Chinmaya Mission Worldwide leader and a prominent Hindu teacher Swami Tejomayananda, became leader of CORD, The Chinmaya Organization for Rural Development in 1993. CORD is a nonprofit under the banner of Chinmaya Mission Worldwide that works to facilitate integrated, sustainable social help programs in local communities and in the Indian subcontinent through processes of self-empowerment and enrichment. Progressive in thinking and precise in decision-making, Tejomayananda has inspired and executed many notable projects including: the Chinmaya International Residential School in Coimbatore, the Chinmaya Centre of World Understanding in New Delhi, and the Chinmaya International Foundation near Cochin. Tejomayananda whose philosophy is, “…if we start any service, we should just go on doing it. Do your work, for work is worship, and work shows worth” has inspired millions worldwide with his talks, writings, original music, and poetry.