TTD TRUST BOARD MEETING
Tirumala, 28 Sep 2011(P.R.O) The TTD board chairman Sri Kanumuri Bapiraju said, that the board has given green signal to purchase one lakh kilos of export quality dry grapes required towards the preparation of laddu prasadam and other prasadams of Lord Venkateswara.
Addressing media persons after the board meeting held at Annamaiah Bhavan in Tirumala on Wednesday, the TTD board chief said a negotiations are underway with Railway authorities to construct a foot over bridge connecting the newly constructed pilgrims amenities complex Vishnu Nivas in Tirupati with Tirupati railway station. He said the tariff of accommodation have also been fixed at Rs.300, Rs.500, Rs.800 and Rs.1300 for the sake of the visiting pilgrims.
We have also invited honourable Lok sabha Speaker Smt Meira Kumar for Darshan of Lord and she accepted our invitation but not confirmed the date of her visit. But we are hopeful that she may visit Tirumala in near future”, the chairman maintained.
The chairman said, sub-committees have also been appointed by the board to take care of various activities in TTD including Purchases committees where in all the three board members Sri R Suryaprakash Rao, Sri Muthyam Reddy and Smt Rajeshwari are members, while endowments commissioner Sri G Balaramaiah will head the Appeals committee, TTDs board chief Sri K Bapiraju and Executive Officer Sri LV Subramanyam will be in the sub-committee to take care of SV Degree College in New Delhi, all the board members will be present in BIRRD sub-committee while for SVIMS Executive board and Governing Council, Honourable Chief Minister is the Chairman while TTD chairman will be the vice-chairman and other three members of the board will also be the members of the sub-committee.
The chairman said, TTD has geared up for brahmotsavams and the honourable Chief minister of Andhra Pradesh will lay the foundation stone to ORR at GNC Toll gate in Tirumala and later inaugurate the Kumaradhara – Pasupudhara projects on September 29, on the first day of brahmotsavams. The CM will offer silk vastrams to Lord Venkateswara on the behalf of state government in the evening. He said the CM will also inaugurate the 2012 dairies and calendars along with a book on Vaikhanasa Agama.
He said there is a reserve stock of 6,31,000 laddus with TTD. “We will also release six books during procession of various vahanams during brahmotsavams. The chairman said the risk allowance of vahanam bearers of TTD has been enhanced to Rs.1000 from the existing Rs.300.
Board Members Smt Rajeshwaramma, Sri R Surya Prakash Rao, Endowments Commissioner Sri G Balaramaiah, EO Sri LV Subramanyam, JEO Sri KS Srinivasa Raju, CVSO Sri MK Singh and others were also present.