Tirupati: Non-Hindu devotee denied room

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Dec 2, 2017, 10:45 am IST
Updated Dec 2, 2017, 10:50 am IST
The monthly dial your EO programme held at the Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Friday.
The EO answered 23 callers from across the country on various issues. (Representational Image)
 The EO answered 23 callers from across the country on various issues. (Representational Image)

Tirupati: An ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara complained to the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam EO that he was denied accommodation in Tirumala as he was not a Hindu. The monthly dial your EO programme held at the Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Friday, prompted a caller Mastan Vali from Ongole to inform the EO that he was denied accommodation in Tirumala though he was an ardent devotee of Lord Venkateswara. The EO responded that there was no such restriction and advised the caller to lodge a complaint if he faces a similar treatment in future with the TTD helpdesk.

The EO answered 23 callers from across the country on various issues. Reacting to suggestions by a caller, Yaswanth from Bengaluru, EO said that the TTD had taken up massive plantation drive in Tirumala. “Except the Srivari Seva Building, we have not taken up any constructions in Tirumala keeping in view the importance of environment. To reduce vehicular pollution we are planning to introduce 60 electric vehicles by January 2018,” he informed.

 

SV Bhakti channel CEO post notified

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams invited applications for filling the posts of Chief Executive Officer for SV Bhakti channel for tenure of two years on Thursday.  TTD officials gave the notification after vigilance department completed their inquiry on the existing CEO A.V. Narasimha Rao which has been a hot topic in the Temple Town. Gestures of TTD endowments officer indicate that the existing CEO will be terminated even as he still have six more months of service.

Speaking to media persons in Tirumala on Friday, EO Anil Kumar Singhal said, “A week before, we have received interim report on the allegations of SVBC CEO. The report says that procedural irregularities were there. We are about to study the comprehensive report. We will take further action based on the reports.”

The vigilance officials have done an in-depth enquiry on A.V. Narasimha Rao for more than 20 days. Different teams were deployed to verify various complaints received. Chief vigilance and security officer Ake Ravi Krishna spoke to different complainants. Speaking to 

Speaking to this correspondent Mr Krishna said, “We have submitted a comprehensive report to the EO, TTD on Thursday. We have done the enquiry in-depth.”All these development signify that that the existing CEO shall be terminated soon.

TTD releases 50 thousand Arjitha Seva tickets online
More than 50 thousand tickets are pertaining to various 'arjitha sevas' to be performed at Tirumala Temple of Lord Venkateswara for the month of March 2018 are released online.

Among these tickets, electronic dip draw tickets are 10,843 including Suprabhata Seva (8,103), Thomala and Archana Sevas (130 each), Astadalam  Seva (180), Nijapada darshanam (2,300). 

Other sevas in general category are 42, 585, Visesha puja (1,500), Kalyanotsavam (10,125), Unjal seva (2,700), Arjitha Brahmotsavams (5,590), Vasanthotsavams (10,320), Sahasra deepalankara seva (12,825).

Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Endowments officer Anil Kumar Singhal said, “This month we will have a trial run of slot wise sarva darshan for five to six days. Based on the feedback and observations from the pilgrims, we will implement the system in two or three months in a full-fledged manner. The aim is to reduce waiting hours to pilgrims even in free darshan.”





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