TTD COMMENCES ARJITHA SEVA TICKETS FOR COMMONERS THROUGH RANDOM DIP SYSTEM
Tirumala, 01 Aug 2011(P.R.O): The issuance of much awaited arjitha seva tickets for common pilgrims like Thomala, Archana, Abhishekam and Vastram tickets under current booking commenced on August 1 evening in the presence of TTD Tirumala Joint EO Sri KS Srinivasa Raju.
Speaking on the occasion, the JEO complimented the winners of the thomala and archana seva tickets and at the same time urged the pilgrims who did not win the tickets not to get disappointed or dejected. He said TTD will continue this new dip system of issuing arjitha seva tickets for about a month and will continue after seeing the response from the pilgrims. “In future we are contemplating to use the same mechanism even to allot seva duties to Srivari Sevaks”, he added.
Adding further he said from Tuesday (August 2) onwards, the pilgrims can enroll their names from 11am to 5pm. “At 5.01pm, in the presence of either temple Dy.E.O or Arjitham AEO the dip process will be carried out. The pilgrims (winners) can take the tickets till 8.00pm and after that their opportunity is said to be forfeited”, he added.
Meanwhile on Monday evening over 231 pilgrims enrolled their names for available 14 thomala and 10 archana tickets at the current booking counter between 6.00pm to 6.30pm at Vijaya Bank near Central Reception Office(CRO) in Tirumala. For thomala dip.no.157-Mr.Devaraj and for Archana dip no.117-Smt.Ganga won the first tickets.
TTD CVSO Sri MK Singh, ACVSO Sri Sivakumar Reddy, Temple deputy EO Sri Munirathnam Reddy, Vijaya Bank Manager Sri Dinakar Rai and others were also present.