Having served the citizens of Central Chennai for more than 30 years, Chinmaya Mission had to cope with wide development of the city beyond the then boundaries of Guindy, Madipakkam, Pallavaram and Tambaram areas. In order to meet these needs, a new centre Chinmaya Mission, Chennai South was formed in the year 1983 with its centre at Nanganallur.
What started then with a handful of Balavihars at Nanganallur, the centre has developed manifold. The activities conducted span the areas of south Chennai such as Guindy, Adambakkam, Madipakkam, Nanganallur, Pallavaram, Pozhichalur, Chromepet, Tambaram and Maraimalainagar.
At present 37 regular Bala Vihars with a strength of more than 2000 children are operating in the areas of South Chennai. Bhagavad Gita competitions are conducted annually in more than 40 schools with a participation of more than 8000 children. Annual summer camps named STARS (Study, Think, Achieve, Rejoice, Serve) are conducted for Bala Vihar children enabling them to learn values and richness of our culture through fun and creativity.
The Chinmaya Yuva Kendra in South Chennai is a budding group of 20 youth who learn the art of effective living through study classes and other events.
Devi Group comprising of over 300 women in 4 areas are involved in mass chanting and recitation of various prayers and shlokas.
Study group consisting of 100 members have frequent satsangs for spiritual knowledge and self development. They also propose and initiate yagnas in their areas.