750 student volunteers to render service : SP
Along with the police as many as 750 Cyber Mitra-Mahila Mitra student volunteers (police volunteers) will be involved in the nine-day Srivari Brahmotsavams to be held at Tirumala from September 30 to October 8.
Tirupati: Along with the police as many as 750 Cyber Mitra-Mahila Mitra student volunteers (police volunteers) will be involved in the nine-day Srivari Brahmotsavams to be held at Tirumala from September 30 to October 8.
According to Tirupati Urban SP KKN Anburajan, besides supporting the police in crowd regulation, these women volunteers will be entrusted with the responsible task of handing over the missing children back to their parents. They will help women and aged, guiding them during the Brahmotsavams which attract thousands of pilgrims from various States.
Addressing an orientation programme for the Cyber Mitras and Mahila Mitras here on Saturday, the SP told the women student volunteers that serving the pilgrims during the auspicious Brahmotsavams at Tirumala should be considered as a God given opportunity for them and wanted them to overtake the police in winning the hearts of devotees by doing service with devotion.
Mahila Mitra concept was introduced to inculcate social service among the women students. He said each student volunteer will be given a jacket with police log and hat to wear while on pilgrim service during the fete.
Stating that as many as 5,000 police force of all cadres would be deployed for the smooth and successful conduct of the Brahmotsavams, he said additional Mahila Mitra volunteers will also be requisitioned for Garuda Seva which will be held on the fifth day of Brahmotsavams and expected to draw about three lakh devotees.
He said the police will be deployed not only on Tirumala hills but also in Tirupati, down the hills for regulating and assisting the pilgrims in areas like railway station, Central Bus Station and also TTD pilgrim amenities complexe where pilgrim movement will be heavy during Brahmotsavams.
Keeping in view the experience of last year's Brahmotsvams, the police finetuned security arrangements this year. he said. Pilgrims are welcome to Tirumala for the Utsavam without any hesitation or fear and seek the blessings of the Lord.