CMDFW Grand Celebration Event 2023

EVENT: 2023 CHINMAYA MISSION (CM) DFW Grand Celebration Event 2023

When:   Saturday, May 6th, 2023

Where:  CHINMAYA MANGALAM, 10470 W. FM 744 Barry, Texas TX 75102

Time:    10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Cost:   $10/person to attend the event.

T-Shirt Cost: $10/person

EVENT DETAILS: Since this is the last event Swami Sarveshananda ji attends before moving back to India, we are combining following annual events:

  • Graduation: All graduating seniors will be conferred as Chinmaya Mission BalaVihar graduates for the school year 2022-2023.
  • Guru Vandanam: A tribute to the Guru Parampara through our offering to our beloved Swamiji – Swami Sarveshananda Saraswati as a token of acknowledgement of our indebtedness for his continual guidance for over 20 years. This will include Swaranjali, Nrityanjali and Vaadya Tarangini.
  • Walkathon and Picnic (Holi): A fun-packed event which has always been a hit with everyone alike – the young and the young at heart.


  • High-School Graduation
  • Lunch
  • Cultural Program
  • Appreciation and Farewell Speeches
  • Walkathon
  • Tea and Snack
  • Holi

CARTER BLOOD CARE VAN will be on site:

Those of you interested in donating blood, please use the registration link below to book your timeslot:


  • This event is open to all CMDFW members and their guests that are registered – see below.


Picnic team is looking for an accurate count to help with planning the event (especially in the area of seating arrangements, Food, Corn, Holi Color etc).

Registration Details: Use the link Chinmaya Mission – Registration System to Register Or use the registration link on the main page.

Please see the detailed steps towards the end of this email

We understand you are registering early, and your plans may change. We will refund your registration fee provided you inform us by midnight April 1st. No refunds will be processed after this date.  

Walkathon T-Shirts order: Cost $10/person.

T-shirts will only be available via online orders at the time of the registration.


  • While we need lots of volunteers, we are only seeking 1-hr time slots from you.

Please send your interest to

  • Middle & High School Children: Do you need volunteer hours?

During the Holi & Walkathon event you will have multiple options and lot of opportunities to earn volunteer hours. If interested send your request to



On Google Maps search for: Chinmaya Mangalam – Spiritual Retreat Centre

10470 W. FM 744
Barry, Texas TX 75102

From US-75:

  • Go South on Central Expressway US-75
  • US-75 becomes 1-45 S.
  • Take EXIT 235A (I-45 Frontage Rd in Navarro County).
  • Merge into the I-45 Frontage Rd
  • Turn right onto Hardy Ave.
  • Continue onto Forest Ln (Hardy becomes Forest right after N Beaton St) for 0.6 mi.
  • Turn right onto Dobbins Rd and continue for 2.6 mi
  • Dobbins becomes FM 744 at the intersection of State Highway 22.
  • Chinmaya Mangalam is on FM 744 on the right-hand side.

From TX-183 via I-35: · 

  • Take TX-183 E toward Dallas
  • TX-183 E becomes I-35E S.
  • Take EXIT 397 toward US-77.
  • Merge onto S Interstate Highway 35 E.
  • Take the 1st left onto Connecting Rd.
  • Turn right onto S Highway 77/US-77 S.
  • Turn left onto FM 55/FM-55.
  • Turn left onto FM 55/TX-34/FM-55.
  • Take the 1st right onto FM 55/FM-55. Continue to follow FM-55.
  • Turn left onto W Forgey St/TX-22/FM-55.
  • Take the 3rd right onto N Fordyce St/FM-55.
  • Turn left onto E Grady St/FM-55. Continue to follow FM-55.
  • Turn left onto FM 744/FM-744.
  • Chinmaya Mangalam is on FM 744 on the right hand side.


Thank You

2023 CM DFW Grand Celebration Planning Team



Following are the detailed instructions:

  • Login to the Registration system using the link: Chinmaya Mission – Registration System OR Click Registration on login and then:
  • Scroll down to the “Holi Picnic and Walkathon – Festivities at Chinmaya Mangalam” section.
  • Click on Register for the Holi Event then
  • Click on Click here to register online then
  • In the Quantity column, enter number of families you are registering. Note: column will be pre-filled for the member (your family) so you need to only enter the number of guest families you want to register for.  (To keep it simple, should we not ask for the total number?)
  • Click Waiver Document to down the waiver document and review it and forward it to your guest family. Please read and click the radio button above the text “Yes, I agree” to electronically sign the waiver form.  
  • Click Submit
  • Check all the family members that are planning to attend the event.
  • Click Continue
  • Choose whether you want to You also need to indicate if the family member is below 12 years old or not. Add your phone number. Please note that at least one adult has to accompany children. 
  • Click Continue
  • Review the information entered and the amount due.
  • Click Complete Enrollment and follow instructions to pay for the event.