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Volunteerism is one of the most selfless acts that we can become involved in. The Chinmaya Mission Pittsburgh Seva Group is a team of dedicated volunteers motivated to make a difference in our communities.

Events and Announcements

Chess Club and Tournament


Our Youth Seva volunteers have come up with a novel fundraiser. You can join the Chess Club and participate in a Chess Tournament! We have beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels taught by experts at those levels. Click here to sign up for online lessons (March 7, 14 1:30-2:30pm) or for the tournament on March 21st via A donation of $10 is requested for each. It is not necessary to take the lessons - you can just join the tournament if you wish. Winner gets $20 Amazon gift card.

Zoom Links : Beginner | Intermediate | Advanced

(Passcode for all the three meetings if needed :1234)

Class Notes : Intermediate

Contacts : Aarav Surapaneni | Smrithi Shyam | Arjun Golla | Kesar Sampat | Binu Jain | Hari Vishwanathan

My Ground Strokes Fundraiser


Founded in August of 2019 by Anup Nadesan (one of our CMP students) and Joseph Bonfiglio, MyGroundStrokes (MGS)  is a youth-led nonprofit initiative built to provide inclusive tennis-based instruction to children with special needs and financial hardship. MGS is raising funds so that more special needs children can join. Click here to donate. Every $50 donated can sponsor one new MGS student. Contact Anup at for more information.

WhatsApp Group

If you are a Youth Seva Volunteer, click here to join our WhatsApp group.


Youth Seva signups for 2020-2021 are now closed. If you havent signed up yet and would like to become a Youth Seva Volunteer, contact

Bake Sale


Details Coming Soon



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Chess Club and Tournament
My Ground Strokes Fundraiser

2020 Recipients

Aarav Mendon
Aarav Surapaneni
Adhitya Thirumala
Advait Kulkarni
Anup Nadesan
Bhav Jain
Kesar Sampat
Prateek Adurty
Prem Nadesan
Reva Mendon
Simren Jayaraman
Smriti Shyam
Sreethi Ramineni
Srishti Raviprakash
Urvish Jain

Congratulations !!

Presidents Volunteer Service Award Winners

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The President’s Volunteer Service Award is an opportunity to honor our most outstanding volunteers and recognize the impact they make.


15 of our Youth Seva students were awarded this prestigious award in 2020 in recognition of their volunteer activity.

PVSA Winners

2021 Seva Activites

Valentine's Day Cookie Decorating Contest

Youth Seva organized a Valentine’s day themed cookie and card baking/decorating contest fundraiser on Sunday, February 14th 4 to 6 PM.  Volunteers lead step by step on how to make the cookies, decorating, and judged! While the cookies were baking, kids decorated cards for senior homes!