Meenakshi Sridharan (a) Thangam, NZ I had always wanted to volunteer in CORD. When I did get everything organised for my 1 year break to volunteer at CORD, I became quite apprehensive as to how and in what way I would be able to help. After my brief training at CORD Sidhabari, I was sent off to CORD Tamaraipakkam which is located about 35 kms North West of Chennai. CORD Tamaraipakkam gave me a holistic exposure to the true rural lifestyle in India. CORD works hand in hand with Chinmaya Mission Tamaraipakkam that has a temple, a free school, a free medical center and camp facility. The rural women, children, youth, farmers and differently abled are empowered through CORD’s integrated sustainable program. I was given the opportunity to work with the village women, children and youth which I thoroughly enjoyed. I am indeed thankful to Acharya Priya (Director, Cord tpkm) and the cheerful CORD team who went out of their way to make me feel welcome and gave me the proper guidance to be able
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25 schools - 6000 students - chanting competition on Vinayagar Agaval & Bhagavad Gita; July 1st week - Teachers orientation to teach; August 15 to September 30 - School level prelims - winners selected for district level competition; October 8 - District level finals - 350 participated; Thanks to all volunteers for making this project reach more children. Special thanks to the donors for helping us in preparing the learning aid. To Chant, Study, Know and Live is the grand vision behind the Chinmaya Chanting Competition.