Tirupati, 11 November 2016: TTD Joint Executive Officer Sri Pola Bhaskar today said that social good will emerge on its own if the Temples which are hubs of devotional, social and culture also functioned well in a country.

As part of the eighth edition of Managudi program the JEO participated in the Kaishika Dwadasi program at Sri Vinayaka Swami Temple in a Harijana wada of Venugopalapuram in the Renigunta gram panchayat.

He said the Managudi program would be conducted at all the 12,500 temples in AP and Telangana under the aegis of Endowment Dept and the HDPP of TTD on Karthika Pournami, Nov.14th. As part of the same today the Kaishika Dwadasi was performed at over 300 temples in both the states. The objective of the Managudi was to inculcate the virtues of devotion and righteousness in the youth generation of SC/ST, Fishermen and other backward sections of society, he said.

Sri N Mukteswara Rao, the incharge of HDPP said the Managudi program aimed at highlighting the temples as centres of culture to the younger generation will be celebrated in phases during major festivals through out the year.

Earlier the JEO garlanded the portraits of Lord Venkateswara and Gomata and also distributed booklets of Govinda namam, Vishnu Sahasra namam, Govinda Rakshana wrist bands, Mangala Kaishika Dwadasi etc. He also felicitated Haridasa Gunasekhar of Venugopalapuram, as part of program to felicitate Haridasas of Mala community.

Among other Smt Paki Muthu, Renigunta Sarpanch, Deputy EO of HDPP Sri Dhananjayalu, AEO Nageswar Rao and other devotees participated.