NEW YORK, NY (TIP): Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development (CORD USA) is a secular not for profit organization that focuses on grass-roots development and uplifts the villages via programs in improving literacy, income generation, health and sanitation and women’s empowerment by reaching out to the poorest of the poor in India. The leader of CORD, Dr. Kshama Metre, a pediatrician by profession left her flourishing practice in Delhi to serve in the rural villages. She was awarded the Padma Shri – one of India’s highest civilian awards. CORD New York is a chapter under CORD USA and was started by two young individuals Chandni Trivedi and Gayathri Narayan after being inspired by Dr.Kshma Metre’s work. Both are the co-chair of the New York region and head the enthusiastic young team in NY. Gayathri is a Certified Accountant from India and MBA from Columbia Business School.
Chandni is an Engineer (Gold Medalist) and an MBA from India. She will also be pursuing her Master’s in the field of nonprofit administration from Columbia University. Both are highly dedicated and passionate towards the cause of CORD. Their combined vision is to not only raise awareness and support for CORD but help the local community in NYC through various monthly community events. CORD hosts various events through out the year. Recently CORD hosted an event for the celebrity bestselling author Mukul Deva at the Indian Consulate NY. The event was a workshop based on Leadership. The Consul General of India in New York Dnyaneshwar Mulay presided. He praised CORD for the community service projects being undertaken by the organization and said the Consulate will be happy to “collaborate” with organizations doing community service .
CORD had earlier last month held their Fundraiser “Salsa meets Bhangra” – a fun event for young professionals in NY.
To know more about CORD NY please visit the website: www.cordneyork.org