmaya Vidyalayas (schools), 7 Chinmaya colleges, and the Chinmaya International Residential School in India, and the first Chinmaya Vidyalaya outside India's borders, in Trinidad (West Indies).

In almost 40 years of establishment, growth, and expansion, the Chinmaya Mission's academic institutions in India, administered by the CCMT Education Cell (CCMT is Central Chinmaya Mission Trust, the apex body of the Chinmaya Mission Worldwide), have seen over one million students walk through their halls and graduate through their doors. In the year 2007, there were over 50,000 students enrolled, over 3,500 dedicated faculty members, and over 1,000 administrative staff members.

To read more please visit Education

Chinmaya Vijaya Orphanage (Oct 2008)

Chinmaya Vijaya is Chinmaya Mission's all-girls orphanage located in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh. Recently its strength has grown to 38 girls. Further construction is progressing well. As planned, the second hostel building, with a capacity to accommodate about 60 children, will be ready before the end of November. The third hostel building will be ready before the end of the year. The kitchen and the dining hall should be ready by summer.

To read about this and other happenings at Chinmaya world please visit News

Tsunami relief efforts (2005)

Chinmaya Mission centers worldwide, through individual donations and special fundraising events, have been contributing cash and kind to tsunami relief efforts in South Asia. The Mission’s relief work is vigorous in the areas of Sri Lanka, India,and Indonesia, providing aid in construction,sanitation, food, shelter, and clothing. In addition to contributions individually remitted by devotees,here are some reports of the support generated from Chinmaya Mission centers throughout North America (listed alphabetically, by city):

  • ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN: Mission members have raised $11,500 to support the tsunami victims.
  • ATLANTA, GEORGIA: Chinmaya Mission Middle Georgia remitted $1,500 and also received $5,000 from the Hindu Temple of Atlanta to further Chinmaya Mission’s relief efforts in South Asia.
  • CALGARY, ALBERTA: The members of Chinmaya Mission Calgary raised $3,751 for tsunami relief efforts in one evening.
  • COLUMBUS, OHIO: Chinmaya Mission Columbus raised and forwarded $1,350 to help the tsunami victims.
  • CRANBURY, NEW JERSEY: The center’s members came forward of their own accord to offer support. To date, the center has pledged about $20,000 for immediate relief.
  • DALLAS, TEXAS: As of January 31, Chinmaya Mission Dallas-Fort Worth collected $34,500 for the tsunami relief fund.
  • LANGHORNE, PENNSYLVANIA: Chinmaya Kedar’s New Year’s Eve program was dedicated as a prayer service and fundraiser for the tsunami relief fund.
  • LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: Chinmaya Mission of Southern California united to support the victims of the tsunami disaster and forwarded $12,396 to India, $5,720 to Sri Lanka, and $2,351 to Indonesia.
  • PORTLAND, OREGON:The total amount raised was $8,200.
  • SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA: On New Year’s Eve,Chinmaya Mission San Jose (CMSJ) conducted a fundraiser and Vishnu Sahasrana¯ma Pu¯ja¯ for the tsunami victims.
  • SEATTLE, WASHINGTON: Chinmaya Mission Seattle (CMS) members came together on New Year’s Eve, despite the short notice, and conducted a special satsanga to offer prayers for the tsunami disaster victims.
  • TAMPA, FLORIDA: Chinmaya Mission Tampa’s successful fundraising drive for the tsunami victims raised $10,000 during Swami Shantananda’s yajna.
  • WASHINGTON, DC: The response to Chinmaya Mission Washington Regional Center’s appeal for relief funds from its members was swift and impressive in its spontaneous magnanimity. CMWRC collected and remitted members’ donations totaling $40,000.

To read more please visit CMW News March 2005


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