Annaprasadm and Sanitation Services Hailed

Tirumala, 1 Feb. 20: A record number of over two lakh pilgrims has turned out for Radhaspathami event in Tirumala on Saturday. TTD has successfully overcome yet another big challenge of organizing this one day brahmotsavam which is also known as Surya Jayanthi by making elaborate arrangements to pilgrims for the big fete, which has one immense appreciation from devotees.

TTD EO Sri Anilkumar Singhal along with Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy inspected the galleries and interacted with the pilgrims and volunteers personally to know whether the amenities that are being provided by TTD have reach even the last pilgrim or not. The devotees hailed the services of TTD including the uninterrupted serving of Annaprasadam, buttermilk and distribution of water in galleries and also poured laurels on the impeccable services of Srivari Sevakulu and scouts. 

Meanwhile, to enable that all services reach every pilgrim, TTD has deployed 23 senior officers to supervise each mada street. Likewise, 215 more employees have also been drafted to take care of the amenities of the pilgrims. The entire exercise by TTD has resulted in a successful completion of the big religious event.

The Annaprasadam wing of TTD under the instructions of DyEO Sri Nagaraja and in the direct supervision of Catering Officer Sri GLN Sastry, had provided six lakh servings in Annaprasadam consisting of different menu including Upma, Pongal, Semiya Upma, Pulihora, Sambar rice, Bisibela Rice, Tomato Rice besides giving tea, coffee, milk, buttermilk to the devotees. 240 catering staff, 600 sulabh staff, 1000 Srivari Seva volunteers rendered services to pilgrims.

While in Health department, around 1000 sanitation staff, 700 srivari sevakulu offered services to pilgrims under the directives of Health Officer Dr RR Reddy and in the supervision of Unit Officer Sri Srinivasa Murthy. Nearly 20 tonnes, of waste has been lifted from four mada streets as soon as the annaprasadam servings are completed.

TTD Vigilance under the instructions of CVSO Sri Gopinath Jatti in co-ordination with police under the supervision of Tirupati Urban SP Sri Gajarao Bhupal have offered security cover to pilgrims and streamlined the pilgrim crowd without a mark of incident. 

On the other hand, under the stewardship of CMO Dr Nageswara Rao, in the supervision of Medical Superintendent Dr Narmada, 10 doctors, 22 paramedical staff have been drafted to offer medical services to pilgrims in the case of emergency in four mada streets. Apart from this four 108 ambulances and two TTD ambulances were also pressed into service.

About 16 cultural troupes with over 300 artistes presented kolatam, chekka bhajans, pandari bhajans, portrayed the guises of deities, presented Mayura Nrityam under the supervision of HDPP Secretary Acharya Rajagopalan.


TTD EO Sri Anil Kumar Singhal and Additional EO Sri AV Dharma Reddy thanked every employee, volunteers, scouts, Bhajan troupes, vigilance sleuths, police who made the Radhasapthami event a huge success in spite of heavy turn out of pilgrims for the festival on Saturday.

They thanked the pilgrim devotees for making the prestigious religious event a humongous success by co-operating with TTD.

TTD Board members including Sri Sekhar Reddy, Sri Muralikrishna, Smt V Prashanti, Dr Nichita, Sri Venkata Prasad Kumar, Sri Vaidyanathan Krishnamurthy, Sri B Karunakar Reddy also took part in the Radhasapthami festival.

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