TIRUPATI, OCT 14: Students who excelled in Dharmic Vignana Parikshalu organised by the Hindu Dharma Prachara Parishad (HDPP) wing of TTD have been awarded with meritorious certificates and gold and silver medallions of Lord.

The 31st Dharmika Vignana Parikshalu awards ceremony held at Annamacharya Kalamandir in Tirupati on Tuesday. The HDPP Special Officer Sri B Sriram Raghunath presided over this function. Speaking on this occasion, former HDPP Secretary Dr P Chenchusubbaiah said, the origin of Hindu Sanatana Dharmika Parishalu ages back to over 200 crore years old when Sun God first organised this. TTD being the chief ambassador and conservator of Hindu Sanatana Dharma, has been sustaining the legacy by conducting dharmic exams every year to the students of 6th to 10th standards through its HDPP wing.

The Purana-Itihasa project officer Dr Samudrala Lakshmanaiah advocated that there is an urgent need to make the children of today aware of the great tenets and personalities in Hindu Sanatnana Dharma. These exams should be conducted like an “Yagna“ to bring out talents of the students”, he maintained.
In his presidential address the HDPP chief Sri Raghunath said, the students belonging to states of Andhra Pradesh, Telengana and Tamilnadu has participated in “Dharma Parichayam” for 6th and 7th standard students and “Dharma Pravesika” for 7th to 10th standard students on February 1 during last year. These exams were started by TTD in 1980 with just 5000 students and about 85 thousand students had written these exams during last year. This year already 1.5 lakh applications were dispatched and October 31 is the last date of receiving applications. The 32nd Dharmic examination is scheduled to take place on February 1 in 2015 “, he added.

Meanwhile for the students who toppled the exams at the state level were presented with a cash prize of Rs.4000, Rs.3000 and Rs.2000 respectively for 1st, 2nd and 3rd positions along with 5gms gold dollar with the image of Lord Venkateswara while for the district-level toppers, a cash prize of Rs.1000, Rs.750 and Rs.500 along with 5gms silver dollar to the students who stood in first, second and third places respectively.

Meanwhile these prizes have already been given away to the winners belonging to Srikakulam, Vizianagaram, Vizag, East Godavari on 10th of October and for those belonging to West Godavari, Krishna, Guntur and Prakasam on 11th of October. The awards will be given away to the students who stood meritorious in these exams hailing from the districts of Telengana state on 18th of October.
While on the prizes distributed at Tirupati on Tuesday, apart from Chittoor, students hailing from Kurnool, Anantapur, Kadapa, Nellore and also from Chennai were awarded with the prizes.

The students hailing from Tamilnadu, Kesari Higher Secondary School of Chennai, Government Higher Secondary School and Panchayat Union Middle School of Krishnagiri district exhibited their talent in these dharmic exams.

TTD Public Relations Officer Sri T Ravi, Kalyanotsavam Project Special Officer Sri Ramachandra Reddy, Vengamamba Project Officer Sri KJ Krishnamurthy, Dasa Sahitya Project Officer Sri Anandatirthacharya, Dharmic Exams Convenor Sri Damodar Naidu, Prof. Sarvottama Rao were also present