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Weekly Announcements

October 13th/14th 

Marathi Language Class at Saaket:

We are pleased to offer Marathi language class on Saturdays at Saaket.

Timing – 11:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m., starting Oct. 20.

Room – Dwaraka

Coursework will include –

  • Devanagari script
  • With this class, you’ll be able to improve your pronunciations in Geeta Chanting and Shlokathon!

Please send an email to Suchitra Rahalkar – if you would like to enroll.


Vijayadashami and Garba: You’re invited!

  • Vijayadashami pooja at Saaket – Thursday, October 18 from 7:30 – 8:30 p.m.
  • Garba at Chitrakoot – Saturday, October 20 from 7:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

– Registration is now open. Event open to CMDFW members and their guests

– We need volunteers for this event. High school students will get volunteer credits.

Please go to “CMDFW Home page – Weekly Announcements Section” for garba registration and volunteer links.

Registration link :

Volunteer link:



  • Elementary lock-in – 2nd thru 5th graders on 26th of October, 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. … at Chitrakoot.  
  • High School Lock-in – 9th thru 12th graders on Nov 2, 7:00 p.m. – Nov. 3, 7:00 a.m. … at Saaket
  • Middle school lock-in – 6th thru 8th graders on the November 3rd … 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. location tbd

Cost is $20 per child for all lock-ins, for us to be able to cover cost.  The event is free for Parivar members. Please register at with your membership login credentials. WE NEED VOLUNTEERS for all of these events! Contact: Lalitha Rajagopalan at


CMDFW annual banquet at Chitrakoot [Sat., Dec 1]:

The Chinmaya Mission D/FW annual banquet is on Saturday, December 1 at 5:30 PM at Chinmaya Chitrakoot in Irving. Please mark your calendars for an exciting evening, which will include a keynote talk by Swami Sarveshananda, a cultural program by Balavihar children and Chinmaya Yuva Kendra, and a banquet dinner.

  • This fundraising banquet will support our growth and help us serve more children and adults. We hope that you will participate.
  • Tickets are available at the Front Desk or online at at $100 per person. Please consider sponsoring a table for $1000 and bring your friends to the banquet.
  • We have complimentary child care on site for children 4-12 years of age.
  • For more information, contact Venu Menon at