Tirumala, Feb 2 : Record number of over two lakh pilgrims has turned out for Rathasapthami event in Tirumala on Saturday.
Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (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 Executive Officer Anilkumar Singhal along with Tirumala Additional Executive Officer 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 Nagaraja and in the direct supervision of Catering Officer 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. (UNI)