Tirumala, October 5: TTD chairman K Bapiraju said today that the media had a special role to perform in the coverage of the Brahmotsavam -2013 in view of the ongoing difficult conditions for devotees to come to Tirumala.

Inaugurating the media centre for facilitating the reporters of both electronic and print media the chairman r appealed to all reporters to ensure full coverage of all events for the benefit of thousands of devotees who were unable to reach Tirumala and participate in the Brahmotsavam events due to inconveniences.

He said the scribes were lucky to be witnessing the historic and most austere events at Tirumala and should share their experiences with entire world.  They should write about Lord Venkateswara’s glory and also ensure devotees of all sections get benefit of his blessings.

Earlier the TTD Pro Sri T Ravi briefed about the facilities – computers with internet, fax and telephones before arrangements made for breakfast, lunch and dinner to convey the happenings, processions and rituals at Srivari Temple for the benefit of the devotees across the world. As many as 3400 Srivari Sevaks were participating in the Brahmotsavam events this year

Sri M G  Gopal, executive officer of the TTD said that a toll free number: 1800-425-1111 has also be pressed into service to provide information to all about the facilities- accommodation, darshan hours and also other dharmic and cultural activities at Tirumala and Tirupati.

Among those who participated were Tirupati JEO Sri P Venkatarami Reddy, CV& SO Sri GVG Ashok Kumar, Pro Sri T Ravi, APRO Kumari Neelima.