New TTD Board sworn in

Published on May 03, 2015 01:18:18 AM
Dr Ch Krishna Murthy took oath as the 48th Chairman of TTD Trust Board in the sanctum sanctorum of Tirumala temple on Saturday.

 Out of 18-member board, 14 members took oath along with the chairman including TTD Executive Officer Dr D Samba Siva Rao, who is also the ex-officio member of TTD Trust board, K Lalithakumari, P Ananthalakshmi, D Bala Veeranjaneya Swamy, P Sudhakar Yadav, G Sayanna, AV Ramana, J Sekhar, Suchitra Ella, Sampath Ravi Narayanan, P Hariprasad. While DP Anantha took oath as TTD Trust board member in the evening.

 Keeping in view the heavy pilgrim crowd in Tirumala on Saturday, the chairman and members of the board had Mahalaghu darshan like any other common pilgrim and later had Vedasirvachanam in Ranganayakula Mandapam.

Immediately after new TTD Trust board sworn in, the maiden board meeting was held under the chairmanship of Dr Ch Krishnamurthy at Annamaiah Bhavan on Saturday. After the meeting addressing media persons he said, as the Godavari Pushkaralu is scheduled to take place from July 14 to July 25 this year, TTD Trust board has given its nod towards the setting up of replica temple of Lord Venkateswara on the Pushkarini Ghat.

The Chairman also said, the board has agreed towards the purchase of 70 lakhs SS full edged blades for tonsuring purpose, 450 Pattu Saris for Sri Tirumala and Sri Govinda Raja Swamy temples, Storage Godown to store human hair in Tirupati.  He appreciated that the EO and his team of officers are doing excellent job in initiating pro-pilgrim measures in Tirumala and other temples.