"Be ever ready to serve others with your efforts, emotions, or knowledge, Serve selflessly. Let it be an outpouring of your inner faculties in service at the feet of the Lord." Such encouragement from Pujya Gurdev Swami Chinmayananda inspired CORD (Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development) and the Chinmaya mission Hospital in Bangalore to become the service wings of Chinmaya Mission.
Chinmaya Seva is about service that empowers. The book's inspiring pages outline the evolution of CORD and its comprehensive and holistic rural development work in the villages spread over different states of India. The book also traces the eventful beginning and the activities of the Chinmaya Mission Hospital in Bengaluru.
What began in 1985 as a small community-based rural health project in Sidhbari, Himachal Pradesh, is now celebrated as CORD, a movement to work with the people, to walk with the people, and to serve the marginalized people in society in a comprehensive and integrated way. What started in the early 1960s as small clinic in Bengaluru now brings exemplary yet accessible and affordable healthcare to all. The work and achievements of CORD and the Chinmaya Mission Hospital are offered as a heartfelt tribute to Gurudev.