CJI PAVES VISIT TO TTD SVITSA
LAUDS TTD FOR PROMOTING ANCIENT TEMPLE ART
Tirupati, 10 Apr. 16: The honourable Chief Justice of India, Sri T S Thakur paved a visit to TTD-run traditional sculptural institution Sri Venkateswara Institute of Tradtional Sculpture and Architecture located near Alipiri in Tirupati on Sunday noon.
Both Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar and Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju explained the high profile dignitary in brief about the origin of the institution which emerged in the year 1960 with an aim to safe guard the ancient temple art and architecture. Later the production centre commenced in 1977 where in preparation of stone idols is being carried out as per the requirement.
They also explained the CJI that there is a huge demand for stone vigrahams and TTD also runs a subsidiary scheme for the supply of statues at 75% subsidy and cent percent to SC/ST colonies.
The Chief Justice of India Sri TS Thakur also appreciated the TTDs effort in the propagation and promotion of Hindu Sanatana Dharma through the temple art and sculpture institution.
Earlier the CJI Sri TS Thakur along with Supreme Court Judge Justice NV Ramana visited the exhibition hall where in the miniatures of Tirumala temple, other stone carvings, Vigrahams, Sudha Murthies(idols made of cement) were put on display in SVITSA.
Devasthanams Law Officer Sri Venkatramana, Chief Engineer Sri Chandra Sekhar Reddy, SE II Sri Ramesh Reddy, EE Sri Manoharam, Principal SVITSA Sri Devadas, Tirupati Urban SP Sri Gopinath Jetti, TMC Commissioner Sri Vinay Chand and others were also present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI