TIRUPATI, JULY 19: Tirumala JEO Sri KS Sreenivasa Raju called upon the TTD staff who have been deputed to offer dedicated services to multitude of visiting pilgrims during Godavari Maha Pushkaram 2015 in Rajamundry which is slated to commence from July 14 to July 25. “Rendering services to pilgrims is more virtuous than having Pushkara Snanam”, he asserted.

In a meeting held with all the deputed officials and staff members of TTD in SVETA bhavan in Tirupati on Friday, the JEO said, the 12 religious event is going to be a prestigious one as it is considered to be the first mega spiritual activity in Navyandhra Pradesh. “The replica temple of Lord Venkateswara which was constructed by TTD in Municipal Grounds is going to be the major centre of attraction during Pushkaram as tens of thousands of pilgrims are expected to visit the temple after taking holy dip in River Godavari”, he added.

The JEO said, “All eyes are at us and we need to work with extra dedication and enthusiasm to make this religious event a grand success. Every one should keep in mind that our work is sure to reflect on the image of the institution. So each staff member should render duty of his or her job chart with extra care and attention to enhance the reputation of TTDs”, he maintained.

Adding further he said, apart from the 500 odd employees of TTD who have deputed for Pushkaram duty, there will be another 650 plus Srivari Seva volunteers who have been selected locally to offer their support to the management in pilgrim service. “You all should co-ordinate with them and extract better services from the volunteers in the areas of temple, Health, Annaprasadam etc. As it is not our place, you should adjust with the available comfort levels and render dedicated services”, he reiterated.

He said, this is going to be a rare opportunity for all of us as we are all be a part of Maha Pushkaram. Later the JEO briefed the employees about the programme schedule. “Our temple will commence from a day before Pushkarams as the opening of Srivari Temple is on July 13 between 9:07am to 10:30am. So all the departments should reach the premises by July 12 itself and make prior preparations for the successful conduct of the 12-day religious event”, he said.

The JEO complimented TTD Engineering wing for completing the construction of temple and other arrangements within the stipulated time and Annaprasadam DyEO Sri Venugopal for taking the leading in making annaprasadam, accommodation and other arrangements to the deputed employees by negotiating with the local officials in Rajamundry.
CE Sri Chandra Sekhar Reddy, HDPP Secretary Sri Prayaga Ramakrishna, SE III Sri Sudhakara Rao, SE Electricals Sri Venkateswarulu, VGO Sri Ravinder Reddy and others also spoke on the arrangements of respective departments.