TIRUMALA, 28 JAN 2013: Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju reviewed on “Radhasapthami” festival arrangements with TTD senior officials and HODs at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Wednesday evening.

He directed the various department heads including Annaprasadam, Temple, Vigilance, Health, PR, SVBC, Garden, Engineering and Forest departments to make elaborate arrangements for this one day festival which is also known as “Mini Brahmotsavams” as the Lord takes celestial ride on seven vahanams on a single day starting from dawn till late night.

The JEO instructed the engineering officials to set up barricades in the galleries in view of the heavy pilgrim rush which is expected for this one day mega event of Lord Venkateswara. He also instructed vigilance sleuths to make elaborate security arrangements to see that no untoward incident take place during the time of vahanam procession as well during Chakrasnanam in Swamy Pushkarini.

He also directed the vigilance officials to take the assistance of Srivari Sevakulu and Scouts also the students of Veda Pathashala(For Vaidika Haram) to maintain the pilgrim crowd.

He directed the Annadanam and Health officials to supply annaprasadams and water continuously to the pilgrims waiting in the galleries to witness the procession of lord. He has instructed the Garden officer to set up pandals and colourful floral displays in the mada-streets and other vital points to give a festive look to the event.

Meanwhile TTD has cancelled all arjitha sevas and privileged darshans including aged and physically handicapped, parents with infants etc. on February 6 following Radhasapthami.

Temple DyEO Sri Chinnamgari Ramana, Supdt. Engineer Sri Ramesh Reddy, DyEOs Sri Venugopal, Sri Venkataiah, Sri Rajendra and others were also present.