The 73rd Republic Day was celebrated with utmost patriotic fervour in Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam (TTD) Parade Grounds here on Wednesday with the Executive Officer Dr KS Jawahar Reddy hoisting the National flag.

Listing out the series of development activities taken up by TTD in his R-Day speech, Dr Jawahar said: “TTD has successfully provided Vaikuntadwara Darshan from January 13-22 to 3.79 lakh pilgrims including 6,949 devotees who hailed from backward areas following Covid norms.”

The EO also informed on the recent achievements including Go Maha Sammelanam, Gudiko Gomata, Goadharita Vyavasayam, Gopuja, Navaneeta Seva, Panchagavya products, Agarbattis with used flowers in TTD temples, Pavitra Udyanavanams, Dry Flower Technology, Sri Padmavathi Children’s Cardiac Hospital, Vengamamba Memorial.

The EO also said as a part of its mission of protecting Tirumala. TTD has completely banned plastic and is set to launch electric bus services to Tirumala from August onwards.

Later, the EO also enlisted a series of devotional programmes taken up by TTD including Gita competitions, Adigo Alladigo programme, various Parayanam programmes etc.

He said very soon TTD will introduce Venkateswara Vratam and Venkateswara Namakatti for the sake of devotees.

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The EO also mentioned various employee’s welfare activities taken up which included Health Scheme, issuance of Smart Cards, appointment of 119 on compassionate grounds.

In his concluding speech, he sought the Blessings of Sri Venkateswara Swamy to give enough strength to all to overcome the Covid crisis and dedicate in the service of devotees with more enthusiasm.

Earlier, the EO participated in the R-Day Parade along with CVSO Gopinath Jatti.

On occasion, the EO has given away merit certificates to 25 senior officers, 150 employees and 05 SVBC employees.

Additional Executive officer AV Dharma Reddy, Joint Executive officer Veerabrahmam, Additional CVSO Siva Kumar Reddy and all Heads of departments and employees were also present.

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