Tirumala, 31 May 2016: With an aim to give information to wider range of public with respect to various services and amenities being provided by TTD to pilgrims, TTD has taken a three hour slot in Tirupati FM radio for the relay of the programmes, said TTD EO Dr D Samba Siva Rao.
Speaking to media at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Tuesday, he said, TTD will be paying around Rs.11 lakhs for a year to AIR Tirupati Kendra towards the Tirumala Samacharam. “This is a very cost effective but has a wider impact as the reach is huge covering entire AP and in some places at TN and Karnataka also”, the EO said. “In 2006 we used to relay the suprabhatam and now we have reinstated the programme”, EO added.
Later AIR Tirupati Kendra Assistant Director for Programs, Dr K Vijaya said, the programme includes suprabhatam, Thomala and Archana sevas of Lord Venkateswara between 3am to 5:30am and also various information useful to pilgrims including Darshan, accommodation, kalyanakatta, annaprasadam, laddu prasadam, different schemes and trusts, welfare activities will be relayed between 5:30pm to 6pm.
Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju was also present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER, TTDs TIRUPATI