Tirupati, 21 November 2015: One of the chief mottos of TTD being the custodian of Hindu Sanatana Dharma is preservation and promotion of Vedas, said TTD EO Dr D Sambasiva Rao.

Addressing the valedictory programme of the four-day International Veda – Science conference at Mahati auditorium in Tirupati, he said, TTD is allotting Rs.40cr every year towards the promotion activity of Vedas. “We have an exclusive SV Veda Parirakshana Trust to take care of the Vedic related activities including the welfare of the Vedic scholars, organising Vedic seminars etc.”

“About 31crore rupees are available with this trust with the largesse of donors. We are providing a financial aid of Rs.1.50lakhs to about 105 Vedic schools in the country every year. A stipend of Rs.3lakhs is also being presented to every Vedic student after the completion of his course. We invite the intellectuals to share their opinions and views to further promote Vedas. I call upon the students and faculty of Vedic fraternity to come forward with extensive research in the areas of Vedic mathematics, Vedic sciences, astronomy, geology and more”, he observed.

The Guest of Honour of the conference Prof. Parameswara Narayana Shastry, VC of Rastriya Samskrita Samsthan, New Delhi in his speech said, Vedas are not just related to some religion or religious activity or ancient dharmic practices alone. Vedas means the knowledge. There is no exaggeration that many languages, cultures, civilisation and knowledge emerged from Vedas alone. They taught the humanity the righteous way of leading life. There is need to propagate the vast wisdom embedded in Vedas for the welfare of the humanity. In December there will be yet another international conference on Vedas and Sanskrit and the temple town of Tirupati will be hosting this mega event too at the Lotus Feet of Lord Venkateswara. I whole heartedly appreciate the efforts of TTD in Vedic promotion”, he added.

SV Vedic University VC Prof. Sri KE Devanathan, Registrar Prof Krishnamurthy and other Vedic scholars, students, were also resent.