JEO REVIEWS TUMBURU TEERTHAM ARRANGEMENTS
Tirupati, 14 March 2016: Tirumala Jeo Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju has reviewed the arrangements to be made for the Tumburu Teertha Mukkoti which is slated on March 23 in the temple town of Tirumala.
The review meeting with various departmental heads was held at Sri Padmavathi Rest House in Tirupati on Monday. The Jeo instructed the departments especially Engineering, Forest, Vigilance, Annaprasadam and Health departments on the measures and arrangements to be made for the big religious event on March 22 and 23.
ONE LAKH WATER AND 60K BUTTER MILK PACKETS:
He has instructed the Health and Annaprasadam wings to keep ready one Lakh water and 60thousand butter milk packets ready to distribute to the pilgrims as more than 10-15 thousand pilgrims are expected to take part in this fete.
NO FOOD COOKING BY OUTSIDERS:
The Jeo has clearly instructed the vigilance wing and forest wing not to permit any one to cook their food in the Teertham. “The food arrangements will be made by our Annaprasadam wing alone and outsiders would not be permitted. Keeping the past experience of the forest fire which has erupted after Tumburu Teertham in 2014, the pilgrims are banned from carrying cooking articles”, he added.
He instructed the radio and broad casting wing to make continuous announcements on the precautionary measures including ban of cooking by outsiders, to reach Tumburu Teertham only via Papavinasanam route and not from Mamandur etc. for the sake of the safety of the pilgrims.
ELABORATE SECURITY ARRANGEMENTS:
The Jeo also instructed the vigilance wing officials to deploy men at different points all through the route from Papavinasanam to Tumburu Teertham and also instructed to negotiate with Tirumala police on security arrangements.
He has directed the engineering wing to set up mobile ladders made of huge jute and coconut hemps and ropes to enable the pilgrims to safely reach their destination.
AMBULANCE VANS: He has also instructed to keep ready three ambulance vans in the case of any emergency.
PRIORITY FROM THE LAST FEW YEARS:
The Jeo said, though the fete is not directly related to Tirumala temple, as Tumburu Teertham is considered to be the first and fore most sacred water body of the three crore and odd water bodies believed to be present in the lush green forests of seshachalam ranges in Tirumala. This is located at about 9km from Tirumala shrine. As this coincides on Phalguna Pournima day, the pilgrim inflow has increased from the past few years. So we are taking extra attention to make the event a smooth one, especially after the 2014 forest fire accident”, he observed.
Temple Dyeo Sri C Ramana, Annaprasadam Dyeo Sri S Venugopal, VSO Sri Ravindran Reddy, SE II Sri Ramachandra Reddy and other senior officers were also present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI