SRIVARI SEVA REACHES TO NEW LEVELS
Tirumala, Jan 1: The Srivari Seva voluntary service started by TTD in the year 2000 with an aim to provide free service to visiting pilgrims with co-pilgrims has reached new heights today with lakhs of pilgrims from across the country taking part in this noble devout service in the last 13 years of its journey.
Tirumala, the abode of Lord Venkateswara, is visited by millions of ardent devotees every year. With a view to render better services to the pilgrims who come from far-flung parts of the country, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams has launched “SRIVARI SEVA” voluntary service on November 1, 2000. Started with just 195 volunteers in the initial days, so far almost four lakh 60thousand sevaks have rendered service in Srivari Seva.
The services of Srivari Sevakulu are being utilized in over 20 departments in Tirumala including Vigilance, Health, Annaprasadam, Garden, Medical, LadduPrasadam, Temple, Transport, Kalyanakkatta, Book Stalls etc.
Today the sevaks hail not only from southern states but also from New Delhi, Kolkata, Jharkand, Maharastra and Orissa also.
Meanwhile when a total of 60,055 sevaks offered service during 2012, in the year 2013 over 76,238 sevaks belonging to 3482 teams offered service to the pilgrims. Out of them 22,721 are male volunteers while 53,517 are female volunteers.
ISSUED BY THE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER, TTDs, TIRUPATI