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An Overview of the Chinmaya Mission of Flint, Michigan

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Chair emeritus of the Hurley Medical Center’s Department of Radiology, Dr. AppaRao Mukkamala has worked as a physician in Flint, Michigan, for over 40 years. Dr. AppaRao Mukkamala balances his professional pursuits with his various charitable endeavors and activities with community organizations, including the Chinmaya Mission of Flint, where he formerly served as president.

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An Overview of the Chinmaya Mission of Flint, Michigan

  1. 1. By AppaRao Mukkamala
  2. 2. Introduction  Chair emeritus of the Hurley Medical Center’s Department of Radiology, Dr. AppaRao Mukkamala has worked as a physician in Flint, Michigan, for over 40 years. Dr. AppaRao Mukkamala balances his professional pursuits with his various charitable endeavors and activities with community organizations, including the Chinmaya Mission of Flint, where he formerly served as president. One of the more than 300 Chinmaya Mission centers worldwide, the Chinmaya Mission of Flint was founded in 1990. It promotes Vedanta philosophy and the teachings of the late Hindu spiritual leader Swami Chinmayananda, whose devotees established the Chinmaya Mission in 1953.
  3. 3. the Chinmaya Mission  In addition to conducting Bala Vihar programs for youth and weekly Vedanta study groups for adults, the Flint center oversees a variety of cultural, educational, and charitable activities within the local community. Each year, the organization celebrates Peace Day, which is held on Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, by promoting principles of nonviolence and overseeing projects to beautify Flint’s downtown area. In the past, the Chinmaya Mission of Flint also has operated free medical clinics to help individuals without health insurance.

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