MORE TASTY ANNAPRASADAMS TO DEVOTEES-EO
Tirupati, 25 February 2017: Annaprasadams should be prepared in a more tastier manner and in an enhanced hygienic environment to the multitude of visiting pilgrims to Tirumala, said TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao.
Reviewing on Annaprasadam Trust activities in his chambers in TTD Administrative building in Tirupati on Saturday, the EO said, by the end of 2016-17 financial year, the donations to SV Annaprasadam Trust will touch Rs.800crores. The Annaprasadam officials should chalk out an action plan to come out with more delicious dishes with a better hygiene. The Trust should become self reliant and should reduce the usage of diesel and enhance the usage of gas. “To study on this, a committee will be constituted soon”, he added.
DEVOTEES CAN DONATE CASH FOR MEMORABLE OCCASIONS
The devotees can donate their largessee even in cash for the rice and annaprasadams during their personal memorable occasions like wedding days, birth days and other important days.
“A meal will cost Rs.25. In Tirumala we have been serving food to one lakh pilgrims in the form of annaprasadams and breakfast menu on a single day at a cost of Rs.25lakhs. For 1000 pilgrims it is Rs.25000. The devotees can donate to not less than 1000 pilgrims. If they want to donate for a day meals then the devotees can pay a cash of Rs.25lakhs. Some devotees have already expressed their wish to donate for a day’s meal of the pilgrims”, he added.
Adding further the EO said, even they can donate for 1000 kilos of rice. “We have fixed the price at Rs.40. For one ton, the donor can pay Rs.40thousands, The donations can be made in the form of cheque, DDs, e-Donation etc to Annaprasadam Trust and can get tax exemption”, he maintained.
Tirupati JEO Sri P Bhaskar, CE Sri Chandrasekhar Reddy, Additional FACAO Sri Balaji and others were also present.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI