“NEW DARSHAN SYSTEM IS GIVING POSITIVE FEED BACK FROM PILGRIMS”-TTD EO
TIRUMALA, JUNE 6: The three layered darshan system introduced by TTD a couple of weeks ago is yielding positive results with majority of pilgrims expressing satisfaction said TTD EO Sri MG Gopal.
Addressing the monthly “Dial Your EO” programme at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Friday, the TTD EO received some calls from various pilgrims including Sri Rajaram of Adilabad, Sri Prahlada Rao of Tirupati, Sri Venkataramana of Guntur, Smt Vijayalakshmi of Badvel regarding push and pull inside sanctum sanctorum. Answering their queries, TTD EO inviting them to visit the temple again and give their opinion about the latest three-layered darshan system which is giving good results. “Now the pilgrims are not complaining about the push and pull inside Garbhalayam”, he maintained.
Receiving the calls from from pilgrims Sri Uma Maheswara Rao of Hyderabad, Sri Siva Reddy of Guntur, Sri Nageswara Rao of Nellore, the EO replied that no privilege darshans are available for those who donated body organs to others. “But you will be allowed with one attendant through the physically handicapped or aged people darshan line, if you are unable to walk without support”, he added. Meanwhile he thanked Sri Yadagiri, a blind pilgrim from Warangal who complimented TTD for providing the separate queue line for physically handicapped pilgrims.
When pilgrim callers Sri Subramanyam from Ongole and Sri Srinivasulu from Punganur about the beggar menace in Tirumala and RTC bus stand in Tirupati, the EO said he will take necessary initiative to put an end to this problem.
Answering a pilgrim caller Smt Ramani from Vijayawada, the EO Sri MG Gopal said, TTD has recently modified the system of allotting seva tickets on the request of pilgrims which will be implemented soon. “Most of the pilgrims brought to my notice that as per Hindu tradition, usually both the husband and wife want to take part jointly in any arjitha seva. But in the on-line system, with limited quota only one could able to get while other not. So we have remodified it. When two arjitha seva tickets are available, then only it will be allotted to couple”, he maintained.
Replying the pilgrim caller Sri Parathasaradhi from Bangalore, TTD EO said, the management will soon set up 108 inches TVs in all the compartments of Vaikuntham Queue Complex and sevas which will be live telecasted by TTDs SVBC channel will be relayed for the sake of the waiting pilgrims.
Earlier, before receiving the calls from the pilgrims, TTD EO informed the pilgrims about the measures taken by TTD over the issues that were brought to his notice during the previous “Dial Your EO”programme. Later he listed various festivals and religious events in offing in the month of June including Sri Govinda Raja Swamy annual brahmotsavams in Tirupati from June 4-12, Teppotsavams of Goddess Padmavathi Devi at Tiruchanoor from June 8-12, Annual brahmotsavams of Appalayagunta near Tirupati from June 8-16, Tyagaraja Jayanthi fete in Tirumala on June 9, Jyestabhishekam in Tirumala from June 11-13.
Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju, CVSO Sri G Srinivas, Chief Engineer Sri Chandra Sekhar Reddy and other officials were also present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI