PRESIDENT INAUGURATES NEW ANNADANAM COMPLEX
TIRUMALA, JULY 7: The President of India H.E.Smt Pratibha Devisingh Patil inaugurated the massive new Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba Annadanam Complex at Tirumala on Thursday.
Earlier, she was received by AP Governor H.E.Sri ESL Narasimhan and AP CM Sri N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and other TTD officials. The President Smt.Pratibha Patil inaugurated the plaque at the entrance of the new annadanam complex amidst the chant of Vedic hymns by Vedic pundits. Later she visited rothi making machine and then offered prayers to the Vakulamata statue installed inside the annadanam kitchen. At this juncture, TTD Specified Authority chairman Sri J.Satyanarayana explained to her about Matrusri Tarigonda Vengamamba who pioneered the cause of Annadanam in Tirumala to devotees. Later she greeted the donors for their largessee. The devotional musical concert by renowned singer Smt Gopika Purnima and team, Vegesna Foundation’s Srivani and Rishikesh enthralled the distinguished guests. Smt Gopika Purnima rendered the devotional penned by Saint Poet Annamacharya and Saint Poetess Vengamamba.
Later the President and entourage had a delicious feast in the new annadanam complex. The free food service to pilgrims in the new anndanam complex also commenced in the afternoon of Thursday.
Hon’ble Ministers Sri Raghuveera Reddy, Smt. Geetha Reddy, Sri Chinta Mohan, M.P. Sri Chiranjeevi, MLA, TTD Joint Executive Officer Dr N.Yuvaraj, Sri K.S.Srinivasa Raju, Sri M.K.Singh, C.V&S.O, Dignitaries, TTD and Govt Officials were present.
ISSUED BY TTDs PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TIRUPATI